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Chris-NZ

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  • Birthday 08/31/1957

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    Hawkes Bay, NZ
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    Hunting, varminting, target shooting. Sea and trout fishing

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  1. Chris-NZ

    284 dies etc

    Value wise, a Wilson FL bushing die for sizing and a Forster sleeved seating die would be your best bet. I have various Redding full Comp sets and they offer nothing more than these other than higher price.
  2. Chris-NZ

    Trigger for barnard action

    Many of us would have assumed you meant a Barnard P, not S. Big difference
  3. Chris-NZ

    Scope Rail Bedding Material Options

    That all sounds familiar having read many ancient "Woodworker" magazines
  4. Chris-NZ

    Rock Chucker Supreme & scales

    "PM" means personal message- click on the person's "handle" and choose Message.
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    6x47 Lapua A-Max to ELD-X. help

    Ditto and stumbled on it with first Varget load! 2940fps.
  6. Chris-NZ

    Imperial dry neck lube

    only worse coz it's filthy black. I have some BluTac on the bottom of the small jar so it can't be knocked over. Believe me, you wouldn't be impressed with the cleanup. Having it anchored down means you can stir the contents round without having the hold it with your other hand. I give it a gentle stir about every 20 dips to spread the graphite evenly.
  7. Chris-NZ

    Bolt lube

    Have to disagree. If you want to bugger an RPA CG-2000 or an H&H Millennium, don't lube the lugs. Galling is inevitable without some lubrication. Doesn't matter how clean you keep them, it will happen. The issue is worse with actions where the hardness of the receiver and the lugs is very similar.
  8. Chris-NZ

    Bolt lube

    Can't recall where I got this tip from but it seems to work great. Get a cartridge/sachet of automotive suspension grease which is lithium/moly/.. based and put it in small syringes which you grovel off a vet or doctor- ~ 5cc ones are about right. I cut and drill small blocks of stiff closed cell foam as caps. Waaay cheaper than fancy specialist stuff and definitely does the biz.
  9. Chris-NZ

    6x47 Lapua A-Max to ELD-X. help

    So the deer clearly "love them"?
  10. If you're only shooting out to 350yds, nothing is critical other than turret repeatability and even then, not that critical. Here are two (15-shot) F-Class targets I shot recently using an -old- Tasco SS 16X on my light-weight 6.5x47L over a Harris bipod. The wind was not steady in case you're wondering. This scope was chucked on there as I'd robbed the big Nightforce for the new .284. You can see that you don't need huge magnification to hit stuff, even at 600yds. I was aiming at 1/4MOA squares placed 2MOA above the target centre.
  11. Chris-NZ

    NRA RCO Handloading Rule

    About the only practical option I can think of would be to have a Labradar on the mound measuring vels and if any doubt over projectile weight, a round could be pulled to check that, not the charge weight
  12. I personally couldn't recommend a 6x47L. I've got one and the parent cartridge as well, and as you sometimes see mentioned, the smaller brother is nowhere near as forgiving as its parent. They can be plain fussy. They're also much harder on barrels. Stick with the orig 6.5 would be my advice and I doubt you'll be disappointed.
  13. Chris-NZ

    6mm BR build

    Barnards may not be Fashion Of The Month but they're well made and definitely perform as expected. Probably my most accurate rifle is a 6.5x47 built on a Barnard S.
  14. Chris-NZ

    Molten Salt Annealing Rig

    Interesting, my gunsmith is in the process of assembling the components for one. The salts are arriving today I think. I like the idea that you have exact control of the temperature.
  15. Chris-NZ

    284 win

    162 A-Maxs are known to be finicky- some guns love them and others hate them. Has become an irrelevancy with their production demise. As for the 180 Scenars, most guns will digest them happily but a guy I know (who was last year's F-TR champ at the Nationals here) has been having a nightmare trying to get them to shoot in his new .284 Walker F-classer. He's actually given up and gone to Hybrids to avoid more barrel life loss. In the other direction, I found that my .280AI hunting rifle really likes 150 LRABs which are notoriously variable in accuracy. Knowing when to cut your losses and accept your gun just doesn't like a particular projectile is something many loaders need to learn.
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