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by RDavies
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 National Teams Match WA Queens
Replies: 29
Views: 1263

Re: 2019 National Teams Match WA Queens

Denis, Its not propaganda. Its all true. Its a darn tough range. Should see the club shoot scores on average from there. Makes you wanna go What The F... You've failed already..... The FSTD team have canted our scopes 5 degrees clockwise so that as wind is wound + / -the vert is kept true. I strong...
by RDavies
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: North Queensland F-Class - Long Range Bisley Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 1720

Re: North Queensland F-Class - Long Range Bisley Challenge

Josh Cox wrote:You've not mentioned that photo of Roderick Rohypnol dreaming, trying to make the shame go away......

What happened in Atherton stays in Atherton. and no sheep were harmed in the making of the photo shoot you alluded to.
by RDavies
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sixty.10 Rattler – Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Sixty.10 Rattler – Coming Soon

...The advantage isn’t loading the round as much as being able to not take your attention off the conditions while you are loading the next round... Hmmm. But would you need to look at the conditions if you're shooting as fast as that thing allows? Just kidding :D . A question though, where do the ...
by RDavies
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

I’m guessing this has to do with wind angular torque or wind shear at a Qld range ? That will be a good thread to discuss, as it’s a very tuff range for especially when the wind comes from the left and the lower number targets . But till then ! It still is one of the best and the hardest. Anyway of...
by RDavies
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mound Setup 101
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Mound Setup 101

Lastly, make sure you position your 60.10 rattler in the perfect spot to allow you to load, fire and reload without breaking position :lol: Bahahaha, your going to make Alan start another thread. :lol: Good advice on the other points too Well, its true, it is much more valuable when put in a positi...
by RDavies
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mound Setup 101
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Mound Setup 101

im lucky in that the range i shoot at all the mounds are astro turf and very firm. should i still be using something under my rear bag? . I suppose they are all different. At my local, the problem is not so much the length of the fake grass, but that it is very uneven due to the ground it was later...
by RDavies
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mound Setup 101
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Mound Setup 101

Another common mistake is to use too many spacer plates under the rear bag to lift it up to the desired height. The shooter often ends up with too many thin boards which warp, then start to rock and roll on each other causing excessive movement of the rear bag. A cheap alternative is a simple paving...
by RDavies
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mound Setup 101
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Mound Setup 101

the most common mistake I see with mound set up is rear bag spacing. Often when the fore end is up against the fire end stop, the rear edge of the butt is too far forward or rearward on the rear bag. If the rear bag is too far forward, when the rifle moves back under recoil, the hand grip area ends ...
by RDavies
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

looking for this velocity window is easy with a labradar. if you don't have one, a ladder test might be the quickest way. this has the bonus that every barrel has a slightly different velocity window. in some ways doing it without knowing velocity is a good thing, as preconceptions are out of the e...
by RDavies
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

It'll be great to have you aboard Rod. I think separate threads would be best. How about starting with a Gear and Mound Setup 101? I will do. First I would like to get to a range in the next few weeks and get some pictures of the common , simple mistakes I see regularly. For now though, with shooti...
by RDavies
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

Primers!! These little things can be tricky at times because there are so many factors that can effect the performance of a primer. Firing pin weight,travel,pertrusion,diameter, spring strength,bent,primer crush can all effect ignition. Even too much headspace can cause ignition issues especially w...
by RDavies
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

I noticed how at some recent big benchrest shoot virtually everybody was running the same powder and primer mmmmm . Yes, but if it was a 1000yd BR shoot it would be very different. For short range bench rest, they can shoot groups under the ones (less than .100" at 1000yds) with a high enough ...
by RDavies
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

I have been thinking of what I was going to write in here and had a few good ideas, but when I read Kieths reminder about making sure the shooter is not the weak link, that I decided to bring up some very important issues which very few people think about before they get into the fun technical tunin...
by RDavies
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

GSells wrote:
DannyS wrote:20 Deg winter, oh wouldn’t that be nice. Winter for us is anywhere from 0 up.

Well Haha, going back to pre teams banter .... QLD , THE BEST STATE ! :lol:

Depending on the range. Look for an upcoming post in this series soon.
by RDavies
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: EVA PATRICK WINS BRONZE AT 1000 IN BISLEY
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: EVA PATRICK WINS BRONZE AT 1000 IN BISLEY

Great to hear. I hope she is going to fill us all in on what it was like over there.

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