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Erikht



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 2:52 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
I shot a 7.62 NATO tonight. That's about the same as a .308. Noisy beast.


That should be the same as a 30.06.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I shot a 7.62 NATO tonight. That's about the same as a .308. Noisy beast.


That should be the same as a 30.06.


Wikipedia says that they are interchangeable but it does go onto say the ballistically it is similar to the 30-06. I stand corrected.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62x51mm_NATO

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can see the 3 rifle thing its just when you see caliburs like .22 & .222 does that .002 make that much difference?

Justme

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Justme wrote:
I can see the 3 rifle thing its just when you see caliburs like .22 & .222 does that .002 make that much difference?

Justme


A .22 is a rimfire bunny gun, a .222 is a centrefire suitable for fox and small deer. a .22 has an effective range of about 80 yards at 1050 feet per second; a .222 has an effective range of, for the average marksman, 200-300 yards at a velocity of something like 2400 feet per second.

The numbers don't just mean the bore of the barrel, they also refer to the cartridge from which it is fired. The .22LR, .22 Short, .22WMR, .220, .222, .223 and 22-250 all fire a .22 bullet but at varying speeds and with varying trajectories.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's all got very complicated since the days of short, long and hornet.

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
It's all got very complicated since the days of short, long and hornet.


Very complicated - http://www.reloadbench.com/cart.html run of the mill calibres.

http://www.reloadbench.com/cartw.html and the "wildcats" !!!

Erikht



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 08 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Erikht wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I shot a 7.62 NATO tonight. That's about the same as a .308. Noisy beast.


That should be the same as a 30.06.


Wikipedia says that they are interchangeable but it does go onto say the ballistically it is similar to the 30-06. I stand corrected.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62x51mm_NATO


Well, not necessarily. You will find that both the 7.62X63 and the 7.62X51 are used by NATO (though they are both being dumped by most countries for something smaller). The 7.62X63 is the 30.06, and that was the one I had in mind. The 7.62X51 is a different calibre, and thus nobody stand corrected.

The 30-06 should deliver a harder punch, if not by much. It is a very versatile calibre, with bullet weight ranging from 55 grains to 220 grains. The ballistics will differ with the different bullet weights and loads.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 08 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a heck of a bullet weight range. Very impressive. I need to learn more about this.

We shoot in a tunnel. Large calibre's in high velocity tend to sound like artillery shells. I found staying on target with the 7.62 very difficult due to the recoil, but the grin.

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 08 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erikht wrote:
It is a very versatile calibre, with bullet weight ranging from 55 grains to 220 grains. The ballistics will differ with the different bullet weights and loads.


The problem with bullet weights that vary so much is the rifling may not stabilise all weights(definately won`t be IMHO).

Another thing to keep in mind is that some of the larger weights may not fit the magazine or may jam when chambering.

My .222 loves 50 grainers, but throws 55`s all over the place.

Erikht



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 08 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You have to find out what suits your rifle, and I would rather shoot 55 grain bullets with a .343 than a 30.06. But if you load your own cartridges, and use the loading tables well, the 30.06 (or for that matter a .308) is a far more versatile rifle than most people give it credit for. This is also true for the 6.5. That is a big enough calibre to shoot anything you can fin in Europe, though modern hunters might want something larger for dangerous game like bears, boar and different kinds of bison's and musk ox.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 08 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've sent off for my variation. In the end I went for a 7x57 primarily because I have paid a deposit on a Ruger no.1 an awful lot less than the RRP (it isn't a grey import and it's not secondhand either). T
hanks for all your advice, much appreciated.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 08 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's been nearly a month now since variation was submitted. I rang the firearms dept. and they advised I contact the firearms officer. He said there's a 4-5 month backlog on renewals and variations were being out to the bottom of the pile. There's only two FO's in the whole of north West wales who have to deal with around 16,000 licence holders. They need to visit each holder every time there's a variation or renewal.

I said I need to get the variation preocess quickly as I had a need and lo and the next day he's sitting at the kitchen table conducting the interview. 5 days later he phones me to say it's been processed and awaiting final signature.

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 08 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK then, what optics are you putting on it then, if any ??






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Erikht



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 08 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Off....... That's the expensive part.

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 08 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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