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by Wal86
Sat May 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Sporter/Hunter Class...is your club promoting it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2430

Re: New Sporter/Hunter Class...is your club promoting it?

...Question so why have rules for something that is non competitive ? As stated in rule 23.2 "The prime purpose for its introduction is to encourage participation, rather than competition...", but that doesn't mean it can't have a competition format. This is a sensible approach in my opin...
by Wal86
Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: 6mm 115gr DTACs for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: 6mm 115gr DTACs for sale

Andrew, what is the minimum twist required to run these? Albert, Cartridge pending but, 7.5 twist would be my minimum... Each to there own but an 8 twist is very marginal with dtacs and i wouldn't recommend it.. Any of the 8 twist barrels getting good results id be sceptical of the barrels twist va...
by Wal86
Wed May 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Hornady A tip Bullets
Replies: 24
Views: 1339

Re: Hornady A tip Bullets

could it be that the Hornady marketing team learned some on how to charge extra with the heat shield tip, and carried it to a even greater heights with the aluminium a tip :?: :idea: :shock: . strange that the aluminium tip in the old amax was dropped because plastic ones were better, according to ...
by Wal86
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Hornady A tip Bullets
Replies: 24
Views: 1339

Re: Hornady A tip Bullets

Hornady did an aluminum tipped bullet about 16 years ago, they were a very ordinary bullet at the time..
(Dont quote me, but i think it was the first A-MAX that had an aluminum tip...) Hornady then went to plastic tips..
Hopefully with new technology they will have improved...
by Wal86
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA Queen series.
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: VRA Queen series.

Excellent video. Congratulations to all involved. =D> Im really disappointed i couldn't shoot this years queens, looks like it was a fantastic event enjoyed by all.. Well done to all the winners and event organisers... I dropped in on Sunday afternoon and the range upgrades are very impressive, you...
by Wal86
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA lead up and Queens.
Replies: 32
Views: 2831

Re: VRA lead up and Queens.

Trevor, Great to see the VRA queens allowing blow off shots this year =D> ....... BUT What a load of bullshit, too charge shooters to fire a couple of fouling shots into the mound before a days shooting... Dont nominations cover this added expense???? We dont want people pulling over, on some back r...
by Wal86
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: enlighten me on powder measures.
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: enlighten me on powder measures.

Ben,
I wouldnt consider the A&D an upgrade...
Cheers
Alan
by Wal86
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Bag Lube advice
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Bag Lube advice

Toddy,

If your after carnauba wax, go to a Nestle or Allens factory.. They use it to coat their lollies, you maybe able to get some..
Hope this helps..
Cheers
Alan
by Wal86
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: interesting barrel run in
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: interesting barrel run in

I know what the lead and throat is Bruce... I didnt explain that well, at all.. Im unfamiliar with tool marks in the lead/throat and the freebore measurement shifting during breaking in process.. Both are related to one another, and im aware that others experience this. My point is that it should no...
by Wal86
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: interesting barrel run in
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: interesting barrel run in

- tool marks in the lead/throat? (Polish a seated bullet in 000 steel wool... there should be no interference in the lead/throat...) - throat/freebore measurement increasing during the break in process? Both of the above should not happen.... Im very particular about breaking in barrels, but i dont ...
by Wal86
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Pussy pads otherwise known as recoil absorbers
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: Pussy pads otherwise known as recoil absorbers

I wouldnt put a 13 year old behind either of those cartridges, recoil/noise will frighten them, and a flinch will develop.. My suggestion is build something like a 223 or 6br in a heavy build.. The more comfortable they feel behind the rifle the more enjoyable, this will allow them to focus more on...
by Wal86
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Pussy pads otherwise known as recoil absorbers
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: Pussy pads otherwise known as recoil absorbers

I wouldnt put a 13 year old behind either of those cartridges, recoil/noise will frighten them, and a flinch will develop.. My suggestion is build something like a 223/22br or 6br in a heavy build.. The more comfortable they feel behind the rifle the more enjoyable, this will allow them to focus mor...
by Wal86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Abrasive cleaners and copper fouling
Replies: 31
Views: 2544

Re: Abrasive cleaners and copper fouling

Abrasives, are not the problem its the people using them incorrectly that is the issue... If you have hard carbon you have copper... ( carbon is hydroscopic another issue). Longer you let the carbon build accuracy will be compromised not to mention the harder the carbon is to remove as it becomes l...
by Wal86
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 what’s your plans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

Re: 2019 what’s your plans?

Mick762,

Sounds like a great idea mate, Nagambie Rifle Club is a great little club. Another TR shooter would be fantastic, hope to see you next year for our practice/pennant matches...
Cheers
Alan
by Wal86
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Photos of Rifles etc.
Topic: Junior shooters new rig
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Junior shooters new rig

Yeah my plan is to run Berger 108gr BT (first choice).. Might even give the 110gr SMK a go aswell. Looking at all those cartridges they are all very similar, id be looking specifically at brass quality and availability before making a decision... (Im glad I got my norma XC brass when I did) The Dash...

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