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by AlanF
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sixty.10 Rattler – Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Sixty.10 Rattler – Coming Soon

It was a minor quibble Denis. I agree that minimising the time you spend looking at things other than conditions is a good strategy. It looks like a quality product.
by AlanF
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sixty.10 Rattler – Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Sixty.10 Rattler – Coming Soon

...The advantage isn’t loading the round as much as being able to not take your attention off the conditions while you are loading the next round... Hmmm. But would you need to look at the conditions if you're shooting as fast as that thing allows? Just kidding :D . A question though, where do the ...
by AlanF
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mound Setup 101
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Mound Setup 101

On the subject of joysticks, it would be interesting to know the variations on how they are used. I gather that some have the joystick movement adjusted quite tightly and move it close to the aiming point, then let it go and do the final aim by other means (bag squeezing?) Others have the joystick m...
by AlanF
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mound Setup 101
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Mound Setup 101

Following the very popular Tuning Basics 101 thread, this one is for advice and discussion on setting up rests etc for best accuracy. I've started by moving Denis Aarons's excellent post to here.
by AlanF
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

It'll be great to have you aboard Rod. I think separate threads would be best. How about starting with a Gear and Mound Setup 101?
by AlanF
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sightron new scope purchase
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Sightron new scope purchase

My 8-32 had its first outing yesterday. First impressions very happy. Its noticeably lighter built than the 10-50 but seems well made (in Japan). Only time will tell, but I feel confident it'll be a "keeper".
by AlanF
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

I won't attempt to add any technical advice to this thread because my tuning methods are pretty basic, namely ladder testing and occasional experimentation with seating depth. What I would like to comment on however is how things have changed during my time in F-Open. When I started shooting at Quee...
by AlanF
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: Tuning Basics 101

Great information Brett - very interesting subject to a lot of shooters. Thanks for getting the ball rolling. Anyone else who can add to this will be appreciated.
by AlanF
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Concentricity gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Concentricity gauge

Bruce will explain his own experience, but I know from before and after sizing measurements on neck runout (using a Sinclair concentricity gauge) that my Redding FL bushing die isn't perfect. Not sure of the exact reason but suspect its a different shoulder slope inside the die to the chamber should...
by AlanF
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sightron new scope purchase
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Sightron new scope purchase

Well I have a 2nd hand Sightron 8-32 advertised as new in the box which is on its way by post now. So hopefully it will be good and put paid to the doubts that have been raised, although not sure how long it has been in the box. I have a 10-50 SIII about 5 years old. The side focus has always been h...
by AlanF
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sightron new scope purchase
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Sightron new scope purchase

What did the dealer recommend. Sometimes they will try to steer you to something they make more money on, or which is easier to obtain.
by AlanF
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6BR-AI loads wanted
Replies: 30
Views: 1741

Re: 6BR-AI loads wanted

...After doing some online research about it I discovered it was stated by some who had struck the same problem that a 7 twist barrel was just too fast. The analogy given was the fast twist was like having the bullet "hit a wall" ?... Interesting. Perhaps that phenomenon is what puts the ...
by AlanF
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prize meetings
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Prize meetings

Ok the question is what do you really expect from a prize meet is it the prize money or meeting new friends. Put answer in writing so clubs can try to actually understand what is expected of them . Most pm don’t seem to meet people expectations but no one informs what issues where with meet . Was i...
by AlanF
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mixing powder
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Mixing powder

I cannot see any safety problems with mixing batches of the same powder if you don't exceed maximum recommended loads, even if you fail to mix them thoroughly. The worst that can happen is that performance will be inconsistent. I've mixed different batches often (dregs or salvaged from dismantled ca...

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