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by pjifl
Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NQRA Queens
Replies: 31
Views: 2990

Re: NQRA Queens

A Lullaby ???

More likely 'The Good Ship Venus'.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Sun May 13, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: tell me about tuners for fclass
Replies: 94
Views: 2930

Re: tell me about tuners for fclass

I used a muzzle weight - well forward - on two 284s. They shot extremely well. The way the weights were attached actually squeezed the bore slightly at the muzzle which may also be beneficial. I believe they did improve accuracy and also improved the recoil characteristics of the rifles. They could ...
by pjifl
Fri May 11, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: tell me about tuners for fclass
Replies: 94
Views: 2930

Re: tell me about tuners for fclass

I know of many rifles without tuners that can shoot 10 Xs. Having said that, I will not say tuners are of no use. But I see a lot of people who simply use them as another excuse in the book of 1001 excuses - damn - it was not my fault - my rifle must have gone out of tune. The one thing that really ...
by pjifl
Wed May 09, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Wichester M17
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Wichester M17

Well, why not an historically accurate revamp revisiting the M17s roots. The M17 is simply an Americanized P13/P14 originally designed for the 0.276 Enfield cartridge which would be on a par with today's top non magnum 7 mms. It would be competitive today with good brass. So would the Ross 280. Some...
by pjifl
Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New Bushnell Tactical Elite Scopes for F Class
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: New Bushnell Tactical Elite Scopes for F Class

A focusing problem as described does not give one much confidence in manufacturing tolerances and or quality control in other areas of the scope. BUT it may not be hard to fix this problem. Scope Makers always have various methods of adjustment for the Focus Range. The big problem is finding out wha...
by pjifl
Mon May 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?

Since no one else has answered about loads for the Creedmore 6.5 for 140s and using 2208 powder I will throw this in. It does not directly answer the question but may be of use. 36 grains of 2208 in a 6.5x47 behind 139 grain bullets is a fairly safe starting point. 37 grains is better but pressure r...
by pjifl
Tue May 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?

An interesting but maybe irrelevant observation. The 6.5 Creedmore is very close in length to the Jap Arisaka and also the Italian Carcano although the last one usually was loaded a bit down because of the rifle it was in. Sort of full circle. That is comparing case size. Shape is different of cours...
by pjifl
Tue May 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?

I recently played with a 6.5x47. It did shoot well but I cannot get the velocity I want with 139s or 140s without degrading cases more than I want. Without having tried a Creedmore, I suspect it will be marginally better and today if I made the choice it would be a Creedmore over a 6.5x47. At the ti...
by pjifl
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Alpha munitions brass
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

Re: Alpha munitions brass

Gyro wrote 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. Has anyone tested. YES. ...
by pjifl
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Alpha munitions brass
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

Re: Alpha munitions brass

I have been revisiting the old 6.5x55. It would be perhaps 18 years ago that I started shooting a slightly modified 6.5x55 Swedish as an FO cartridge and it won quite a few shoots back then. Just why I am experimenting again with it is a long story but a few things I have observed may be of interest...
by pjifl
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard V block dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Barnard V block dimensions

Batattack wrote What's your thoughts on heavily relieving (1-2mm) the central section effectively leaving two V topped pillars 25mm long they are still connected by the lower section of the block? If you like. But make sure the hold down screws come through the middle of each 'V shaped Pillar'. When...
by pjifl
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard V block dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Barnard V block dimensions

I have made some a little longer. Depends a bit on your stock design of course. Not hard to make if you need one in a hurry. If you make an equivalent it is important that longitudinally it is never convex - even a tiny bit. Preferably very slight concave of a few thou or else relieved a few thou do...
by pjifl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Victorian Queens Series - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 8918

Re: Victorian Queens Series - 2018

I have started another Topic on which eTargets are goodenough for major events. This is a serious study after years of collecting data and analysis of the impact of less than perfect Targets on the results of a major shoot. I believe it compliments many comments and questions brought up in this topi...
by pjifl
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee Collet Neck Die
Replies: 38
Views: 4226

Re: Lee Collet Neck Die

I agree with John and Keith. They work. A little bit of polishing the collet closer mechanism makes them work better and is quick and easy to do. Lee make some crap stuff and some quite good stuff. The trick is to understand and separate them. I think a lot of people miss the point that Lee Collet D...
by pjifl
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Volume sorting cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Volume sorting cases?

By Shoot them once carefully. Preferably all with the same load. I mean it is wise to use only moderate loads first shot. And all fired the same number of times. Preferably with zero headspace or loaded a little into the lands such that the projectile pushes the case fully back onto the boltface. Di...

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