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by Old Trev-39
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Life of Barrels
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Re: Life of Barrels

Keith, There is erosion so this could be the problem. There was erosion in the other barrels that that went longer. Maybe this one decided it had had enough. Thanks for your input. Bruce, I am not a fan of J.B. and vary rarely use it. I still have my first pot I bought over 10 years ago. If barrel m...
by Old Trev-39
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Life of Barrels
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Re: Life of Barrels

Hi Keith, Definitely not carbon fouling. Wal86. What I meant was same components used and the same procedures that have I have used for years with no problems. What I want is some numbers on how many shots before barrel has gone south, and type of rifling pattern. A S.A.U.M. barrel in Cairns went so...
by Old Trev-39
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Life of Barrels
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Re: Life of Barrels

Initially I was getting un-explained vertical shots. Chronographed loads over Labradar and had 45 f.p.s. spread. This is not a loading issue as the same loads in a different barrel produced a 4.575.inch group at 1000yd. in Townsville on Saturday. Before my post I slugged the barrel. After initial si...
by Old Trev-39
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Life of Barrels
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Life of Barrels

Hi All, Am looking for the following for barrels using the Win .284 cartridge. (1) Rounds fired before going bad. (2) Cut or Buttoned rifling. (3) Standard or angled lands such as 5C or 5R. My reason for asking is that I have had a cut angled lands barrel fail at around 1000 rounds. I have had 3 but...
by Old Trev-39
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 44
Views: 4617

Re: Just starting out

If you start with a good action it will stay with you forever. Whatever class you start in, you can always re -barrel into a different calibre. A club member up here in N.Q. has just re-barrelled into .284W and is doing quite well. What ever you do buy the best optics at the start and you will not h...
by Old Trev-39
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Full-bore/Target Rifle
Topic: Windage Knob for Central Sight No 4
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Windage Knob for Central Sight No 4

Someone with a lathe could make you one easy.
Cheers,
Trevor.
by Old Trev-39
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barrel Tuner for 7mm SAUM
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Barrel Tuner for 7mm SAUM

I have used the Purdy PRX system on a couple of .284's and was quite happy with the results. Same with a 6.5x47 and 6.5x55 Rogue. All were made out of aluminium, so not a lot of weight to act as a barrel weight. Cannot see why they should not work on a SAUM.
Cheers,
Trevor.
by Old Trev-39
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Maddco Barrel
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Maddco Barrel

Just recently fitted a new Maddco barrel chambered for .284W. It took about 2 weeks from order to delivery. I have never had a barrel that ran in so easy. Actually the 9 shots fired were just wasted except for getting a zero. Procedure was shoot 2 clean, shoot 2 and clean shoot 5 and clean. Each tim...
by Old Trev-39
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Super Veteran - how old?
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: Super Veteran - how old?

Maybe another for the 80's. How about O.F's.
I will be joining them next year.
Cheers,
Trevor.
by Old Trev-39
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shooting Australia's target sport athlete of the year
Replies: 14
Views: 2352

Re: Shooting Australia's target sport athlete of the year

They did not invite him to the presentation because they thought he might wear his "Mankini"
Congrats. Rod.
Cheers,
Trevor.
by Old Trev-39
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Supplier News and Discussion
Topic: Ken from Copper head
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: Ken from Copper head

September last year Ken sent me some trial packs of the135 & 140's from his new dies to try in my 6.5 x 55 Rogue. Both shot as well as I could on the days that I shot them. As I did not do any load development for the owing to limited numbers, I shot the 140's with the load I normally use behind...
by Old Trev-39
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 155gr bullet choice for 1:13 twist
Replies: 14
Views: 2546

Re: 155gr bullet choice for 1:13 twist

As to bullet twist calculators. If you feed in the data for a115gr..30 cal. in a 1in 17 twist it does not work. As the shooters who shoot a .30 B/R. what twist they use and the results, it works very well. even 1in 19 works. So do not believe everything you read. Cheers, Trevor. P.S. A .30 B/R won a...
by Old Trev-39
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead projectile approval?
Replies: 36
Views: 6085

Re: Copperhead projectile approval?

I made an enquiry about 7mm. projectiles and had a reply within 24 hrs. Same with other correspondence before.
Cheers,
Trevor.
by Old Trev-39
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 10890

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

Hi Keith,
With all your years of cleaning your barrels and others that have gone through your shop, how do you recommend cleaning a barrel? Everyone has their own ideas. Your idea might save some new shooter a lot of grief down the track.
Cheers,
Trevor.
by Old Trev-39
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: One Scope on Multiple Rifles
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: One Scope on Multiple Rifles

Hi Alex E, I do not swap scopes around but I do swap barrels and calibres on my long range bench gun. I have no problems with this, but your situation is a bit different. Removal and replacement have also not caused any problems. I think as long as you record accurately your scope settings for each ...

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