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Parker Hale/BSA Rifles / Re: Parker Hale Scout .308
February 20, 2017, 05:27:21 PM
It's a tidy enough rifle but I hate muzzle breaks. I still don't get the whole "scout rifle" thing though. Would it just be a "carbine"? But I guess "scout" sells.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Voting in Australia
November 12, 2016, 11:57:03 AM
In short, if you are enrolled to vote, you are required to vote in all elections. Federal, State, and local Govenment. If you don't vote you can cop a fine. That said you don't actually need to cast you ballot. You just need to get your name signed off on the role.
We have means to vote early if you are doing to be absent or working on the day of voting, postal ballot etc. which is what I do.
I'm not sure why our voting is compulsory. Maybe it is from the pommy days? I have also been told that it was a means to help prevent people being intimidated into not voting at all, but this could be somewhat archaic.
There is some debate about who should be allowed to vote and if voting should be compulsory. I don't believe long term welfare bludgers should be allowed to vote, they don't contribute to our society. I have nothing against compulsory voting.
I don't think that having compulsory voting means we have a higher number of "uneducated" voters. Any election is a sales pitch, smoke and mirrors, and any member of the public can be swayed either way by a few words or actions. The number of informal votes and "donkey" votes is quite low overall.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Back yard update
August 04, 2016, 09:06:17 PM
Your yard is alive with animals!
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Orchard harvest 2015
August 04, 2016, 08:57:57 PM
Paul H, I have tried an electric fence around everything but hey really aren't effective against 'roos. They just hit it and lay it on the ground or the clean jump over. We have recently put a higher fence around our veggie patch and are in the process of re-doing the fence around the citrus and berries.
Nothing you do can stop the possums. They are dead set dirt bags and get into everything.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Orchard harvest 2015
August 04, 2016, 08:54:55 PM
Cheers Marcus. I'll give it a go this summer.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Orchard harvest 2015
August 03, 2016, 12:22:21 PM
Well done Marcus. Living the dream. Can you please do another post on how you preserve your fruit?
I'll take your poly pipe idea and put it in our garden. Our fruit trees, mostly the softer fruit like apples and nectarines get smashed by the 'roos and possums. Likewise our berries growing on canes. Our harder skinned fruit like the citrus go ok but the possums still at times get to them. The mulberries don't get touched for some reason.
Controlling the animals and stopping them from eating our plants is a no-win job.
FIREARMS & OPTICS / Re: Mauser bolt disassembly
August 03, 2016, 12:13:04 PM
Excellent post Rick.
HUNTER'S GEAR REVIEW / Re: Savage Mark ii
July 24, 2016, 11:05:23 PM
There is nothing wrong with the groups you are getting.
 The only hyper velocity ammunition that has shot really well for me is CCI Stinger and then it only shot well in my Lithgow 101, under 1". I've used Winchester Power Points in both the 42gn and 40gn loads, again they shoot very well.
 I'm currently using CCI Mini Mags 36gn HP. Mostly because they were available at the time. I'll probably give them a go in the field but nothing has come close to the performance of the Pwoer Points on animals.
Paper whipping is good and fun. And it gives you a good idea of what to go on. "Running the numbers" is a term we use.
I like the fact you didn't go for anything over 130gns too. LFC in the .308 is where it is at.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: My New Goal
July 23, 2016, 11:33:50 PM
:jumpingsmiley:  :biggthumpup:
I have a Savage 99C in .308. I shoot Speers's 130gn HP with a mild load of 220H. I will be trying out OSA's 135gn HP factory loads when my reloads run out.
I'm also planning on getting a Lithgow 102 in .308 because I've always wanted a bolt action .308.
Quote from: gitano;145482That's kind of the way I read it too. From previous conversations I understand "the duck's guts" to be a "good thing". I think he left out a "not" in the next sentence.

Anyway, he can clear it up when he reads this next.


Yes my mistake. :oops:    "The ducks guts" means "good".
A cocky I did some shooting for many years ago had one of these in perfectly poor condition. :o He liked it he had 1000's of x-mil 30 carbine cartridges he had left over after the '96 buyback.
 It would be a fun rifle to use but at that price and looking at how hard it is to find ammunition I doubt it would be worth it.
 My Uncle also had one in I think .22 magnum, but I could be wrong. I never used it but it was apparently a slick outfit.
Speer's 130gn projectile is certainly the ducks guts and there is no real reason for the load, once sorted, to not shoot well. Put it another way, if I'm testing out .308 loads then I almost immediately discount this projectile as a problem if I have accuracy issues.
 A tighter chamber as you say is no real problem either. I remember when Kombi gave me a couple of hundred once fired .308 brass that he had got from "somewhere". I f/l resized it in my (then) RCBS .308 die. The brass was still too tight for me to be comfortable with. I removed the decapping rod and started to resize again with the die screwed down slightly further. I then neck sized back up to .308. This made all the difference.
FIREARMS & OPTICS / Re: 'Scoped the .308 Mauser
July 20, 2016, 12:36:22 AM
Nice lines on that stock Paul. Really nice. Personally I would have gone for a smaller scope but there is generally nothing wrong with the cheaper chinese scopes. They are good servicable scopes.
 I doubt that it is a Mauser though. Looks like a Howa.