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by bsouthernau
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: sighting in target
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: sighting in target

..... Berger had reduced the twist rate on the 215s from 1:9 to 1:10. Early boxes of these said "Minimum twist 1:10", last lot I bought said "Optimum twist 1:9". I find 2720fps from a 1:9.5 is doing it for me and that's what I'm taking to the UK this month. Never tried them in a...
by bsouthernau
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: sighting in target
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: sighting in target

As I understand it , that is dependant on spin rate being suitable from the start. Spin will slow more slowly than the bullets forward motion will, so the bullet remains stable. I don't know if it becomes 'more' stable as the ratio of spin to forward motion increases but I guess it's possible. Spot...
by bsouthernau
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: sighting in target
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: sighting in target

Tim L wrote: The 90/95 will go ok out of a 1:10 whilst it has the speed but I suspect it will loose stability at some point.



Unless I've got this wrong - which HAS happened in the past - the bullet becomes more stable as it slows down in flight.
by bsouthernau
Fri May 31, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA Sub Committees
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: NRAA Sub Committees

Just a point of clarification Craig, are you forming one selection sub-committee or four? I'd have thought one was enough but the more I read the notice the more it reads like one for each discipline.

Barry
by bsouthernau
Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Helmar Cleaning products
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Helmar Cleaning products

I've used the carbon remover and it seems to work fine. However, I did notice it also dissolves copper as the patches were coming out with a green tinge. I've only got the carbon remover so can't check but I think I saw somewhere that the carbon and copper products are the same stuff, just a higher...
by bsouthernau
Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 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?

Wal86 wrote:
Another leaf we can take from Field and Game is too better represent our Ladies ........


One of the things I like about our sport is that men and women compete equally. I don't think we need a separate class for them. I DO think we need decent toilet facilities near the firing point.
by bsouthernau
Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fake News? Interesting article re US NRA
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Fake News? Interesting article re US NRA

williada wrote:What, the liver in the fridge Gyro? :shock:


Wasn't that Portnoy's Complaint David? Admittedly quite a few years since I last read Catcher in the Rye so I could be wrong in that.
by bsouthernau
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Events
Topic: North Queensland F-Class - Long Range Bisley Challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: North Queensland F-Class - Long Range Bisley Challenge

Looks like great fun but, sadly, the MR team will be in the UK then. Maybe next year.....
by bsouthernau
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA Queen series.
Replies: 27
Views: 2777

Re: VRA Queen series.

AlanF wrote:One of the best daily performances in Australian F-Open history. The bar has been raised to a very high level.


And three of them got the lot today!!! A very interesting morning ahead tomorrow - much can happen at the longs.
by bsouthernau
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Grains or grams?
Replies: 23
Views: 2776

Re: Grains or grams?

sungazer wrote:But what if your scales will show 0.001 grams but only 0.02 grns. Now what do you think?


I think it doesn't matter what you call it.
by bsouthernau
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Australians at the TR World Champs/Palma
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

Re: Australians at the TR World Champs/Palma

Final results aren't posted yet but Steve Negus dropped three on the final range and led by four. He'd be a happy man.
by bsouthernau
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Australians at the TR World Champs/Palma
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

Re: Australians at the TR World Champs/Palma

Gyro wrote:
This years winds were very challenging. Not because they were especially strong, just tricky.


From a picture I saw I gather you rose to the challenge!!
by bsouthernau
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Submerging barrels in cleaning solutions
Replies: 32
Views: 3703

Re: Submerging barrels in cleaning solutions

The instructions on Boretech C4, which I use and like, state that it contains a SHORT TERM (my emphasis) rust preventative. Noting Keith's comments above it would be helpful to know where the boundary between short and long terms lies - not to me though, I store them with Hoppes No9.

Barry
by bsouthernau
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: South African Open Championships 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 4270

Re: South African Open Championships 2019

The South Africans are great hosts and run an excellent shoot.
by bsouthernau
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Cleaning after firing lead projectiles
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Cleaning after firing lead projectiles

A search on "bore cleaner lead removal" will produce more advice than you can use!!

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