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by sungazer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Electronic targets and new range designs
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Electronic targets and new range designs

I think the question may be more of can a fixed in permanent place target system be constructed. I have often wondered myself as if I were to win Powerball could a target be constructed with a roof over it and to the sides obviously away from it, to protect it from the weather. I can just see a Hext...
by sungazer
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Submerging barrels in cleaning solutions
Replies: 32
Views: 2214

Re: Submerging barrels in cleaning solutions

Methanol is not very common these days due to it being, well drunk, and causing blindness. Mentholated Spirits should be methanol but I am pretty sure it is now Ethanol which has exactly the same cleaning properties as the Methanol anyway. As for being hydroscopic well yes it is but only in concentr...
by sungazer
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 165
Views: 15702

Re: The Future

here is what sara did. decided to shoot fullbore and fclass on sat mornings during summer. the big game rifle guys that shot on sat mornings were kicked off with no right of reply. the mil discipline books some sunday mornings on a standing basis. a team planned a practice on one of these mornings,...
by sungazer
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: kg cleaning products
Replies: 22
Views: 3878

Re: kg cleaning products

Just a heads up on the KG12 yes it is a very good product but use care and either gloves or wash your hands well after using. The only ingredient other than water is Cyanide.
by sungazer
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 100
Views: 6180

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Not really at least in Vic there are not many long range SSAA ranges. Little River 500 m and Mildura 600. So not a lot of options compared to VRA ranges. I dont think there are any comps that the current fad guns being long range precision fit into either. These rifles don't really fit the PRS as th...
by sungazer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 100
Views: 6180

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Someone said Black Powder was not allowed on a NRAA classification range. However we have a competition for them in the SSR's so I would say it is very legal. To answer the question of what a plinker is. It is someone who enjoys shooting without the added drama and pressure of competition. They coul...
by sungazer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 100
Views: 6180

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Perhaps the classification of some ranges should be looked at to ensure that they remain relevant to the shooting community into the future. There are ways to modify ranges without necessarily needing more land or a bigger safety zone to achieve this.
by sungazer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 100
Views: 6180

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

wal, please explain " plinkers". bruce. Please explain why we need to create a new class for "plinkers" at club level anyway... Can't the plinkers just come and shoot.. The general conversation feedback I have heard first hand from people on social media goes like this. Visitor ...
by sungazer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 100
Views: 6180

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Bruce it is not the hunters that really want to come to the range. It is the people that would like to shoot gongs or paper. You have got your % the wrong way around. Rifle manufacturers are not coming out with new hunting rifles. They are coming out in droves with the "tactical" which is ...
by sungazer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 100
Views: 6180

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Forget the "Hunter Class" name and have a look at the rifles that the manufactures are currently selling. Like the Ruger Precision, Accuracy International. KRG these things are not light. They were never really meant for hunting. The sport that new shooters are buying into is "Long Ra...
by sungazer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 3009

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

I know what you mean Tim. In the ideal world, you would have a Captain who is perfect for the job, and then if that person does exist, they must be willing to put their hand up for the job. The reality is usually quite different, probably for other national teams as well. I think this is even more ...
by sungazer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 165
Views: 15702

Re: The Future

It is a bit of the chicken and the egg though. It is the VRA that normally tells us what days are reserved for pennants isnt it? Then we mark in OPM's and fit club events in and around that as best we can. Of course we sort of plan alternatives for days of OPM's but often the shooting members of the...
by sungazer
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: which would you recommend
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: which would you recommend

Theres no need to get on the bandwagon and do as everyone else does. However there is generally a good reason why a small group of barrels represent the majority of those being used. I think it would be investigating Bartlien, Krieger and Lilja to name a few they are all pretty much the same cost as...
by sungazer
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: which would you recommend
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: which would you recommend

Being acceptable for what is what the other posters are trying to point out. In Fopen you are at a 6 in barrel length disadvantage that could be in the range of 200fps. Not to mention the profile of the barrel. F open is a tough class many of the competitors have multiple guns in different calibres ...
by sungazer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Alpha munitions brass
Replies: 44
Views: 5734

Re: Alpha munitions brass

I had a few Lapua Palma 308 cases that had the flash holes damaged slightly during primer removal. The pin was not ground down enough. Anyway I drilled them to make them uniform only at 1.59mm not the 1.8mm of a large flash hole. The result was a 20fps increase in MV and a slightly higher ES.

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