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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    BA, I'm intrigued at the performance of those 190gr beasts in the x39. That trumps my Brit with paper patch and a full case of 4350. Mind you, my Brit only has a 14.6 inch barrel, including the chamber and the boolit was 194gr. Your load and...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    This is what I would have thought too. OS, that refines what I was guessing at. I was thinking the best one could hope for would be to get the muzzle parallel to the axis at point of exit. I didn't think it would possible to actually shift the...
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    Yesterday, 03:16 AM
    One can see that the tuner has an effect by the shift of POI. Looking at Varmint Al's animation, I would be guessing that the idea is to tune the three nodes so as to self cancel.
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    02-27-2021, 04:08 PM
    My Remington 512 with a nice scope shoots some nice groups with regular ammo, both subsonic and supersonic. However, there are always outlyers to some degree that spoil the groups. Some ammo shoots better than others. For off hand shooting it...
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    02-26-2021, 07:26 PM
    I was thinking the same as tazman. In addition it might be an idea to test a chosen node with different ammo. You may find that one node is less sensitive to changes than another in that way. I would suggest that with other ammo, more than two...
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    02-25-2021, 02:12 AM
    I know what you mean about the headlights. I did discover that certain wavelengths focus clearer than others. I have this reflex sight that has green or red reticle selection. Green is nicer but red is sharper and without reticle distortion...
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    02-23-2021, 01:34 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Aguila ammo in Rimfire Area
    Since the thread was started, I have tried Aguila 40gr sub-sonic solid points and I like them. They stand up to Eley Club and GECO Match.
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    02-22-2021, 02:19 PM
    What a beauty! That's a work of passion. That would be a fun gun to have. I found 22 long and shorts on our shelves. A bit pricey and not knowing how they might perform I passed up on them.
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    02-21-2021, 08:51 PM
    That's exactly what I had in mind!
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    02-21-2021, 04:12 PM
    OS, I wanted suggest that very thing. My aperture has exactly that but the effect is still there. I'm wondering what effect a more tube shape aperture would have. Or perhaps a double aperture. What I was talking about are star shaped orifices'...
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    02-19-2021, 04:10 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread .22lr in the snow in Rimfire Area
    You shoulda called yourself Diehard Wolfdog. :mrgreen: Do you notice any difference in accuracy in such cold? There would be no such thing as subsonic at those temps. Mind you, there is the 720 fps and 9 something as well. Not sure what sonic...
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    02-19-2021, 02:59 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Lithgow .303 in Military Rifles
    It looks like your Lithgow has a full length barrel. That would be 25". Once all the crud and rust is removed you might want to dull the rust pit edges so they don't scrape off lead. As you say, fat boolits and you should be good. I have a...
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    02-19-2021, 02:47 AM
    No no-gunsmithing mounts for the SMLE. But the SMLE has a ready fitted charger bridge which is ideal for the rail mount. I happen to have one lying around but it's a Parker Hale type which is fine if you can get the rings for it. Ideally one...
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    02-19-2021, 12:07 AM
    You're having waaay too much fun, OS! :mrgreen: And I'm enjoying following your progress. :drinks: In the meantime I have to wait another ten days to get out to the range. I've ordered 1,500 rounds of ammo which I have to collect on Monday. ...
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    02-18-2021, 04:57 AM
    I was looking through my aperture sight with a 0.75mm aperture. I see a dark spot in the middle and moving the aperture side to side I notice there is a lensing effect which makes the 'target' appear to move. I'm wondering whether this effect...
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    02-17-2021, 07:17 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread New rimfire round in Rimfire Area
    Have we done the cost exercise comparing the cost of a rimfire round versus the cost of reloading a cast boolit? Why would I want a 32 rimfire when I can reload 32 center fire? If the cost is similar then the saving of effort would make it...
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    02-14-2021, 02:48 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread New rimfire round in Rimfire Area
    Maybe because all the years I've used a 22 rimfire, I wished for something a bit bigger, like a 25 rimfire or a 32 rimfire. Same velocity but bigger and heavier. A 22rf is pretty small and while it works just fine for its intended application, a...
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    02-13-2021, 08:59 PM
    Well, I'm back from the range. I can say I think I've found some good ammo and I can also say my eyes got tired very quickly. Still analyzing and documenting the results. I did get one or two reasonable groups. My old 512 with its scope is back...
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    02-13-2021, 03:16 PM
    I've tried both eyes open but just cannot do it. I guess it's how one starts out one's shooting life and I've been doing it with one eye shut for almost as long as I've been alive. Old habits I guess. They say that both eyes open gives full view...
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    02-12-2021, 04:37 PM
    What would happen if you made your black target the size of the white spot? It's interesting that eight of the first ten shots fell into the same group area, two of which we know is the first and second shot, so that makes it eight out of eight! ...
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    02-11-2021, 05:36 PM
    That is coming together very nicely! One should of course not forget that this is all at 50 yds. My shooting is all done at 25m, half the distance. I have taken to a white center too. With a post front sight it helps identify the center of the...
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    02-10-2021, 07:59 PM
    On the odd occasion I get envious! This is one of those occasions! :mrgreen: Great acquisition! I'm sure the previous owner will be happy that you have possession of it. He will know it's gone to a good home. Now I'm looking forward to chapter...
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    02-09-2021, 04:22 PM
    A blurred memory is better than no memory! Sorry what were we talking about? :mrgreen: Ha - I went to the doctor a few months ago and he asked my how my memory was so I said "Well you know .... umm .... sorry, what was the question again?" He...
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    02-08-2021, 03:46 PM
    Thanks again. Yes, I looked at those links, thanks. I've refined my base mount drawing and I think I have the aperture height worked out. I need to set up the rifle and double check everything. I'll DM you as soon as I know what I need. I see I...
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    02-08-2021, 12:38 AM
    That sure came out looking good! I have a few old 22 single shots, also with one piece barrel/actions. If you'll give me your address I'll send them over .... [smilie=1:
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    02-07-2021, 03:31 PM
    Thank you kindly, OS OK. Greatly appreciated. I now feel confident to go ahead with my rear sight base, knowing what is out there and how it is done. There won't be any problems receiving shipped items but shipping out from the US could be a...
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    02-07-2021, 03:25 AM
    Not quite Metford rifling but a very worn Enfield rifled bore. I loaded it to the minimum to disintegrate the patch before heading out into the field. It shot great until the bore polished up and the patches no longer disintegrated. I was using...
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    02-07-2021, 12:21 AM
    Thank you for your kind consideration. Yes, I've been looking for a front assembly but not finding anything. I thought I might be able to make something but I only have a lathe. I would be most appreciative of your help. Today I measured up...
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    02-06-2021, 04:06 PM
    Talking about peering into the bore I now realized that this new ammo I'm shooting leaves granules in the bore. Previously I was seeing grey dust coating the bore and it came out as a dust with the bronze brush.
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    02-05-2021, 02:30 PM
    For scoring and hunting yes, absolutely. They represent the real world, except that in hunting one doesn't get to call a flyer but those flyers sure count and are not acceptable. Then again does not one shoot a group when hunting. Only the first...
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