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by Hangfire
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Sierra 110g SMK in 6mm
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Sierra 110g SMK in 6mm

I'm surprised Sierra manage to sell bullets here given the prices they charge. It does make you scratch your head when you see bullets like the 183 SMK available in the states for AU$48/100? I understand the importer and the retailer has to make a profit and they have to be shipped across but when ...
by Hangfire
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

A good friend of mine who is very particular in sorting bullets sent me a text the other day saying that when he was loading up for his .284 with 180 ELDs he was checking his seating depth to the lands with a bullet out of the same batch and came up with a figure .040” longer than his previous measu...
by Hangfire
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: nswra queens 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1570

Re: nswra queens 2018

Barry, This year could be an exception to the rule. It may pay to get clarification as to if the NSW Championships are to be held there in May this year. They could be tacked onto the Coonabarrabran program, as sometimes happens with host states of the Nationals. Getting back on topic. I don’t envy ...
by Hangfire
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: nswra queens 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1570

Re: nswra queens 2018

As to the other guys statements the only thing i have been guilty of is vigorously trying to convince organizers to plan their events so that all clubs can maximize their attendances. Surely this should be high on everyones wish list,the event,the club and the movement in general. after all this is...
by Hangfire
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: nswra queens 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1570

Re: nswra queens 2018

bruce moulds wrote:timmy,
which of the 2 events did paul choose to attend himself?
keep safe,
bruce.

If memory serves me well, I believe neither!
by Hangfire
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: nswra queens 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1570

Re: nswra queens 2018

So, two shoots may be held at the same time, big deal!! I would rather see two ranges being used and shot on by people who actually want to be there than one range being used and shot on where 50% of the field are there just to bulk up the numbers. If you take the time to compare the list of names f...
by Hangfire
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Any experience of the Hawke ED Sidewinder 10-50x60
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Any experience of the Hawke ED Sidewinder 10-50x60

Thanks for your replies, guys. I am a newbie going into my second season of F Open and being over pensionable age suffer with clarity in low light particularly when in pennant matches that are still shooting at 4pm in the Winter. Q - Does a NF NSX 8-32 x 56 give better clarity and/or ease of focus ...
by Hangfire
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Any experience of the Hawke ED Sidewinder 10-50x60
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Any experience of the Hawke ED Sidewinder 10-50x60

I wouldn't say $1500-$1600 is a cheap scope, but if that is what your budget allows there are other proven scopes out there on the second hand market that you should consider. A quick search on a well known gun site revealed a NSX 8-32 X 56 with 1/8 clicks for $1600. If that is beyond your price ran...
by Hangfire
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Supplier News and Discussion
Topic: New Aussie Supplier of Bore Care Products
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: New Aussie Supplier of Bore Care Products

Any reports/ feedback on these products?
Price looks good and being a local product is a bonus, just wondering how they perform.
by Hangfire
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 SLR
Replies: 27
Views: 1504

Re: 6.5 SLR

Got around to testing out the 147’s today at 700m. Come up from 300m was 14 moa which is about .5moa more than what my ballistics calculator predicted, based on G7 of .351 Conditions were fairly horrendous with a frontal fishtailing wind, mirage running right, left and boil, turning the target face ...
by Hangfire
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: RECOIL and THE BLOEMING CASE
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: RECOIL and THE BLOEMING CASE

as an aside to this topic, are the 150 M/K available here yet. and where. My enquiries a month ago at 3 outlets advised that the Aust. importer had no plans of importing in the near future. Cheers, Trevor. When I ordered my 7.5 twist barrel through the SARA Store I also placed an order for 500 X 15...
by Hangfire
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: RECOIL and THE BLOEMING CASE
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: RECOIL and THE BLOEMING CASE

Hangfire. I don't want to discourage you, but the mv of a 150, 6.5 out of this case could well exceed 3300fps. Parker Ackley was of the view that "the law of diminishing returns starts to be felt if we go much above 3200 f.s.". Can I suggest that you would need to buy 3 barrels at a time,...
by Hangfire
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: RECOIL and THE BLOEMING CASE
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: RECOIL and THE BLOEMING CASE

With the advent of new high BC 6.5 bullets like the 150g SMK I would not be surprised to see some 6.5 short magnums on the firing line. Teams with deep pockets could turn up on the mound with a quiver of 6.5 barrels to burn. This type of cartridge would provide stellar performance in an extremely sh...
by Hangfire
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 SLR
Replies: 27
Views: 1504

Re: 6.5 SLR

Hangfire, it'd make for an awesome 'hunter class' cartridge don't ya think? ;) That would all depend on if you had one! You may have to start up an Open Class in H-Class for wildcats and improved cartridges as not to deter those with off the rack rifles from coming out and having a go. Last thing y...

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