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by AlanF
Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: OK so I am new to F Class, What scope do I need??
Replies: 32
Views: 4237

If I appeared to be defending 1/4MOA clicks, then I should say that if I bought a new scope it would have 1/8MOA, and that will give you more flexibility. But I also think you can get by with 1/4MOA and aiming off, and there are times (e.g. when you get a brief good patch in difficult conditions) wh...
by AlanF
Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: OK so I am new to F Class, What scope do I need??
Replies: 32
Views: 4237

My Leupold has 1/4MOA and I agree its not fine enough. But I'm using aiming off almost exclusivley now for both windage and elevation. And if you have a systematic technique and train yourself to do it automatically, I think it is a better way to go, except perhaps when mirage is bad, and then the 1...
by AlanF
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: OK so I am new to F Class, What scope do I need??
Replies: 32
Views: 4237

Ben, I'm starting to warm to the idea of a T24 to give some flexibilty. It would probably be better than my 6.5-20X Leupold in good conditions (a) higher magnification and (b) 1/8 min clicks. However on another matter... I can't fault what Peter is saying about a heavy scope and high C. of G. When y...
by AlanF
Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: OK so I am new to F Class, What scope do I need??
Replies: 32
Views: 4237

Chris, Quite apart from the quality of scopes (which I agree with the other posters about), for F-Class the amount of elevation and windage adjustment available in the scope is very important. For this reason I would strongly advise choosing a model with a 30mm tube (most general purpose scopes have...
by AlanF
Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 139gr Moly Scenars Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Mark,

We have a Hoover tumble dryer on the wall of the laundry. I'm going to to try your wife's recipe :mrgreen: ! So what exactly did you get for moly powder - was it Neco or just from an engineering supplies place? And did you put shot pellets in with the projectiles?

Alan
by AlanF
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Where was everyone !!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3185

Hmm.. perhaps its the Fremantle Doctor - I've heard it that it can destroy a promising shoot if it decides to arrive part way through. With an open rifle you might only get partially destroyed :mrgreen: !
by AlanF
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Where was everyone !!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3185

Mark,

I get the impression that F-Standard numbers are less than Open in WA. Is there some historical reason for that?

Alan
by AlanF
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Canadian Open
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Canadian Open

There is an international F-Class teams event in Connaught, Canada in August next year. It follows the Canadian Championships, where international shooters are also welcome. There are already 2 people very keen on the idea, so post on this thread if you might be interested. If you have Acrobat Reade...
by AlanF
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Where was everyone !!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3185

John, Yes its well known that there's been an unofficial "boycott" of the National Queens since the relocation. But if you read what John Lorimer says a couple of posts back, there were genuine reasons for moving it. All the same, IMHO the National Queens should move around, mainly because it is fai...
by AlanF
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: BARREL LIFE
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

I think the 6.5x55 and AI is a good choice. You have a long neck (less throat erosion), long powder column (pressure rises predictably), and with the right powder, a full case.

Alan
by AlanF
Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm Calibre in F Class
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Peter, Sierra seems to have a good reputation with their published BCs : http://www.sierrabullets.com/index.cfm?section=bullets&page=bc&bullettype=0 Comparing the 6.5 142gr with the 7mm 175gr over the full velocity range used in F-Class (say 3000fps down to 1500fps), you'd have to say the 7m...
by AlanF
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who'll be at the Queensland Queens?
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Who'll be at the Queensland Queens?

Firstly, not me (too busy with the website :mrgreen: )! But with the meeting less than 6 weeks away, it's a good time to find out who's intending to compete. If the numbers don't look promising, perhaps we can start some friendly prodding, particularly of those within a day's drive! :evil: Seriously...
by AlanF
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Possible Register
Replies: 63
Views: 6313

Richard I've heard that Canberra is tricky. To be honest I have to give some credit to Rosedale Range for that double. It's a flat open range, and while its always difficult in a tail-wind, and occasionally has gale-force winds, quite often at this time of the year you get a nice steady moderate str...
by AlanF
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm Calibre in F Class
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Richard, Regarding the .284 Win, how difficult are they to keep down under recoil under F-Class weight limits (and without a muzzle brake)? My 6.5 is okay in that respect, but I calculate that a .284 with 175smk at 2850fps is about 25% more recoil energy. Matt, Just a thought about coaching. I'm won...
by AlanF
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Possible Register
Replies: 63
Views: 6313

If by 100/100 you mean at both ranges of a 2 range shoot, it probably has happened, but I've never heard of it... Errr, this is sort of embarrassing, but... At Rosedale rifle range today, I got my first possible 100 at 2pm, and just to show it wasn't a fluke, managed another at 4pm :mrgreen: ! What...

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