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by AlanF
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Events
Topic: sara queens-who'll be there?
Replies: 19
Views: 3012

I spoke to Noel Osborn from my own club yesterday. He competed in F-Standard in the SARA Queens last year. I told him it would be on the championship target, and although he is disppointed that the change hasn't yet been publicised, he still intends to be there. Unless the change is made known widel...
by AlanF
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Physics and a question of stability
Replies: 40
Views: 4286

Barry Davies wrote:...Dare I say that you can obtain equivalent groups from a correctly used Bipod as you can from a tracker type rest...

Barry,

I dare you to say it on benchrest.com. :shock:

Alan
by AlanF
Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: sara queens-who'll be there?
Replies: 19
Views: 3012

Bruce,

Good idea. I hope you get a better response than the Qld and NSW posts. I believe you will - SA shooters seem to be very "web savvy".

Alan :)
by AlanF
Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: beginers rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Tony, If your Omark has a good barrel, and is bedded well, it will do fine in F-Class Standard with a suitable scope and bipod. Most use the aluminium A type bipods in Victoria, but others think that Harris are good. Better to get a scope with 30mm tube if you can, but with a 20 to 30 minute sloping...
by AlanF
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: HELP! Velocity Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3284

RB, That is a very big difference :-k . It has to be either a crook chrono, or some major component that is different. Are you sure everything else is the same - e.g. definitely the same barrel (I've seen people forget they changed!). Could it be your powder scale? You haven't got your 168 gr projec...
by AlanF
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NSW Queens
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Matt, Ken, how about changing calibres every shot - I'd like to see that! :lol:

Not that I doubted it would happen, but its good to see you've got the beginnings of a competitive field. Just make sure you all keep a few rounds for Canberra! :)

Alan
by AlanF
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: How do I workout powdercharge&seating depth?
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Chris, This is the general method that Dave Tooley (in case you don't know, one of the best 1000 yd BR shooters in the US) uses : Use either ladder testing or 5 shot groups at increasing loads to pick a good powder charge. Then experiment with seating depth using that charge. If you can't get good e...
by AlanF
Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who'll be at the Queensland Queens?
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Good on you John for making the effort to get there, and for letting us know. Will you be using heavier projectiles in the .243AI? When it gets the gremlins sorted, the new 115 DTAC would suit that cartridge. By the way we don't have many forum members from the Brisbane area yet, so when you get the...
by AlanF
Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Which action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Matt, While I did question your going to 7mm Mag or .300 Mag in F-Class, that wasn't necessarily saying you shouldn't go above 6.5mm. If you're more concerned about 1000 yd performance, then the straight .284 Win is a definite contender, esp. since the availability of the 175grSMK. Recoil is accepta...
by AlanF
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Who'll be at the Queensland Queens?
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Are none of our members intending to shoot at the Queensland Queens? :shock:

If you are please say so, and it may encourage others to join you.

Alan
by AlanF
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Which action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Matt,

Sorry I'm not actually addressing your question, but why are you considering the 7mm Rem and 300 Win magnums. I ask that because (a) they are both belted (which can be problematic) and (b) both high in recoil. Are you intending to build it to any weight limits?

Alan :-k
by AlanF
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: ED
Replies: 29
Views: 2807

According to the article http://www.ozfclass.com/articles/1/psm_2005_03.html by Bill Calfee, barrel tuners work by moving some weight forward of the muzzle -the foresight assembly doesn't usually extend beyond the muzzle. How come it still works? :-k
Alan
by AlanF
Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lets hear some general weekly scores!
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Chopper, That's not a bad idea. You'll understand that its just too bigger job to cater for saturday club scores in the Results section of the website. But where there are websites that put up weekly scores, we could have a special Links area in the Results section. Regarding your preference for the...
by AlanF
Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Favorite Calibers
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Good evening Paul, Weathers looking better for the 800 tomorrow, but the NW wind will be fishtailing again. :roll: About calibres, I'd just as soon have a chat about it so people know why it is your favourite. In fact I'll get it started now :D! Ever since owning a .264 Magnum in about 1970, I've ha...
by AlanF
Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Membership done easy with F Class
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Chopper, Very good strategy for attracting shooters - congratulations. Which state association does Albury-Wodonga RC come under? If its Victoria, there is a DRA Teams event (for F-Std) in October, but as yet no Champion of Champions for F-Class. If there was, there would also be a possibilty of an ...

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