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  1. Barrel rifling thread

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Using a barrel scope, and recording the video results, one of our South African national shottists, followed each of the individual rifling in the barrels of brand new rifles. Unfortunately he only did 3 rifles. This sample is obviously not representative. Of the 3 Tikka was the best, followed...
  2. Barrel Wear and Tumbling Bullets

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I've been working up loads for a barrel I received as part of a trade, 1-8 twist 6mm AI. It shot very well with 87 grain bullets and almost as well with 70 grain bullets, but 20% of the 70 grain rounds tumbled. Switching to slower powders the tumble rate decreased to 10%. There was no in...
  3. Recommend an accurate, reliable handgun I can add a rail to?

    I'm a little bummed out. Got a call from my gunsmith. He said he was not recommending adding the rail to my S&W 19-3 revolver. Now I'm thinking about selling it and getting another handgun. I love my 19-3 because it is a revolver and therefore shoots reliably. And because it's fairly accurate...
  4. Ruger No 1 Accuracy

    Tech Notes
    After reading several discussions and posts on Ruger No 1 s and accuracy issues and various approaches to tuning the rifle I thought some Ruger shooters might find the link, and the article, of value. His findings sure helped me tune the daylights out of my No 1 300 Win Mag. ...may have to...
  5. Issue with Vortex HST?

    Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes
    Hey y'all, I'm brand new to the forum and i thought i would reach out to you guys about an issue I am currently having. I have a Remington 700 ADL chambered in .308 Winchester, paired with a timney trigger (#510), with a vortex Viper HST 6-24x50, in the vortex precision matched rings, currently...
  6. Are Sako A7 barrels hand lapped at the factory?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I just bought a new Sako A7 Big Game 30-06, mounted a new Steiner GS3 4-20x50 on it and sighted it in last night. Did a quick 25 yard laser bore sight and then took one shot at 50 yards. Bullet was 1/4" high and perfect in windage. Moved the target out to 100 yards and fired the next shot...
  7. Kel Tec PF9

    I recently got myself a Kel Tec PF9. Contrary to rumors, the one that I bought (traded for at a gun shop) new runs flawlessly. Yes, I know. It's not an expensive gun, nor is it crafted with very expensive materials. I have had several rim-fire handguns (both revolvers, and semi-auto pistols)...
  8. Lighting Conditions and Accuracy

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    As technical person and reloader I enjoy pondering accuracy and statistics. Like others I work up loads and shoot groups at the range trying to figure out what gives me the best results. Statistics tells us that all the factors in the entire reloading and shooting process contribute to accuracy...
  9. Ballistic coefficient and accuracy

    Ballistics - Internal and External
    Is there a direct relation between ballistic coefficient and accuracy at long ranges?
  10. Savage Axis .308 1/2" grouping at 100 yards

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Sweet video, 3 shot half inch group from 100 yards with a Savage Axis! This just shows you dont always need the most expensive rifle for sub MOA groups.
  11. Finding The Right Load

    Ballistics - Internal and External
    Is 100 yards the best distance to determine if a load is worth pursuing?
  12. Upfit

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I purchased a LH Savage Axis .270 and am looking to upfit it to my needs instead of purchasing a high end rifle. I have always just purchased my rifles and added optics. After shooting a friends rifle that he upfitted to his liking I decided to try for myself. I am going for functionality not...
  13. 7.62x39 accurate or not

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I know the 7.62x39 shot out of the AK's and SKS are reputed to not be accurate but i have to say i totally disagree. Personally i have had great success with that round and with iron sights have done 2-3" groups at 100 yards with iron sights. My thoughts are the people who knock it just arent...
  14. Ramrods

    OK, my teachers used to tell me that the only stupid question is the one not asked so here goes... I've been shooting muzzleloaders, both traditional and in-lines for several years. Occasionally I have noticed that some shooters have ramrods that extend as much as four inches beyond the muzzle...
  15. American weigh Gemini-pro 20 scale

    Handloading Equipment
    Hi everyone I was wondering if anybody has used the american weigh gemini pro 20 scale. I plan on starting some long range shooting competitions at a local range but only have an rcbs balance system and I feel it is not accurate enough for what my rifle is capable of. So I was wondering if you...
  16. Losing Accuracy

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    My rifle started to lose accuracy recently. After a disappointing session at the shooting range I found that the front screw was slightly loose so both stock screws were readjusted to 45 inch pounds. I got back to the range today and tested it several times aiming for 3-shot groups at 100 yards...
  17. Factory loads for the .270

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I have been lately shooting my new Ruger M77 chambered in .270 win at 200 meters ( 218 yards) and 300 meters (328 yards) respectively. I was shooting 130 grain, Winchester power points. Temperatures were above 80F and at low altitudes. The rifle was zeroed at 218 yards and much to my surprise...