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New Guy here.

08 Sep 2015
@ 03:19 am (GMT)

A Vilavella

Hi,
I am a new guy here.
I have bee lurking for a long time and finally decided to join the discussions.
Congratulations for this great site and forum and I am looking forward to learn and share. I also gave my wife the link so this way she can buy me some of the goodies offered here.
I have too many socks and sweaters already!

Cheers.

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08 Sep 2015
@ 09:41 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: New Guy here.
Hi there, welcome aboard. Glad you are finding the info here useful.

Everybody is learning here, that's the whole point of this site and the forums act as a further support structure. I hope you find the forums to be as helpful as the KB.

Nathan.
08 Sep 2015
@ 10:49 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: New Guy here.
Welcome. A Vilavella. It's the place for the good information. Nathans books are a great gift. You could buy the full set as a gift for your wife? If you're lucky she might let you read them? Where abouts are you ? What rifles do you own and what do you Hunt? Paper or Nasty wild beasts? Enjoy the site Warwick
09 Sep 2015
@ 03:19 pm (GMT)

A Vilavella

Re: New Guy here.
Hi,
Many thanks for your kind replies.
I live in the state of new york way up high and away from the crazy downstate and large cities. We are in Rochester right by lake Ontario and the finger lakes region and it is a beautiful country here like the one you have over there in NZ.
I like the outdoors and shooting sports in general. You have anything with a trigger you got my interest!
I do shoot skeet, sporting clays but also like to do precision shooting both bolt action and autoloaders. I compete when I get a chance depending on the work, family availability.
I also like to wildcat in the winter time when we get a lot of the workshop/man cave downtime.
I am also interested in all aspects of ballistics, internal, external and terminal and that is why I admire all the amazing job you have done.
I am looking forward to learn from this forum, meet new people and share our experiences.
I have to visit NZ one day. Maybe go on a hunt with you guys. After the lord of the rings footage I was pretty convinced I had to see your country but then after I saw some o the stuff you guys do I am determined I have to go there first chance I get.

Cheers.
E.




10 Sep 2015
@ 07:27 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: New Guy here.
welcome A vilavella.
sounds like you keep yourself busy.
you got me intrigued already what wildcats you been doing?
10 Sep 2015
@ 04:53 pm (GMT)

A Vilavella

Re: New Guy here.
Hi Thomas,
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Wildcatting is a hobby of mine that I do in the winter time when we are snowed in. Specially the design part and brass forming, die making etc..

I am not doing anything too serious that perhaps others have not tried before. There is no much left to be invented although we like to think we are contributing with something.

The one I am developing now is a 308 magnum that can use the standard bolt face and actions as supposed to Dakota for example. I have two candidate donors the 375 ruger or the RUM case that has to be shortened. One could go with the norma or the 338 lapua super magnums in 308 but those are clearly overbored and need larger bolt heads and wider shank. We don't need so much powder to be able to improve on the venerable Win mag. Just imagine if the WSM was a tad larger and with lots of freebore what this could do and on a more reasonable budget.

I had the 338 LM and I liked it but I decided it was not for me. perhaps too much rifle for me.

So we are trying to do some caliber consolidation and get things to be a bit easier to manage yet still have something that can shoot flatter.

Another wildcat I just finished last winter and I have been testing this summer is a short Indiana Legal 358. This was designed to be used in popular actions like AR, SKS, AKM type yet deliver more power. For that I used the 7.62x39 shortened and necked up to 358 caliber. This is a nice little cartridge for the heavy brush and even for the contender or encore system. 180gr soft points can be propelled at 2,500+ fps on a compact 16" barrel. 200gr do 2300 fps and I also have the amazing 225gr SGK clocking 2200fps+ that puts the little round on the big game league. I would not be the goto round for large moose but also I would not feel shorthanded if the range was right.

Thanks for the interest. Are you a wildcatter too?
Is there a section where you discuss alternative calibers here?

Cheers.
E.



11 Sep 2015
@ 08:18 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: New Guy here.
Shouldn't really be talking about guns and loads in this thread but I wanted to say- a .358x39 is my kind of cartridge. Nice.

Just be a bit careful with a whole freebore thing in the magnums. Use the book series to help with your planning in this regard. Christmas soon....
16 Sep 2015
@ 07:31 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: New Guy here.
How to post pictures

http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29.html[b]
 

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