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by ben_g
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

Okay, I am following you, and as I said I only have 6mm on hand to compare, but I’m pretty sure from pics the 7mm hybrid is also longer in forward of its bearing surface than the VLD. Manufacturers can create long or short secant ogives. I have been following the US shooting forums to see if anyone ...
by ben_g
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: IBI Stainless Barrels from Cleavers
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: IBI Stainless Barrels from Cleavers

You go first and let us know !!

If they had slower twists I would like to try one on a fox shooting rig. 22BR or a 22-250AI. Who cares about barre life.

I think most f-class shooters will pass on finished lengths alone.
by ben_g
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

I am not quite following your logic Williada. Are you saying it’s the overall length, ogive shape or the length of the nose in front of the ogive that lends a VLD to be more sensitive than a hybrid. I do not have any 7mm Hybrids to hand at the moment, however I do have 6mm VLD and hydrids to compare...
by ben_g
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

Thanks guys. Hope he gets some going soon, I’m keen to try. Happy to hear they are VLD design, I have found the Berger 180VLD’s very easy to get working and that’s what I have been using in my 284’s. Just jam 0.015 and away you go, also found the same thing with 130gr 6.5mm Berger VLD’s, hopefully K...
by ben_g
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Photos of Rifles etc.
Topic: Junior shooters new rig
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Junior shooters new rig

Are you planning on running 105 class pills or 115’s?? I have been going around in circles looking at the hotter 6mm options for that little extra ballistic advantage. Eyeing off 6XC, SLR, creed and x47. But for me the Dasher is stupid easy to make shoot and has still has plenty of performance. I’m ...
by ben_g
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Photos of Rifles etc.
Topic: Junior shooters new rig
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Junior shooters new rig

Very nice? Look out f-open shooters!!!

Why the move up to XC and not just stay with a Dasher??
by ben_g
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Copperhead 184gr VLD

With the latest small shipment of Berger’s bought in by BRT seeing 7mm pills now up to 90c ea my next order will likely be for Kens new 184gr bullet.

Has anyone tried any yet? Had anyone got a pic of one side by side with a Berger hybrid or VLD

Cheers
Ben.
by ben_g
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1740

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

Having the privilege to be a firer in the winning NSW F-open team last year at Lower Light with Dennis as the captain I whole heartedly wish him and the rest of the team the best of luck in South Africa. I am confident they will represent Australia very well!!! We should be throwing support behind o...
by ben_g
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reloader 16 & 23?
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Reloader 16 & 23?

Thanks Matt and Willow.

Anyone have a RL23 start load for 180gr VLD’s?

Currently shooting around 50.6gr of 2209 for 2820fps
by ben_g
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reloader 16 & 23?
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Reloader 16 & 23?

I have a 1lb jug of the new RL16 that I’m yet to try in both my Dasher and 284win so will knownsoon enough what it’s capable of. But has anyone tried RL23 in their straight 284? If the online boards in the US are to be believed velocities in the low 2900’s are easily achieved without trashing brass....
by ben_g
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 280 AI information Blog
Replies: 38
Views: 3975

Re: 280 AI information Blog

I swap barrels on and off my barnard, sometimes between ranges. I just keep good records of elevation for each barrel at the various ranges. As for windage. I keep records of how far from the bottom of the wind turret the zero is for each barrel. No need to have a second scope and zero is always spo...
by ben_g
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: 2 FARLEY RESTS FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: 2 FARLEY RESTS FOR SALE

Are these still for sale?

I have pm’d you for more contact info

Regards

Ben
by ben_g
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Savage 12 bolt lift.
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Savage 12 bolt lift.

Thanks for the tip Scott. I disassembled the bolt last night, it already has the small ball bearing mod where the assembly screw contacts the firing pin assembly. (There’s the case head of a 38special shell with a ball bearing glued in) But there was no grease at all on the floating bolt lugs (duh) ...
by ben_g
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

Trev I have fired several thousand 450’s with my barnard in the last couple of years without issue, I have just started using a new lot no in the last few weeks I can check it for you if you like.
by ben_g
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Savage 12 bolt lift.
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Savage 12 bolt lift.

Yes this is new brass out of the box, all I have done is run an expander through it to ease neck tension a little.

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