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by mike H
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ACT Queens
Replies: 34
Views: 2861

Re: ACT Queens

Congratulations to all the winners and congratulations to all competitors for making the 2018 Canberra Queen’s a great event.A special mention to the winners in the Grand Aggregate,Jim Jeffery TRA,Harro TRB,Ethan Hewett TRC,Jacinta Bradley FS/A,Jim Clifford FS/B,FO Richard Bailey and in FTR Don Laug...
by mike H
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cleaning after firing lead projectiles
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Cleaning after firing lead projectiles

Hoppes is fine,as far as I know there is nothing we should be using that dissolves lead in barrels,if in the unlikely event you got some leading solvent and a tight patch should push it out,a firm patch and JB paste will grab onto any lead also.For serious cases of leading,ooo or oooo steel wool on ...
by mike H
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: VRA Prize meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: VRA Prize meeting

The 3 x 1000 at Bendigo today was a great shoot. A lot of fun in testing conditions but surprising to me not a really big field. Looking forward to tomorrow. Not surprising to me,when it comes to 1,000 yards and further,the commitment seems to ease off,hope tomorrow gets a larger field.A pleasing t...
by mike H
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA - Skills and Development Day
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: VRA - Skills and Development Day

How did It go?
by mike H
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA Match Rifle and Long Range Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: VRA Match Rifle and Long Range Championships

Cliff Austen won the F Open,Mick Punterjero won the FTR with Marty Kelly second.Match Rifle Open was won by Paul Monaghan,Shane Courtney second,I was in the bottom end of the FTR.Saturday was cold,today a bit warmer,wind was tricky as usual,overall a good event as they always are at Stawell.
by mike H
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA Match Rifle and Long Range Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 417

VRA Match Rifle and Long Range Championships

Just tidying up last minute details before heading to Stawell on Friday,looking forward to catching up with old acquaintances and trying to hit the middle now and then.
by mike H
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Photos of Rifles etc.
Topic: Not for F class
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Not for F class

I am jealous.
by mike H
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Varying powder charge summer/winter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Varying powder charge summer/winter?

Would velocity variation due to temp also be related to to the expansion of the barrel steel? I'm guessing the barrel would get smaller as the barrel steel would expand internally and externally? Which may contribute more to velocity than the actual temp of the bullets???? Just a thought I always t...
by mike H
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Rifle weighing scales.
Replies: 21
Views: 1001

Re: Rifle weighing scales.

Thanks Peter.
by mike H
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Rifle weighing scales.
Replies: 21
Views: 1001

Re: Rifle weighing scales.

At the risk,probably a great risk,of appearing to be difficult,could I ask regarding calibrating scales,by who,how and where and is the calibrated weight absolute,or is there a tolerance?
Mike.
by mike H
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: do we like
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: do we like

OK Bruce,as I know nothing,I shall step back and allow others to share their experiences.
by mike H
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: do we like
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: do we like

Never heard of it,more details and less riddles please Bruce.
Mike.
by mike H
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Rifle weighing scales.
Replies: 21
Views: 1001

Re: Rifle weighing scales.

I have a 10 kg electronic kitchen scale,you may need to weigh the bipod separately,take some time and care weighing as the shown weight can vary if the rifle being weighed is not on the balance point.Please leave yourself some leeway as the persons manning the official scales may not be as generous ...
by mike H
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Au Match Rifle & Long Range F Class + Ultra Long Range
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Au Match Rifle & Long Range F Class + Ultra Long Range

The results and photos are on the Australian Match Rifle site now.
by mike H
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB 308 Barnard F standard set up
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: WTB 308 Barnard F standard set up

My advice,for what is worth,go and buy a new Barnard set up by a good gunsmith and go from there,there are the very occasional bargain in used gear,but not often,all barrels wear out and have to be replaced,either sooner or later,I don’t think in the overall scheme,if you stay in shooting that there...

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