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by wsftr
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: MagnetoSpeed Reliability
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: MagnetoSpeed Reliability

Yip - I have had a similar problem...went through two different cables...if you have replaced the bayo and console then the cable could be the common denominator.
If I had to buy again...lab radar...
by wsftr
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: have I made a mistake?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: have I made a mistake?

Thanks Rod - I appreciate the reply. I'll push on as all the signs are there that I can tune it in as good as it has been. One of the flags for me that I might have something unusual going on is the range of FPS from lowest to highest change (.7 grain) was significantly reduced as well in that it on...
by wsftr
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: have I made a mistake?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

have I made a mistake?

FTR, 185s - rifle hammered cleans at 300, 600 and 1000 (less a few x's) at the end of the queens a bit of vertical had crept in. ~1200 rounds down it by this time. A couple of years later I get around to re-tuning it. ~1300 rounds down it now. I'm using the same lot of powder, cases, primers bullets...
by wsftr
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reading mirage
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Reading mirage

I can't answer your questions with any authority but here are some of my learnings. KISS... When watching mirage keep a very close eye on the flags too...if you shoot totally off mirage and it disappears...you are screwed. KISS... if mirage flows in the opposite direction to the flags...stop shootin...
by wsftr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6mm BR - 95g VLD Bergers
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: 6mm BR - 95g VLD Bergers

Great bullet for 300 yards in 6BR - blew up many spotters Not so much at 1000 - I would get some really random vertical from time to time....as in 4 ring... Cut my teeth on Berger 95s in F-class, I did a full season on them until I moved to 105s. I've just checked my records alas - I haven't kept an...
by wsftr
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tips for those with an open mind
Replies: 24
Views: 2329

Re: Tips for those with an open mind

no delay - 5+ seconds per shot over a string adds up to a heap more wait time for that condition to come back.
personally I think its less about the ability to shoot fast and more about the impact on decision making.
Time pressure does weird things to people and the choices they make.
by wsftr
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tips for those with an open mind
Replies: 24
Views: 2329

Re: Tips for those with an open mind

aah - I see - shoot fast like a bench rest'r...now thats what I aspired to when I took up F-class. :P It used to be shooting fast meant as soon as the target was ready...now it means its as fast as I can load and fire...definitely a skill to do that well no argument. Now if only there could be even ...
by wsftr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 10554

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

Yeah - I'm not sure what dimension changes slightly but enough with such a hard cup that you can get miss-fires if anything is off i.e. not seated deep enough, too much head space etc. I love 21 century gear - extremely well made. I've been through a few batches of primers and also brass and only ha...
by wsftr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 10554

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

the 21 century adjustable primer seater is a great tool....if a batch of primers fails to fire then incrementally seating deeper has worked for me. Surprisingly I moved a batch .008" deeper once.
by wsftr
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Twist rate to charge weight
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Twist rate to charge weight

Is the bore groove dimension exactly the same as the 9tw? I understand small changes here will have a much greater impact on pressure than twist.
by wsftr
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Twist rate to charge weight
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Twist rate to charge weight

Testing in terms of FPS has shown that going from an 9 to an 8 twist (as an example) is minor in terms of FPS change (I would have to do some digging to find the actual numbers). So what the others said - its more about what the barrel likes.
by wsftr
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: To turn or not to turn
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: To turn or not to turn

can you turn it any more precisely than what it comes as new? Do you turn brass now - if not are you happy with the precision...if not what is the likely hood that turned necks would make a difference. Personally under Fclass conditions with quality brass I haven't been able to establish the value o...
by wsftr
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: To turn or not to turn
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: To turn or not to turn

Depends on who makes it. Lapua I don't turn it. IMO if it measures consistent then you are turning it to make it thinner for some reason. If you make it thinner how much neck clearance do you have? If you are increasing neck clearance by making it thinner you might need to anneal so you don't lose b...
by wsftr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barrel prep
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Barrel prep

my 6mm that worked fine
.308 and heavies nah - I had bad vert. My .308 I always patch out before shooting.
by wsftr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Importing Rifle Stocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Importing Rifle Stocks?

The US companies need a permit to export. As part of that permit that have to show they are exporting to an approved country and are meeting that countries requirements, which leads to....If the importing country doesn't need a permit then a letter clarifying this and a reference in the letter to th...

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