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by pjifl
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB Berger 180gn Hybrid projectiles
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: WTB Berger 180gn Hybrid projectiles

What sort of results are people getting with 180 ELD ??

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard action
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Barnard action

I do not have any method of measuring the diameter of the extractor groove to the precision we are considering but I must say that I found the rims that I measured had a constant diameter. Which does not exactly prove roundness but it does give confidence.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard action
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Barnard action

Interesting thread. Since I have a box of unopened Lapua 6.5x55 brass, I decided to measure the rims. No idea what year of manufacture. I used a good micrometer since I trust it more than digital calipers which read about 1/2 thou more. I believe the micrometer more than the calipers which was confi...
by pjifl
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barnard action
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Barnard action

I have never had a problem with Lapua 6.5x55 cases used with a standard Barnard P bolt. I think much of the brass is now made to 'US specs' on the case head anyway. As a matter of interest, you can achieve (139 Lapua projectiles) over 3000 f/s in a 30 inch barrel with 2209. 46 grains 2209 is a max l...
by pjifl
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Queensland Match Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Queensland Match Rifle

I wish I could have been there but am limited a lot by my health these days.

I enjoyed the company of Match Rifle shooters more than any others and would encourage other FO shooters to join in whenever they can.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: What calibre?
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: What calibre?

6PPC is a a dedicated short range rifle. Agree with comments above on it. Usually they are built up with slow twist barrels for very light projectiles which are useless for long range. 6BR maybe but again it is not really a competitive long range rifle. Pleasant to shoot and very accurate. BUT I que...
by pjifl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Helping F-Class to Grow
Topic: Hydro die
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Hydro die

A local Pool/Chemical shop sells it by the gallon but I do not think it is a good candidate. This is actually Anhydrous stuff and good for cleaning lenses thus leaving no residue. I suspect water is better. No matter what you use it will be messy and require through cleaning out and drying. Peter Sm...
by pjifl
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: More on Barrel Tuners
Replies: 147
Views: 6935

Re: More on Barrel Tuners

Gyro, You can do much better than 'Peer Review' despite who is involved. Peer review has been debased by many called 'Scientists'. You scratch my back - I scratch yours. So both get more published papers and bring in more research money. Or these days often Advertising Money ! In one word, Science i...
by pjifl
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: More on Barrel Tuners
Replies: 147
Views: 6935

Re: More on Barrel Tuners

Alan, I was going to post almost exactly what you said on change in MV due to rifle weight. I also think that the free recoil distance of only a few mm for a heavy rifle is such that the rifle is initially recoiling against air or loose clothing or a spongy recoil pad and the bullet has left the bar...
by pjifl
Wed May 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Stock Rigidity
Replies: 62
Views: 5105

Re: Stock Rigidity

FWIW, I have seen a foresight Grub Screw on a TR barrel actually punch through the barrel wall after many shots. The barrel obviously flexed around the pressure point created by the grub screw and a small piece fatigued out of the barrel wall. In general, they are bad news.

Peter Smith.
by pjifl
Thu May 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: More on Barrel Tuners
Replies: 147
Views: 6935

Re: More on Barrel Tuners

Yes, absolutely correct, Barry. The names shooters have given to many things are in fact incorrect. Bit like the names for 'shooter's mirage' and 'degrees' for sight corrections. And it is NOT the velocity of the muzzle flicking the projectile that causes havoc, instead it is the direction change of...
by pjifl
Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NQRA Queens
Replies: 34
Views: 4320

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: 4523

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: 4523

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: 1313

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...

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