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by willow
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: scope question
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: scope question

Has anyone tried both a VORTEX GOLDEN EAGLE 15 - 60 X 52 and a Nightforce Competition 15-55 ?? If so , how does the Vortex stack up ? cheers Andrew Andrew, I own two of them, one of each reticle. I like them and thought they were on par with the NF Comp, at least to my eyes. Both track and I find t...
by willow
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB 6X47 LAPUA FL bushign type die
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: WTB 6X47 LAPUA FL bushign type die

I have a brand new Redding Type S match die set plus a Type S neck sizing die (with Redding nitride 271 bushing) I intend on selling. Happy to do a deal if this interests you.
by willow
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: LAPUA 308 BRASS
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: LAPUA 308 BRASS

disb wrote:
lonerider43 wrote:another reason not to waste big $ on over priced cases.

What’s a suitable alternative?


Peterson brass is probably worth a look.
by willow
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shooting in Commonwealth Games
Replies: 42
Views: 2304

Re: Shooting in Commonwealth Games

Looks like Ben and Jim finished 6th in the pairs match.
by willow
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: What Precision or Tactical Rifle setup do you use
Replies: 33
Views: 1941

Re: What Precision or Tactical Rifle setup do you use

So are there many stages where you have to use the scope for ranging (calculating distance)? Or is it just best to have a ffp for holdover? Btw thanks for answering my newbie questions. Not for the Sydney/Canberra shoots, guys know the distance they are shooting at but some won't dial for wind, the...
by willow
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: "Cheaper" optics - are they suitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: "Cheaper" optics - are they suitable?

In the optics world I'm a big believer in you get what you pay for. I've owned March, and then gone down to the Sightron SIII range which is moderately priced in comparison, and have since gone up to somewhere in between with the Vortex Golden Eagle, which gets the job done better than the Sightron,...
by willow
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: What Precision or Tactical Rifle setup do you use
Replies: 33
Views: 1941

Re: What Precision or Tactical Rifle setup do you use

Don’t even consider a second focal plane scope. On many stages you aren’t allowed or don’t have time to adjust your turrets. If you get a second focal plane scope you can only use one power setting which is less then ideal. Anything other then mil turrets and a mil type recticle is just making thin...
by willow
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: What Precision or Tactical Rifle setup do you use
Replies: 33
Views: 1941

Re: What Precision or Tactical Rifle setup do you use

Matt is putting two rifles together for me, both will do the job for PRS, one moreso than the other. Minimal use for both this year though since I'm stuck in Perth. Calibre/Case: 6mm - 6XC Norma brass but will try Peterson brass when it becomes available Action: Kelbly Atlas tactical/Tikka T3 Trigge...
by willow
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Gunsmiths in South Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Gunsmiths in South Oz

And if Jerome is under the pump try Ignition Custom Engineering.
by willow
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

When I first built my 284 WIN, I tried SMK 175 gr, 180 gr Hybrid and 162 gr A-MAX. the A-MAX shot better than all the rest so I stuck with them. Along comes the ELD-M series so I tried the 162's and they shot as good as or better than the A-MAXs. I bought a box of 180 ELD-M to try"later."...
by willow
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: March ELR scope
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: March ELR scope

I’m a March guy but was hoping for something that is more suited to the 95% rather han the 5%. ELR is growing in the States and they have the (allowed) space to do it so this might do well for them. I personally guessed a 40mm tube (have they actually said diameter??) and the with a little hint, at...
by willow
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6XC Load Data
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: 6XC Load Data

Gee whiz, that is fantastic info guys! I really appreciate it! Any indication of which of the primers serves best? Also how many reloads do you get out of the Norma brass? Also bear in mind there will be more brass options in a few months time, with Peterson brass doing the 6XC with both small and ...
by willow
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6XC Load Data
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: 6XC Load Data

2209 seems to be the universally accepted best powder for the 6XC, I'll be finding out later in the year myself as I have two rifles awaiting Mr Paroz's expertise in being chambered up. Bully_eye posts some good info, personally I'll be starting in the high 38s and working up to about 40gr, I don't ...
by willow
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5x47 Lapua Free Bore with 130gn Nosler RDF
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: 6.5x47 Lapua Free Bore with 130gn Nosler RDF

Willow I have a heap of 142s rdf that I am planning to run in my 260. When you say batch sort are you talking by weight or bearing surface? I'd be checking both. I've tried the 6mm 105gr pills and will only use what I have left for running in future barrels. They're a good looking bullet but I've f...
by willow
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5x47 Lapua Free Bore with 130gn Nosler RDF
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: 6.5x47 Lapua Free Bore with 130gn Nosler RDF

I am currently building a rifle in 6.5x47Lapua for F-Open/Benchrest/500Fly (Tikka CTR action/magazine, Maddco 28" heavy barrel, Bell & Carlson competition stock). Planning on running the 130gn Nosler RDF projectile because of the high BC and I can get them in bulk for a reasonable price. U...

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