Good to see! Those are fairly old, guess I’ll have to start replying to old stuff as well and see how it goes…
@NehBros makes a good point that there is some conversation around LR shooting but not much.my post above is pretty old and had no responses. But yes, I love LR shooting. Would love an AR platform chambered in .260Rem or something like that but in Australia semi-autos are ‘verboten’. I have a confirmed love affair with Tikka rifles and love taking them out to compete at medium and long distance. I shoot .223Rem and .280AI out of Tikka bolt guns.
I watch the web site for videos and don’t contribute as much because I don’t have much practical experience with semi-auto rifles. Will always chat LR shooting with anyone interested.
I’ve built several AR-10 types chambered in .308, .260 and 6.5 Creed… Most were very custom. Overall I’d have to go with the Creedmoor cartridge, I’ve had a slightly easier time making accurate loads with that compared to the .260.
I also am a fan of Tikka rifles, seems most accurate right out of the box rifle, they benefit greatly if there was more aftermarket parts.
How about if you removed the gas system on the AR, would that be allowed? Then you can change it back when you leave commiland!
@NehBros that’s really interesting about the 6.5CM being a better semiautomatic LR chambering. I suppose it’s another one in the pro’s column for that caliber. I have previously had the calibre and have the dies and brass for .260Rem.
About the idea of building a platform without the gas system…yeh that would get snagged by the ‘looks like therefore it is’ laws in most Australian states. Long story short…if you build an AR type or something similar in appearance there is a high chance the registry will jump on it and deem that it ‘sufficiently duplicates appearance of prohibited weapon’ and render them effectively banned. That’s the level of fuck-whittery deal with.
Happy to explain on a dedicated threading not detail the welcome thread for @TXGRunner.
Right on, talk with you over there.
One of my goals in returning is spending some time with my dad. He was a mechanical engineer, has a nice lathe, and has a really nice mill. While he used to shoot bullseye (service pistol) competitions in college, he hasn’t been into shooting in years. However, he loves machining projects. I figure working with him on some builds for myself and my nephews is a way we can spend more time together in whatever years remain available. I have a number of actions, barrels, and several projects already lined up.
I’ll be very grateful for this forum as an additional resource.
Wuss! no thread here is complete till it’s been slightly knocked off the rails, you’ve been here long enough to know the unwritten rules…
Not sure why they haven’t moved to Full30 (yet), but there are two channels on YT I really like (my favorite channels actually): Rex Reviews and Panhandle Precision. I suggest you check them out before the BigTech Stasi find them.
Rex has a Sniper 101 course which is incredibly thorough.
Panhandle Precision has some short reloading series. He was very big into the 260 Terminator (IIRC) which is an improved 260 Rem as I understand. Mostly, he is using bolt rifles he custom builds based on various actions.
Anyway, I found both of their videos very informative for LR shooting and reloading for LR precision.
Full30 is structuring and not placing new producers at the moment, its a slow and steady venture, but it is working towards letting the clutch out soon
I read some about that, but I thought there might be some other restriction or challenge they have to work out.
When YT had one of the big purges (~March 2018 IIRC), scores of reloading channels were forced to pull their content (as did others). Many content producers switched to Full30 about that time (e.g. Small Arms Solutions, etc.), but I didn’t find a single reloading channel that moved. I know at least one came out with a DVD of their videos (Vaughn Precision), and several joined a site called The Reloader’s Network which did not originally have video capability.
I am sure Tim and the Full30 crew are being smart about it. This is not a cheap venture and one sure way to derail everything is to try to go too quickly. I’m not privy to everything that goes on in the backend, and there’s no reason I should be. I am grateful they were able to bring on folks like Small Arms Solutions who were deleted by YT entirely.
Okay fair call
Let’s see some rubber burn.
Welcome from Cajunland. I loved my week of R&R in Bangkok in 1969. I’m sure it has changed just a bit since then. That Temple is the most incredible thing I have ever seen. The workmanship and detail are mind boggling. Of course, my mind is easy to boggle.
We’ve traveled quite extensively but we generally avoid places that refuse to allow the instruments for self defense.
Those places are considered uncivilized and tyrannical.
Not too much motivation to be there, especially with the cost of travel these days.
If the risk exceeds the attractions, never mind.
The beautiful temples and palaces are still here. Many have been restored and they’ve put tremendous resources into preserving the ruins in Ayutthaya, Sukhotai, Kamphaengphet, and elsewhere.
About everything else has changed, just in the last 12 years – and it’s far more crowded.
Our base at Udon Thani is now a commercial airport (even if the entrance still screams “USAF” in design/arrangement). I’ve been told our old facilities at Rayong were reduced to a few buildings. They are about to turn that into an international reliever airport.
FWIW, my dad was born in Caddo Parish. Cheers.
Wise policy. That’s another reason I want to return to Texas ASAP.
Welcome @TXGRunner from Ohio Seams like an ok bunch of guys here, trying to get things going. New my self going to hang around a bit and see what happens.
P.S.There is this admin Named @Robert . Look out for him. He will change your tag line on you. And I hear he likes fat chicks. Just between you and me.
Think thats bad, have Lonewolf tell you about those thai trannies he used to pick up. Bunch of weirdos around here, if you ask me. So far im the only normal one.