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  1. Mat did you buy that one new ? 10- 12 years old? Normally we had a number under the recoil pad. edi
  2. At least with heads we all know what is meant. Language evolves. Recon we are at 50% that call the bullet a "head". Sit's on the neck where a head is supposed to be. Problem is they named the bits on a cartridge wrong day one. This will therefore never go away until fixed. edi
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    Sphur or Tier One Mounts?

    Have two sets, both 34mm both the lower version. edi ps. that Rem 700 also has the 20 MOA Spuhr rail.
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    Sphur or Tier One Mounts?

    Have Spuhr mounts on most of my rifles and Spuhr pica rail on one. Very happy with all of them including the one piece hunting mounts. Way prefer them over ERA. Never had Tier One mounts yet. Hakan told me they did some tests mounting any mount to a pica rail dry vs rail oiled. Fitting mounts with lube of some sort was much better. Lower friction allows the surfaces to slide into their natural position which leads to better holding if the scope gets a knock. edi
  5. Well I did say why. Also, those whose lives depend on scopes mostly use FFP for a reason. S&B explained it a few years back in their Q&A page, firstly that FFP scopes are more robust by design and don't have the flaw of change of zero with mag change. I also think one can do more with a FFP scope. Lets say you guess the wind to be between 10 & 15mph overall. Take the difference between the two and check on your animal where your shot could go worst case. Just about every time I go shooting with my SFP scopes (I have a few) I am annoyed about the missing functions. Maybe you have a point in F-Class shooting I don't know. In F Class it is not really important if you hit or don't... with hunting it is. edi
  6. It is the nature of the beast. Just try and complain about a SFP scope not being on zero.... that is what one will be told. Of course some scopes are better than others. Either way I don't want a SFP scope. edi
  7. For me only FFP, will evtl. get rid of all SFP. Saves so much ammo when zeroing, even starting at say 40yds adjustments work. Guessing/measuring the tolerance of wind judgement etc. even when hunting. There is also still the doubt that zero on a SFP scope is different at different magnifications. edi
  8. Very nice. Think I remember that stock. Is a few years old. edi
  9. ejg223

    Hunting with 6.5 creedmoor

    In some cases that approach is just what is needed to reduce numbers. Just read about wild boar eating the pizzas of people on a lake in Berlin, a sau then running away with a laptop bag of a guy. German hunters always look for excuses why they shouldn't shoot a boar. I always laugh at them when they try to explain. Gonna be fun when the wolf population that is totally protected gets out of hand. edi
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    Hunting with 6.5 creedmoor

    The big issue is we can not guarantee shot placement. If we could, we could use 223 fmj. In reality we are better off using something a bit to big in the long run. If we make suggestions we should think of the average shooter who might have difficulties hitting 4" at 100yds. Just attend a dsc1 shoot and look at the results. What i don't like is the perception that we only need to kill animals quickly that could harms us .... other animals that just run away don't matter. I think we have the duty make sure an animal dies quick. edi
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    Warm barrels live longer?

    The initial report is a few years old and has nothing to to with the Bartlein development. I don't know in which way Bartlein achieved there improvement. My guess would be they reduced fire cracking as that is i think the biggest evil. Yes right, stretch not crack. Or thermal expansion without / less cracking. Low thermal conductivity leads to higher surface temp which induces more thermal expansion in shallower depth = more stress= more cracking. Meaning higher thermal conductivity = longer barrel life. Edi
  12. ejg223

    Warm barrels live longer?

    Have you made up some of the new Bartleins? Are they that much harder on tooling? How expensive are reamers? A barrel change at almost £1000 is also not cheap. The other way round... material that is easier to machine than say 416, with less tool wear and less round count was also not really a goal... at least I never heard of developments going in that direction. If the function of fire cracking is mainly due to thermal shock behaviour of the material then the cure to less fire cracking is not necessarily making the material harder. My understanding an improvement is achieved by one or more of the following: lower Youngs modulus, higher thermal conductivity, longer elongation before break (bet there is a fancy term for that). Hardness might go hand in hand with some but is not the feature that helps against fire cracking. I would love to try the new Bartlein materials in one of their carbon barrels. edi
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    Warm barrels live longer?

    A few years ago I read about army rifles used for occasional target shooting on single fire had lower round count until accuracy fell off compared to equivalent rifles that shot full auto. It seemed that a few studies were conducted but I could not find them on the net again. On a German forum the same subject of fire cracking etc. was discussed and this link was attached. http://sv-muenchwilen.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/laufverschleiss.pdf Only issue, it is written in German. Fire cracking is something I know from developing high performance ceramics and always thought we are missing a big point in barrel wear which is thermal shock resistance / behaviour. One part of it is that stiffness reduces at higher temperature which in turn reduces stress... less stress = less cracks. Not sure what Bartlein did to their new barrel material which claims much higher (double) round count. edi
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    Picatinny rail sako85

    Just fitted a Recknagel mount to a 75 in 270 win yesterday and am using a Recknagel rail on my old L579 since years. They are good. Have a stainless 20MOA Recknagel and an alu 0 MOA rail here at the moment. Both work on 75/85. edi
  15. ejg223

    Tikka T3X Tac/CTR Questions

    If you have the long lever, why not get the replacement lever that follows the trigger guard. you can just replace it once adjusted to the right length. edi

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