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by Gyro
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Starting out in F Standard - Tikka T3x?
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Starting out in F Standard - Tikka T3x?

I can't comment on F Standard but I'll put some ideas out to bear in mind. Potential "Factory Rifle" problems : Bore of barrel maybe not finished well enough such that bore roughness will mean u will foul-out quickly and accuracy will deteriorate. Chamber dimensions may be loose/large. Sto...
by Gyro
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Stocks for Musgrave Actions
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Stocks for Musgrave Actions

The Musgrave my mates got is a big solid action with a solid bottom ( no mag cutout ) and the recoil lug is cast into the base. It's got a bloody big totally flat bottom, except for the recoil lug up front which is proud of the base. If I remember rightly the base on my mates one could do with milli...
by Gyro
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Alpha munitions brass
Replies: 32
Views: 1259

Re: Alpha munitions brass

Exactly Malcolm. Where's the published results of a PROPER test ? Litz is getting a bit of a bollocking here, when he's someone who has done a lot to wake people up from clinging to folklore and myths ? I could do a test myself as I believe I've got a gun accurate enough to generate worthwhile data ...
by Gyro
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Alpha munitions brass
Replies: 32
Views: 1259

Re: Alpha munitions brass

Thanks Peter. But in defence of Mr Litz seems to me he has done a LOT towards attempting to debunk much of the wives tales and folklore that are sooooo prevalent in this sport ! Even if it's not all 'gospel' at least it gets you thinking ?
by Gyro
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Alpha munitions brass
Replies: 32
Views: 1259

Re: Alpha munitions brass

Peter. Please define your last sentence ? And has ANYONE ever properly tested case weight variation vs long range accuracy ? If we use Lapua cases we need not bother weighing ? I do and don't weigh them. I'm waiting for that guy Bryan to publish some test results.
by Gyro
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: LAPUA 308 BRASS
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: LAPUA 308 BRASS

Sorry to hear about your undies Wal.

What I'm wanting to hear is some proven advice from proven results that we don't need to be buying Lapua brass to shoot consistently well ? If not guess I better stick with Lapua.
by Gyro
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: LAPUA 308 BRASS
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: LAPUA 308 BRASS

Interesting discussion. So are we ( as in many of us comp shooters ) buying Lapua cases just because they are SUPPOSED to be better than the other choices ? I am as I've just assumed they were. I never weigh them ( as I suspect it's just another fairy tale that it's worth doing that ) so I don't kno...
by Gyro
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Seb Mini Joystick Tension
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Seb Mini Joystick Tension

Just take it apart Jase ? Can't be that complicated surely plus then you'll get to learn exactly what's going on with all the internals. I took my Shadetree Top apart then modified/improved it ! It never surprises me nowadays to find things that need sorting with any of the shooting gear. Regards Ro...
by Gyro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB - LH F Class rig
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: WTB - LH F Class rig

Yeah Rod I knew there waz a reason you've been shooting so badly mate ... lol

You just stay over that side of the Tasman please ( and MattP ) or I'm likely to get a jolly good arse-kicking haha !!
by Gyro
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB - LH F Class rig
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: WTB - LH F Class rig

It's simple lads, as some above well know : if the loading port ( and maybe the bolt too ) are to the same side as your body then the gun-management stuff is made a lot simpler. It's about making everything that happens on the mound as simple and trouble free as possible. That stuff is hugely import...
by Gyro
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard V block dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Barnard V block dimensions

I haven't had a look at the block vs the receiver screw hole locations but does the grade of ally make any difference here ? I'm guessing Barnard and most others use 6061 T6 ? Or maybe 6061 T6511 which gives a stronger harder ally than the T6 tempering process and machines better too. Or even 7075 T...
by Gyro
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard V block dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Barnard V block dimensions

All I can suggest is flick Barnard an email and they will email the drawing when they get back to work tomorrow morning after thier Easter break. Guess ya know that though. Cheers Rob
by Gyro
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Weaver rings & picattiny rails
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Weaver rings & picattiny rails

Yeah push them forward into the 'stopped' position as under recoil that's where they will want to go anyway. LAP THE RINGS in if they are not the plastic insert type !! Sooooo many shooters ruin thier scope by clamping it down hard Into misaligned rings !! Not to mention the accuracy problems that m...
by Gyro
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Stock Rigidity
Replies: 33
Views: 2267

Re: Stock Rigidity

Mmmmmmmmm very interesting ...... the thing we need to be mindful of too is to be 'agnostic' about much of our ideas ? So much of our theories are provisional at best. As you say Tim of Peter Smiths stock which sounds as if it might fly in the face of the conventional wisdom ? One thing seems likely...
by Gyro
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Stock Rigidity
Replies: 33
Views: 2267

Re: Stock Rigidity

Absolutely Timothy ! You guys are lucky to have someone with Bobs skills !! I waz gonna do a stock in the timber/carbon laminate style. I just went down a more complicated time consuming path. Your stock and say RodD's stock that Bob built look good to me. I like my stock too but I'm over thinking i...

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