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by AlanF
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 103
Views: 3063

Re: The Future

DenisA wrote:"...Voting with your feet" doesn't work to encourage positive change when the governing bodies don't care...

That's a fair point Denis. I've been guilty of that myself, but we're now in a situation where we can't afford to have that attitude.
by AlanF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 103
Views: 3063

Re: The Future

Currently we aren't prepared to make the effort required to increase numbers in TR and F-Class, plus we aren't willing to change to what the market wants. To make matters worse the market is picky - many want things that are very hard to provide on our ranges.
by AlanF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 103
Views: 3063

Re: The Future

I believe we'll get what we deserve. If as a group we're prepared to make the effort, then we'll grow and succeed. There is no easy fix.
by AlanF
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ladder test- what went wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Ladder test- what went wrong?

Tim N wrote:...That's a bummer, thought I had a real shooter...

There's nothing to say you haven't got a real shooter, but you'll need to go further back to find out :) .
by AlanF
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ladder test- what went wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Ladder test- what went wrong?

...Should I be getting more than 20mm vert?... I'm afraid the short answer is no Tim. I estimate you should get a velocity difference of less than 40fps with that charge weight range, and that will translate to only about 10mm at 300yd. As Matt said, probably better to do it at say 500 (it will app...
by AlanF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA Elections for Director Positions - Nov 2nd
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: NRAA Elections for Director Positions - Nov 2nd

Bob, Congratulations on being one of the best Board members of recent times. Not only have you been the main advocate for F-Class, but your work in the Rules and IT areas has made a real difference across the whole organisation. You can hang up your boots in the knowledge that your considerable effo...
by AlanF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3733

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

KHGS wrote:...I use moly for two reasons, 1) easy cleaning. 2) more shots can be fired between cleanings without deterioration of accuracy. ...

I'll add to that Keith : 3) Bullet seating smoother and more consistent.
by AlanF
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3733

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

Thanks Brett. Might give the H7500 a try. Hoppes is out of stock at the VRA, so time to try something else.
by AlanF
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3733

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

BRETT B wrote:FWIW , I have tried probably every form of Carbon removing solvent over many years and the best one i have used for removing and softening up carbon is Helmar. You will still need an abrasive periodically but Helmar is great for loosening up Hard carbon is Saums .

Brett,

Is that H4000 Silicone Oil?
by AlanF
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: One Scope on Multiple Rifles
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: One Scope on Multiple Rifles

Alex, I've used Leupold QRW and Warne Maxima quick release rings for 15 years in F-Open and usually remove scopes each day after shooting, and swap scopes between rifles. The key requirement is to have good quality rails and in a particular if you are swapping between rifles, make sure the rails are...
by AlanF
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not
Replies: 26
Views: 1360

Re: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not

Dave, I remember Tony's problem well, but have had slight damage to a couple of my own 5Rs using bronze brush with solvent (never abrasives) where the rod doesn't turn at the full rate of the rifling, and it leaves lines on the lands which are slightly straighter than the twist. I did some testing w...
by AlanF
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not
Replies: 26
Views: 1360

Re: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not

The critical factor is the bearings. I've never seen a Gunslick rod, but do have several Tipton rods which are carbon fibre and have two bearings in the handle. In my opinion they are better suited to canted land barrels than Deweys because of the superior bearing setup giving a very free running ha...
by AlanF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FCWC 2021 South Africa
Replies: 1
Views: 441

FCWC 2021 South Africa

The NRAA is asking for nominations for Captain of the F-Open and F/TR teams.

See http://www.nraa.com.au/nominations-captains-f-class-open-and-ftr-world-championships-south-africa-2021/

Good to see they're starting early.
by AlanF
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: QRA Queens
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: QRA Queens

Wow. Didn't realise it was on. Some great performances. A remarkable situation in Open where the 3 most recent winners of this event finished 1 2 3 in a close one. Well done Adrian Siebel =D> . And another one in F-Std, the top 3 from the recent NRAA Queens finished top 3 again, another close one. W...
by AlanF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: When does BC Adavtage , become a disadvantage?
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: When does BC Adavtage , become a disadvantage?

...Probably alot to be said for shooting 1 caliber and getting to know it really well. Agreed. An example of that is the number of very experienced TR or F-Std shooters who have problems with over-compensation when they move to F-Open. The same can happen in reverse when an F-Open shooter brings ou...

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