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by ben_g
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Meplat Trimming
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Meplat Trimming

Don’t completely close the hole!! You run the risk of crushing/deforming the jacket. I have just entered the world of pointing, and only as I got a die for a good price. I would argue if your just starting out, and your shooting the short fat 30cal pills your time is better spent worrying about othe...
by ben_g
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Alliant Reloader Powder in South Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Alliant Reloader Powder in South Australia

RE23 gives me a healthy kick of velocity without pressure in my WSM.

2213SC topped out at 2890fps for me. Re 23 allows me to run a load at 2930fps and didn’t top out until 3000fps.
It’s good stuff, wish it came in bigger tubs than 1lb
by ben_g
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Borescope for Sale - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Borescope for Sale

Pm sent.
by ben_g
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Whidden Pointing Die SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Whidden Pointing Die

Pm sent.
by ben_g
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Bartlein 30cal 1.25 9 twist 1.25 FS
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Bartlein 30cal 1.25 9 twist 1.25 FS

Will you be in Sydney for the country/city weekend??
by ben_g
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Carbon and the new AR 2209/4350
Replies: 19
Views: 1547

Re: Carbon and the new AR 2209/4350

Yes. Certain brand patches won’t absorb the Helmar very well. I have found that. Maybe I am a bit rough around the edges but all my barrels be it 5r or not get a good going over of Helmar and the bronze brush after each days shooting and I don’t see detriment to hep well they shoot. If your not usin...
by ben_g
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Bartlein 30cal 1.25 9 twist 1.25 FS
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Bartlein 30cal 1.25 9 twist 1.25 FS

What’s the finished length.
by ben_g
Thu May 30, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 44
Views: 3957

Re: Just starting out

For f-class a SFP is what you want. I prefer a magnification of at least 40X The NF competition is a staple, the NF BR scopes are great value as is the Vortex Golden Eagle. I really like my March 8-80X56 if your budget is higher. Whatever you get make sure it has 1/8 MOA adjustments, mils are not us...
by ben_g
Tue May 28, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 44
Views: 3957

Re: Just starting out

Don’t buy a sauer for target work.

If on a budget look for a Savage 12 f class or LRPV, better option than a Howa or Tikka IMO.
by ben_g
Wed May 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

cheech wrote:2217 with 210VLD 15 thou jam 32” barrel, adjust the powder until your happy


What sort of velocity are you achieving with 2217??
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

Yes that makes sense if you’ve got the cases.

WSM brass is much easier to find than SAUM.

What’s your load with 2217, what velocity do you get with it?

How much throat erosion are you seeing??
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

This 300wsm has been the easiest tuning barrel I have had so far. Anything between 63.0 and 65.0gr of powder with a 215berger will shoot itty bitty little groups. With 64.0being in the middle of a very wide node. The 7/300WSM is renowned to be very hard on throats when run at its potential, for long...
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

Yes, what the FTR and matchrifle guys can achieve with the little 308case is pretty impressive!! My main point is you just can’t compare the behaviour of 2209 in the small case to how it behaves in the larger case. I have so far only stuck to the 215’s in my WSM barrel, and from the research I have ...
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

No one is saying 2209 causes a ‘problem’ in a WSM. But it’s on the fast side for that case capacity for the heavy end of the projectile choice. As you go up in capacity or reduce caliber for the same capacity you generally need slower powders. You simply cannot compare how 2209 behaves in a much sma...
by ben_g
Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round
Replies: 4
Views: 8345

Re: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

Interesting poll. This is something that I am working through at the moment and there are a lot of factors that com into play in the decision of what to do in regard to a lot of aspects here. Some aspects that I have had to consider with my current build are, what action, barrels, triggers and othe...

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