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Chris-NZ

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About Chris-NZ

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  • Birthday 08/31/1957

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    Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Interests
    Hunting, varminting, target shooting, duck shooting (socially). Sea and trout fishing

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  1. 6mmbr which primer

    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the 450 primer. It's known to work well in 6BR. I prefer to use the same primer in my BR and the 6- and 6.5x47s. Keeps it simple and it works.
  2. 'Low mag' scopes...

    If the brief is ".222, slim profile, close and up to 200yds", I'd be thinking something like a 2.5-8x36 VX-3. I have one on a bush deer rifle and they're very flexible yet compact
  3. I've spent a lot of time amongst shooters in the US and have never heard the term "heads" used once. I've only ever seen it used (erroneously in my opinion) on this forum
  4. Varminting in Australia

    I'd suggest this claim is mere wishful thinking. Short of straight chemical poisoning or mechanical destruction (ie, bullets), organisms have a remarkable ability to develop resistance and often full immunity given enough time. As they say, time will tell
  5. Varminting in Australia

    Rabbits here in NZ have made a (temporary) comeback. They were decimated about a decade ago when some farmers illegally introduced RCD (Calici virus) but did it in a half-@ssed fashion which delivered a weakened strain. Rabbits have subsequently developed a high degree of resistance to it and it's now pretty useless. Our cat has dismembered two small rabbits (inside the house) in the last week. Gov't plans are afoot to release a more potent strain in the near future. Both the cat and myself will be pretty unhappy when this happens.
  6. Power outage - a tidy solution...

    Deceptive- there's 5kW of PV panels on the roof
  7. Power outage - a tidy solution...

    (followup on old thread) Moved into the new house a few weeks back. Ran a test of the gen connected and it seems sweet. Simply plug it in, turn it on then turn a rotary switch on the exterior switch board from "Mains" to Off then "Gen". Pretty damn simple it seems.
  8. .222 reduced varminting load

    The 35 V-Max will certainly expand well as they manage that at Hornet vels. Just curious- why reduced loads in a Trebly?? It's hardly a Swift, even at full throttle
  9. Automated powder measure

    I've never used a commercial "dispenser" unit like an RCBS/ Chargemaster.. but have seen them in action. Problem is all of them are based round a strain gauge scale, and as you say, I don't trust them either. If I wanted to treat myself, I'd add the Auto Thrower and Auto Trickler to my A and D. For the volumes I do, my more manual system is fine. Getting back to how accurate throwers are, I'd bet that if you looked at a sample of twenty guys using a Harrell to throw H4350, only a very few might come close to an SD of 0.1, and many/? most would be far worse. That's what I based my initial comment on. My old RCBS charger doesn't match the Harrell, but equally, it's not dramatically worse if you concentrate on consistent technique. I however got tired to having to hold my mouth the right way operating a thrower handle, hence the A and D.
  10. Automated powder measure

    I you re-read what I actually said, you'll see I was trying to say embellishing mechanical throwers will never produce precision, such is the nature of volume-dispensing irregular particles of variable density. I enjoy using my Harrell but unless it's bulk ammo using ball powder, the thrower is only a preliminary step to final trickling on the A&D. You're clearly far better than me with H4350 (AR2209). Your 0.6grs variance- is that true SD or some sort of ES?? Excuse me but I used to tutor stats..
  11. Automated powder measure

    Interesting but a waste of time as the accuracy of -any- thrower is inadequate for serious loading. I have several including a Harrell BR model, and they won't do any better than roughly +/- 0.3gr with most big stick powders. If you stick with fine ball powder, they're acceptable but few shooters could live with that.
  12. 6mm calibre choice

    No foxes here but given it's under light, you'd be shooting at maybe 250yds max? If that's the case, a 6BR would be fine. You'd be talking a very heavy 6-284 if you wanted to spot impacts.
  13. 'Works in everything' N140 load for 6.5x47?

    That'd be pretty anemic wouldn't it? Any idea of MV?
  14. Modified Cases

    Just buy the tap off Aliexpress and make your own from cases fired in the relevant rifle
  15. Varminting in Australia

    I'd guess the big SS rig is at least a .243 or 6Rem the way the 87s rip them apart
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