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  1. BallisticPrimate

    6BR: 95 TMK vs 105 Hybrid vs 108 ELDM

    G'day Hide, 105gr Hybrids are impossible to find anywhere in Australia, and with no signs of them turning up anytime soon I need to start looking at other options. I'm running 2 x 6BR's and a .243, all are 8 twist and all shoot extremely well with 105's. I stupidly sold a large chunk of my...
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    NF NXS 2.5-10x24

    I've never handled one of these scopes but just bought one blind. At the price paid I can flip it and get my money back at the very least. Plan is to stick it on a lightweight hunting rifle. I don't tend to need super high performance at dawn/dusk but I'm interested in any feedback other users...
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    20 inch 6BR Velocity

    Hide, I'm trying to get reliable data re velocity numbers for a 20 inch 6BR (8 twist) running 80 & 105gr projectiles. Varget is my preferred powder since I'm sitting on a fair bit of it. Any info appreciated.
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    Nightforce 4-16x50 F1

    There's not a lot of info out there on this scope. Anyone run one? I've got a 7-35 with the Mil-XT and I'm eyeing the 4-16 with the same reticle for a more compact/lighter weight rifle for shorter-range matches and a bit of hunting. I know the NX8 models are all the rage but I'd prefer to stay...
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    Nightforce 7-35

    So I have one arriving tomorrow with the Mil-XT reticle. Will be going on a comp/range toy. Help my confirmation bias by telling me the good (and the bad/ugly) of the NF.
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    RRS Anvil 30/Meopta 15x56

    I have a Anvil 30 ballhead and the Meopta Meostar 15x56 Bino's inbound. I'm looking for an adaptor I can use to QD mount the binos. Any help appreciated. BP
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    SHV 4-14 F1 v Vortex g2 PST 3-15

    I'm looking to pick up one of these to cover the role of general purpose backup optic that will spend most of its time on a rimfire. Here in Australia they are the same price. I can't easily get hands on with them so looking for some feedback on the pros and cons of each for the role I've...
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    Rimfire Optic

    Anyone running a Bushnell 3-12 or 4.5-18 LRHS or LRTS on a .22lr? I'm putting together a trainer and since I've got these scopes I could repurpose one of them onto the rimfire. Obviously they parallax to about 50y, so not ideal but since most of my .22 shooting will be 50m+ I'm thinking they...
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    Minox ZP5 5-25x56 & Steiner M7Xi 4-28x56

    These X vs X threads are usually annoying but regardless I'm interested in an overview from someone who has both of these scopes. I have a backorder on a Steiner M7Xi 4-28x56 MSR2 II and have the option to switch to a Minox ZP5 5-25 MR4 reticle - price is essentially a wash (I'm based in...
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    RL16 vs R26 for 6.5 Creed

    Is there a consensus on which powder is better in the 6.5 Creed? I'm looking for a touch more velocity than H4350 produces - this is for a 20' Tikka hunting rifle pushing 147 or 140 ELD-M's. Any real world advise appreciated.
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    Tenebraex Codes for Bushnell XRS II

    Anyone know what the XRS II uses. Tenebraex haven't listed the info on their site yet. Thanks, BP
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    Short Bushnell XRS II Review

    Before I get into my thoughts re the XRS II I'd really appreciate it if someone could direct me to the correct Tenebraex cap sizes for this scope. I originally posted this in the XRS II thread but thought I'd put it up separately for those considering one. Having now spent more time with these...
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    Pick my .308 bullet

    Some context - I've got 6mm & 6.5 match rifles so I know they stomp the .308 for wind/recoil (+ energy at distance) etc. My .308 is specifically for hunting out to 500m and occasionally banging steel - I'm keen to keep this rifle compact and relatively lightweight. The rifle is a Tikka Varmint...
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    Hornady Eldm 225gr from a .308

    Looking at the '.223 /.308 aren't dead' thread had me playing around with numbers on my ballistic app. Now I'm wondering how fast a fast twist .308 20-22 inch barrel could push a 225gr Eldm? Assuming AI mag length constraints of approx 2.86 oal. Even very modest velocities (2300-2500fps)...
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    Short/er barrel 6.5x47

    For the guys running 18-20 inch barrels - what are your loads? I'm considering chopping my barrel and running 130gr Hybrids - not sure how much velocity I'll give up to the 24inch barrel. I have 4350 and Varget on hand. Thanks, BP
  16. BallisticPrimate

    Through Scope of EBR-7B MRAD

    Any through scope reticle pictures of the EBR-7B? Thanks
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    Short barrel 6mm

    .243, BR, 6x47, 6 Creed, Dasher etc - Please tell me what you got that's 20inch or less. What velocity are you getting and with which projectile. I know the 6mm's seem to need more barrel than the 6.5's, but I'm interested in what people are achieving with shorter 6mm's. Ciao, BP
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    .243win 26' to 20/22' who's done it?

    Considering chopping my .243 barrel from 26' to 20 or 22' My main match rifle is a 6.5x47 and the .243 is typically a range/steel toy that's occasionally used for shorter PRS style matches and hunting. Currently I'm easily pushing 105 hybrids to 3100fps using H1000- wondering where I'll land...
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    75gr ELD-M Terminal Performance

    Any info on how these perform on game? How do they compare to the amax? Anyone run them into ballistic gel yet? Thanks, BP
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    Manners Mini Chassis For Tikka

    Not sure if this has already been discussed, I could't find anything on Search. Today I heard that Manners is going to release a Mini Chassis system for Tikka's - does anyone have any specifics on this? Thanks, BP