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by RDavies
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The first Queen’s shoot post kungflu
Replies: 31
Views: 4734

Re: The first Queen’s shoot post kungflu

Optimism, I love it. Whether it's Sydney or Canberra, I suspect there will be big entry numbers much drinking and lots of bullshitting. I cant wait, but will have to...... Perhaps Roderick can put on a Greco-Roman / WWF display for us, he's pretty awesome I hear. I certainly hope that by the time N...
by RDavies
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm RSAUM Reamer Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: 7mm RSAUM Reamer Questions

You are right, most who are shooting these 183gn projectiles would be using from .200-.220" freebore. They are also tending to move away from the very long taper 1 degree throats as well, with 2 degrees or more being more popular
by RDavies
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: powder for 6mm dasher
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: powder for 6mm dasher

Heck I had good results using 2206h. Barrel life wasn’t great but it shot real nice Yes, if you have a relatively loose barrel or more slippery, easier to push bullets like the 103 Copperheads, then 2206H works great. For the heavier 107gn pills I prefer to move up to 2208. I have tried 2209 a bit,...
by RDavies
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Lithgow OPM Sunday December 1st CANCELLED
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

Re: Lithgow OPM Sunday December 1st CANCELLED

I hope it doesn't clash with Vic Queens, I would like to do both.
by RDavies
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm 284
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: 7mm 284

As mentioned, 9" will work fine with the 180gn pills, but if you go to 8.5", a 284 will handle this fine and will allow you to try the longer 183gn pills if you do want to try them. If you definitely only want to limit yourself to these 180gn pills, then 9" twist is simple and readily...
by RDavies
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Nightforce scope
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: Nightforce scope

Yes, they have a good name for service and repairs from what I have heard.
by RDavies
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New arbour press on the market
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Re: New arbour press on the market

ShaneG wrote:Reckon it would be more consistent with a couple of Heineken cans underneath!

His earlier prototype used Coronas, but in a board meeting, his marketing division over ruled the R&D department and changed the design.
by RDavies
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Brass prep
Replies: 23
Views: 3759

Re: Brass prep

I hate case prep and reloading . I would love a bullet Fairy!! Every time I opened up my ammo box , it magically refills with perfectly weight sorted , primer chamfered, neck turned , annealed , powder to the kernal , 180 hybrid to the 3 thou , harmonically tuned 60.10 ammo ! :mrgreen: I’m with you...
by RDavies
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Brass prep
Replies: 23
Views: 3759

Re: Brass prep

So you trim BEFORE you fire the cases for the first time? I only trim after first firing.

But I neck turn or at least skim everything as it wont hurt, it might help, and is cheap and easy to do with the case spinning in a hand held drill. (actually my new batch of brass is getting two neck turns)
by RDavies
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm SAUM slow node.
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: 7mm SAUM slow node.

I fired all my SAUM brass first shot with 180VLDs jammed at around 53.5gns old 2209 for around 2820- 2830 fps, so 284 velocities. I could get it nice and accurate, but the ES/SD was not as good as a full power load, but this wasn't an issue out to 800yds where it would still stay on the X ring. I fo...
by RDavies
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Nosler rubbish
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Nosler rubbish

I know it doesn’t help your situation but if you are after good quality, light, 30cal projectiles, I cant speak highly enough of the Copperhead 118gr FB. I used to shoot them in a 30BR but have also shot them in my 308. I didn’t really develop a load for the 308 but have no doubt they would shoot g...
by RDavies
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Shooting glasses for F class
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Shooting glasses for F class

I had my Decot Revel glasses specced with 2 separate lenses, in rose/red colour for bright days and a yellow colour for overcast days. With Decot, you can get your optometrist to recheck your eyes and add your prescription to your order. The optometrist who was the Decot dealer has left my town, but...
by RDavies
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: have I made a mistake?
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: have I made a mistake?

It is likely that your batch of powder has absorbed some water which has increased its weight, so you will need to load a little more powder by weight (but similar volume or thrower setting). It is also likely that your barrel has slowed down slightly with a few more rounds down its throat, so likel...
by RDavies
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Vic Queen’s 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 3088

Re: Vic Queen’s 2020

Hi All, Only 9 weeks to go till the Vic Queen’s... Might be a bit early to start this but I’m keen for this one as I haven’t shot on a range yet in Victoria. Plus they use MANUAL targets! Rod won last year so I’m guessing it can’t be too difficult 8) As there’s a team practice afterwards there shou...
by RDavies
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FTR team announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: FTR team announced

A great team and a great bunch of people.. It will be good to see more of this bunch over the next year.

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