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by AlanF
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prize meetings
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Prize meetings

Ok the question is what do you really expect from a prize meet is it the prize money or meeting new friends. Put answer in writing so clubs can try to actually understand what is expected of them . Most pm don’t seem to meet people expectations but no one informs what issues where with meet . Was i...
by AlanF
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Mixing powder
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Mixing powder

I cannot see any safety problems with mixing batches of the same powder if you don't exceed maximum recommended loads, even if you fail to mix them thoroughly. The worst that can happen is that performance will be inconsistent. I've mixed different batches often (dregs or salvaged from dismantled ca...
by AlanF
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: king of 2 miles
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: king of 2 miles

I found something about Metford and Halford winning a LR competition at Wimbledon in 1865 but it was at 2000yds, not 2 miles (3520yds). From what I've seen of 1000yd plus shooting, there will be a quantum leap in difficulty between 2000 and 3520yds. Without being critical of the pioneers, surely all...
by AlanF
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: king of 2 miles
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: king of 2 miles

Bruce,

I'd be interested to know what evidence you're basing this comparison on. When you say Metford and Halford shot scores at similar distances, was it as far as 2 miles, and what target sizes and scoring methods applied?
by AlanF
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SARA Queens Series
Replies: 48
Views: 1650

Re: SARA Queens Series

KMR 1st /KMR 2nd/ 284 3rd /4th KMR?(or maybe 7 SAUM) /5th 30 SAUM RB Wow they've certainly come on the scene unnoticed (by me at least)! This is mainly a South Australia trend I assume? Has anyone measured the difference in capacity to a Shehane (which already has about 10 thou less body taper than...
by AlanF
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SARA Queens Series
Replies: 48
Views: 1650

Re: SARA Queens Series

Hi Alan. A 284 kmr is a 7mm 284 that is blown out to a small bit bigger than a Shehane but then also added a 40-degree shoulder. I have 1 too and they are hummer rifles that can get a 180 up to 2950 with now pressure signs Thanks Peter. When you say no pressure signs, how many firings will the prim...
by AlanF
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SARA Queens Series
Replies: 48
Views: 1650

Re: SARA Queens Series

Whatever a "kmr" is (are we all supposed to know?) congratulations Stu on continuing your mastery of Lower Light. And some very respectable performances by the winners in F/TR and F-Std also. Not sure about TR, can't see any scores for them for day 3???
by AlanF
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SARA Queens Series
Replies: 48
Views: 1650

SARA Queens Series

I see Stuey Braund has dropped 7 in the first 5 ranges of the leadup (that's 7 Xs :D ). He hasn't been able to decide between 60.8 or 60.9.
by AlanF
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: TOP LOADS
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: TOP LOADS

F-Open is becoming increasingly dependent on equipment accuracy and for those at the sharp end to give away valuable information says a lot about the generosity of spirit in our sport. Good to see =D> .
by AlanF
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NRAA National Queens
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: NRAA National Queens

Congrats to all the winners =D> . In F-Open I am reminded of the days on the 10 ring target when Matt used to clear out, and the main competition was for No2 badge :( . Great performance in testing conditions. And Bill Hallam's F-Std performance was exceptional also. And extremely close in F/TR, wel...
by AlanF
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ladder testing using 300 yd velocities?
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Ladder testing using 300 yd velocities?

Ozscore works on time of flight, Silver Mountain calculates a terminal velocity So if time of flight on the Ozscore is sufficiently accurate, it could be used instead of velocity for ladder testing purposes. You could graph it against charge weight and vertical POI in the same way as velocity. Velo...
by AlanF
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Ladder testing using 300 yd velocities?
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Ladder testing using 300 yd velocities?

If you're referring to the velocities from Silver Mountain or Ozscore targets, I seem to remember reading that the velocity figures are not guaranteed to be accurate enough for normal chronographing purposes. For ladder testing you don't necessarily need velocity data, but if you do use it, it needs...
by AlanF
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Sporter/Hunter Class...is your club promoting it?
Replies: 60
Views: 5236

Re: New Sporter/Hunter Class...is your club promoting it?

...The next change that will hopefully draw people to keep coming is that scoring is as per TR... Yes, I've seen evidence of this already. We've had a shooter battling away in F/TR with a sporting .223 for a couple of years, only shoots occasionally. Last Saturday we changed him over to SH class an...
by AlanF
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: sighting in target
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: sighting in target

I think this is a great idea, but its important to know its limitations. If you have a first up shoot at the longs, and its electronic targets, then you run the risk of making your target maintenance people very unhappy if you hit cabling or a sensor because of a poorly zeroed rifle. This method wil...
by AlanF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: sighting in target
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: sighting in target


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