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by williada
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 97
Views: 2538

Re: The Future

Denis the public are becoming more accepting of shooting again. In Victoria, we have a deer problem wrecking State and National parks. These were once no go areas but shooters and organised culls are being accepted now that the message being promoted is Australians have tough gun laws and better lic...
by williada
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 97
Views: 2538

Re: The Future

I congratulate the the VRA for considering changing the format of the Champion of Champions to increase the participation of shooters. Thank you Trevor. The spin-offs are likely to mean more shooters could participate in the associated team events which are struggling to be filled as well as more bo...
by williada
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Bartlein 7mm Parallel ** Sold**
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Bartlein 7mm Parallel

Pete, if the barrel is still available I will take it.

David.
by williada
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Given Current Component Availability...
Replies: 58
Views: 1941

Re: Given Current Component Availability...

Bruce how well can we get those lead slugs going? What rig could we have fun with on our targets given the reasonable limitations such projectiles pose. Certainly a class of its own for the fun of it given the cost this sport is becoming. Amazes me when raw materials are at lowest prices.
by williada
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3676

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

Just to respond to Sungazer, JB dimensionally alters barrel dimensions because it is an abrasive of about 1000 grit. Now when it is applied to rag or patch wrapped over around a flexible surface such as a bronze brush, a bristle brush or a mop the barrel dimensions are at great risk of uneven wear a...
by williada
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3676

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

Graham, whatever you do never wrap a rag around a nylon, brass or wool mop and add paste. Its a complete NO, NO. I feel, cutting this barrel back won't solve the coppering as it appears for some distance. As much copper needs to be removed by chemical action as possible to clean it up before re-lapp...
by williada
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not
Replies: 26
Views: 1335

Re: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not

Alan, cast your mind back to ecomeat's problem with the Bartlein. It was not the barrel but the abrasive on the brush that caused the problem. To me that is the critical issue, not whether bearings are sufficient to do the job. Sure others might have better bearings. They may be more efficient at th...
by williada
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not
Replies: 26
Views: 1335

Re: Cleaning Rods. Coated or not

Seems to me that people who are bending rods are encountering too much resistance on tight patches loaded with fluid that swells them and bogs on the powder fouling which should be softened and broken down so as not to act as an abrasive when you bend your rods and mar internals of the barrel. A bet...
by williada
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Full-bore/Target Rifle
Topic: Stock type?
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Stock type?

Tom's older stocks had the words "Top Cat" printed on the front take down screw washer. Does not resemble one of Jeff''s that I have but he used to cut off many patterns. Its a possibility. But it is a striking resemblance to a Week's Stock I had, looking at the wood, butt shape and grip.
by williada
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3676

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

The 7 SAUM is a wonderful chambering and more efficient than a real barrel burner such as the 7 WSM. Its short powder column extends its efficiency to reduced loads which other chamberings may find difficulty achieving which group superbly and do take the pressure off the throat which hotter loads e...
by williada
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life
Replies: 83
Views: 3676

Re: 7mm SAUM Rechamber/Barrel Life

Similar question was asked of me a few years ago and current information is bearing out my reply at that time - a chamber nip 700-800 rounds to maintain peak accuracy. That being said, I used Bartman's 7 SAUM which was let go to 1700 rounds (I think from memory, Mike may be able to clarify that) bef...
by williada
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New Barrel??
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: New Barrel??

BC, it sounds like it is getting a bit long in the tooth. There must be someone in your club who can look down the barrel after a thorough clean. For a gunsmith to work it over at that round count is not worth it unless someone with recognised skills does it as a freeby. Often a barrel with that rou...
by williada
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New Barrel??
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: New Barrel??

BC, as David suggests there are a few factors. As a general rule a match barrel can be set back a little and chambered at about 1500 rounds. Many a good barrel just seems to still shoot despite a small reduction in length even after several nips on the chamber. However if the barrel is let go too lo...
by williada
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Nraa queens
Replies: 27
Views: 2650

Re: Nraa queens

The standard is red hot at the moment. Congratulations to all winners. Wow, James Corbett. Good to see you on top Denis and Krakey, so close.
by williada
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: More on Barrel Tuners
Replies: 147
Views: 8099

Re: More on Barrel Tuners

Thought I would peruse Benchrest Central and read a comment Gene Beggs posted who I really respect. Think the boys stateside are playing catch up with us in Oz. I notice the phrase "positive compensation" is creeping into their vocabulary. I think Gene's comments are worth a read. http://b...

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