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by Gyro
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 7mm RSAUM Reamer Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: 7mm RSAUM Reamer Questions

The minimum you can get away with 183's SMK's is 0.170" with a 1.5 degree lead. The problem with the short FB is if the barrel doesn't like 183's it's too short for 180 Bergers, which really need around the 0.220" for the VLD's and around 0.200" for the Hybrid. Matt P Great info! Tha...
by Gyro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are you doing to stay sane?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: What are you doing to stay sane?

gyro.JPG Thanks Alan I appreciate the help. Just some commentary re the above jig. It is just a "machine rest". Maybe not a real one because it only takes care of the guns rear but as the gun is an FTR gun and is being shot off a properly mounted Joypod that runs on a slippery and heavy f...
by Gyro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are you doing to stay sane?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: What are you doing to stay sane?

RECOMMENDED READING DURING CORVID-19 BREAK I recently purchased from Graham Mincham his latest issue of “Optimum Ballistic Techniques for Tuning the NRAA Competition Rifle” a unique and exhaustive text book on this topic not to be found elsewhere. This is a “must have” for the serious target shoote...
by Gyro
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are you doing to stay sane?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: What are you doing to stay sane?

[img] 20200311_150539.jpg [/img] That very crude device is something I made one day a couple of weeks back from some small bearings and other parts in my shed. It bolts onto my chunky steel rear rest plate in place of the rear bag. The butt of my FTR rifle rides in it for load development. It's a cr...
by Gyro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are you doing to stay sane?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: What are you doing to stay sane?

With the ranges closed and supplies limited what are you all doing to stay sane :?: and how many times can you dry fire a Barnard action :? :-k James Presumably u r in lockdown James ? We all are here in NZ. I'm playing with a 'field gun' which is a 7kg barrel blocked 7-300WSM, built with top compo...
by Gyro
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

It'll be great to have you aboard Rod. I think separate threads would be best. How about starting with a Gear and Mound Setup 101? I will do. First I would like to get to a range in the next few weeks and get some pictures of the common , simple mistakes I see regularly. For now though, with shooti...
by Gyro
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

http://www.ozfclass.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5854&hilit=recoil+and+stock+design&sid=c1c5cce80aa7312b3829ccf6b1874354 Can somebody help with providing a better link because all of the words "Recoil and stock design" are highlighted ? That link lads is from the good old days...
by Gyro
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

Crikey Brett I see your piece has just come thru.
by Gyro
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

Lordy lordy I could write a book about this 'stuff' ( it might be a whole lot of crap tho lol ) because ya need to, to properly work through the material involved !!!!! And yes I get bored way too easily with the stoopid people. And the banal comments ........ my wife tells me I'm a snob but I'm jus...
by Gyro
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

[quote="Wal86"]After 39 posts no mention of the importance of primers and ignition? basic 101? Primers and ignition ? That pommie guy Laurie has done a lot of tests on some of this stuff and put it out there for us to read. Good on that man. One of the problems with these tests to me is ho...
by Gyro
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

As Alan has thankfully reminded me , the subject is tuning. I just do get sidetracked on my "platform fetish" so easily, cos that's what I know and do - build radical stocks for my toys. Always have. And sometimes they work bla bla bla ... Tell ya'll something that took me a while to cotto...
by Gyro
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

I totally hear u about the basics Brett. If the platform aint right ( and just quietly I've seen a few platforms that I wouldn't touch with a barge pole ) then the best it's gonna get is some good shooting in the easy conditions - when the operator has the time to hold thier mouth just right to get ...
by Gyro
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

Its really the tip of the iceberg isnt it Brett!? The first I really saw of them was Cam and Julie McEwen. Amazing people and very generous with their time ans knowlege. They were mainly using them as a fixed weight to widen the node.. . . . . There may have been other northerners and far northerne...
by Gyro
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tuning Basics 101
Replies: 67
Views: 7412

Re: Tuning Basics 101

Great idea Brett, but if the top guys ( yourself included ) don't wanna talk about the stuff that really matters then are we stuck with lots of waffle from guys who aint TOP shooters ? Rob Kerridge. BTW u Ozzies r waaay ahead of us over ere. Yes I'm already sounding flippant. I just get bored easily...
by Gyro
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: Concentricity gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 1848

Re: Concentricity gauge

gyro, when the sizing die is lacking quality. I wonder if bushing dies are made In 2 passes with the die body being one, then the bushing recess being another. this offers great potential for Monday morningitis to rule supreme. bruce. Re your last claim about the Redding bushing dies possibly havin...

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