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by Steve N
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 40
Views: 1406

Re: Looking for feedback

ajvanwyk wrote:It might not be to everyone's liking but suggest you take pre registration AND payment.


I think this would be a quite reasonable ask to give the organisers some confidence and make it easier to make sure that the event is a success.
The more I hear about it the keener I am to attend.
by Steve N
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 40
Views: 1406

Re: Looking for feedback

Pretty sure flying would be out for me so I would have to drive too so I'd be much more likely to attend if like Mike said it was tacked onto the Queen's. Maybe in a similar way to the F Class teams were included this year. Great initiative and definitely an event I would like to attend.
by Steve N
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand F-Open Teams Match
Replies: 30
Views: 3035

Re: Australia vs New Zealand F-Open Teams Match

Interesting piece of history.
In 1802 the Kiwis invented the condom using a sheep's lower intestine.
In 1822 the Aussies somewhat refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the sheep first.
by Steve N
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: F Class Competition in Australia
Replies: 36
Views: 1595

Re: F Class Competition in Australia

F Standard is what it is and has a very big following compared to our other f class disciplines. I prefer F Open but am always impressed how well the Standard shooters do.
by Steve N
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: F Class Competition in Australia
Replies: 36
Views: 1595

Re: F Class Competition in Australia

Hi Cory I dont think you can put the F Standard genie back in the bottle without upsetting a lot of shooters that have invested a lot of time, effort and money into developing very sofisticated setups. I agree with Spencer's comparison to a restricted FOpen class. There are plenty of lower cost rifl...
by Steve N
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: new guy

You have come to the right place for the right info to get you going. Plenty of posts to go through from plenty of top shooters with some great advice. If you have any questions ask away there is always someone glad to help out a new guy! I think I may have met you at the Beaudesert Rifle Club and i...
by Steve N
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 308 Palma depriming problem
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: 308 Palma depriming problem

Remove the depriming rod from the die by backing off the hex shaped collet screw on top of the die then chuck the rod in a drill. Spin the rod and grind down the pin with something. I have used a diamond sharpener but a bit of emery cloth backed up with a flat ruler or file would do the same. Keep g...
by Steve N
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bisley style shooting
Replies: 70
Views: 3519

Re: Bisley style shooting

Perhaps some Queens organisers would be willing to include some ranges in Bisley format in the Lead Up. I would suggest the second day of the Lead Up to begin with but maybe more. They usually don't have great attendances and might benefit from the change. Shooters are already there and no new event...
by Steve N
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bisley style shooting
Replies: 70
Views: 3519

Re: Bisley style shooting

RDavies wrote:
bruce moulds wrote:so how would you guys feel about a whole queens run bisley style?
keep safe,
bruce.

I would love it. It would be great to see.


I would like it as well. It would certainly add a point of difference to the normal Queens formats.
by Steve N
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Borescope
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Borescope

I use a Lyman Borecam that I find does a great job. Excellent for seeing how clean the barrel is and its condition once you get used to interpreting what you're looking at. Haven't used the others so can't really compare but this is easy to use and can capture picture for future reference etc.
Steve
by Steve N
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bisley style shooting
Replies: 70
Views: 3519

Re: Bisley style shooting

I reckon it would be interesting to have one or more ranges of Bisley at major competitions. Maybe the second day of a prize meeting or even an afternoon at a queens or arranged to make it optional from the main event similar to the way teams are included? Should be easier to organise than a new eve...
by Steve N
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee Collet Neck Die
Replies: 38
Views: 3401

Re: Lee Collet Neck Die

Hi. Is there a Lee Collet Neck Die for a 284/7 mm EWM Not that I've been able to find. I use one for a 7-08 and use a spacer under it I made from a couple of washers stuck together. Need to make it about 3/16" thick to prevent crushing the case shoulder. Works well unless I forget the spacer.....
by Steve N
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: ULTRA-LONG RANGE CHALLENGE
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

Re: ULTRA-LONG RANGE CHALLENGE

I had a come-up of 48 minutes from 100yds to 1500yds using 183gn SMKs at MV 2860fps (284 Shehane). My old Leupold 6-20 has 90MOA adjustment so achieved it comfortably. But I got a very good lesson in how critical low velocity spread is at ultra long range. The load was holding better than X ring at...
by Steve N
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rear plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: Rear plate?

Has anyone used one of those dead bottom or donut bags to stabilise their rear bag on the mound. I saw one being used a while ago and it looked okay. Anyone had any success or otherwise?
by Steve N
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Several primers not showing much pin strike
Replies: 75
Views: 3929

Re: Several primers not showing much pin strike

I would hve thought the headspace would need to be miles out to cause misfires on a well operating firing pin ? I had a missfire a couple of weeks ago with a BR2 in a 284 case. Dismantled the round and the primer went off when hit with a hammer so was probably okay. I had somehow set the headspace ...

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