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by Black Sheep
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's your effective range?
Replies: 74
Views: 4833

Re: What's your effective range?

Stercutus wrote:Yeah I guess with an M2 with a scope mounted I am accurate to 1600 meters.
Hell, I don't have enough friends to think about shooting something that far away...
by Black Sheep
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's your effective range?
Replies: 74
Views: 4833

Re: What's your effective range?

My answer is 300m for now. My Goal is to be good to hit a 12" target at 500m. So far I'm good for about 1/2 MOA at 100m with handloads and a stock 308 Remington 700. A longer range is opening near me soon so I can see how that translates to 500m, but I expect to find out everything past 300 is a dif...
by Black Sheep
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Magandang Araw, Everyone! Newb from Philippines!
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Magandang Araw, Everyone! Newb from Philippines!

Hi and welcome from New Zealand!
by Black Sheep
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help

Does your Mom's attitude to firearms change depending if they're black or brown? Might be something else to consider.
by Black Sheep
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help

M14 is a good idea too.

But, ten rounds of 308 from a stock Remington 700 tactical, 100m, shooting off a rolled up hoody...

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Just sayin.
by Black Sheep
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help
Replies: 32
Views: 1129

Re: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help

It sounds like you want a Remington700. When I was new to shooting I read they were great to buy because they are so ubiquitous and easy to get quality aftermarket parts for. I bought a 700 Tactical in 308, it shot OK, I thought it would be a long term project to upgrade the stock everyone says is r...
by Black Sheep
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: A new zombie series that is dangerous and unpredictable.
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: A new zombie series that is dangerous and unpredictable.

Yeah, and he could have taken the time to post a "review" instead of his ad copy.
by Black Sheep
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia
Replies: 104
Views: 10094

Re: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia

George Orwell said this, writing about the UK Home Guard: "The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. THAT RIFLE HANGING ON THE WALL OF THE WORKING-CLASS FLAT...
by Black Sheep
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House
Replies: 26
Views: 2508

Re: Buying a House

Look at the roof from outside. Are the lines all straight? The simpler the "shape" of the roof the less potential leaks there are. Walk around in the house, don't be distracted, look up. Is the ceiling sagging? Are there stains made by dripping water? Is the floor solid? If it has wallpaper and it's...
by Black Sheep
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia
Replies: 104
Views: 10094

Re: Purpose of a Rifle in Suburbia

You are a target shooter. You enjoy maths and it's application to ballistics and engineering. You work hard all day and choose to enjoy a sport which is often played lying down, and won by the most relaxed competitor. Your chosen sport is mostly undertaken by stable, honest people who are safely con...
by Black Sheep
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79028

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Lee says you can crimp without a cannelure on the instructions. I always have and am getting good results.
by Black Sheep
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79028

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Thanks for posting those rounds / hour numbers, nice to have something empirical to consider. I totally agree about the extra expenses beyond press and dies, this might be a factor for someone starting out. For many people the cost of a big progressive press might cause a huge wait time before they ...
by Black Sheep
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79028

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Not that I know of. I watched a youtube video of someone with a really big progressive that seemed to be doing everything automatically except dropping the projectile onto the case. It was faster than I imagined, but looked expensive. Get a single stage and put the accumulated savings towards a top ...
by Black Sheep
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79028

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Get the Lee Anniversary single stage, dies and supplies for your favourite caliber. Learn to reload and develop loads using the Optimal Charge Weight method. When you're getting great results and you can't believe you didn't start reloading sooner, buy more dies and start researching what kind of pr...
by Black Sheep
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Australia and New Zealand
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: Australia and New Zealand

As you can see, we have a charming, self deprecating sense of humour down here as well. Don't let the Australians deter you from visiting, but don't believe them when they say the sea there isn't full of swimming knives.
by Black Sheep
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Australia and New Zealand
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: Australia and New Zealand

If you want to avoid getting killed by the local fauna, enjoy Australia's two isolated patches of civilisation, Melbourne and Sydney. Stay away from open water and nature. You could visit Uluru or a meteor crater while you're there, but you'll need to watch out for deadly drop-bears and giant spider...
by Black Sheep
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79028

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I'm not from the States but I think I've heard you need a license or permit to sell ammo you've manufactured, so be careful until someone who can be more specific comes on. If you're going to cast lead you need ventilation, fire safety, heavy protective gear and a child and animal free work area. My...
by Black Sheep
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Dutch loading
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Dutch loading

You're a perceptive man. I thank you with all my LOL's.

Apologies to everyone else for my incomprehensible southern hemisphere communication skills.
by Black Sheep
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Dutch loading
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Dutch loading

Jeriah wrote:
show your teammates where you were shooting
This is what I was trying to say.
by Black Sheep
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Dutch loading
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Dutch loading

Stercutus wrote:
LOL. So their first shots will be guaranteed to give away their position?
No. To point out the positions of people ambushing THEM.

LOL.
by Black Sheep
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7325
Views: 289145

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

I completed stage one of my AR15. Added a CMC trigger, 45 degree offset BUIS and a Bushnell AR scope. Took a wide sling off my R700 for the AR, put a new 1907 National Match sling on the Remmy. Put a sling on my pump shotgun while I was at it.

Boresighting the AR today, range time tomorrow.
by Black Sheep
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Foreign Invasion WWYD
Replies: 66
Views: 3961

Re: Foreign Invasion WWYD

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Black Sheep wrote:
You guys are welcome when the ZPAW comes. We have the food, please bring ammo.
See you there, I call the couch!!!!
OK, here it is;

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Easy to get into, hard to leave.
by Black Sheep
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Dutch loading
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Dutch loading

I read something about tough guy military / security operators loading their M4's with a few rounds of tracer on top so they could "point" out enemy locations in ambushes. That's as close as I've got.
by Black Sheep
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Foreign Invasion WWYD
Replies: 66
Views: 3961

Re: Foreign Invasion WWYD

US warships are not even allowed to port in New Zealand by NZ law. Not true. US warships are 100% welcome. We would just like an assurance that they aren't carrying nuclear weapons, which Uncle Sam won't give. Both sides have legit reasons. Plenty of Australians and New Zealanders serving and dying...

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