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    My friend Gary Ocock holds several current...

    My friend Gary Ocock holds several current records (short range group) both NBRSA and IBS. He throws all of his charges, including when he is shooting 133.
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    http://felsocomposites.com/

    http://felsocomposites.com/
  3. Years ago, they built me just the reinforced bag...

    Years ago, they built me just the reinforced bag that I asked for. Mine has an arched profile running from front to back. I shot it for a while, and decided that for my rifle, that a softer bag shot...
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    IMO this is someone trying to convince the viewer...

    IMO this is someone trying to convince the viewer that a problem exists order to sell the "solution".

    Related story: Years ago I had occasion to get to know John Illum, who manufactured Rampro...
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    If the base is not integral, you can either pin...

    If the base is not integral, you can either pin it to the action, or glue it, or both. Having disposed of that movement, rings can be pinned to bases. Back when Stiller's Viper was new, the rings he...
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    Did you measure the cocked weight, as assembled...

    Did you measure the cocked weight, as assembled on your firing pin? I did not get any calculations from Tubb with mine. Could you scan and post them?
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    I checked the cocked weight on my Viper, and it...

    I checked the cocked weight on my Viper, and it was about 25# with a good solid whack when dry fired. As far as I can tell there is absolutely no lack of energy.
    The ends don't have to slide on...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNcqOIee_pE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNcqOIee_pE
  9. To increase fall, move the trigger back.

    To increase fall, move the trigger back.
  10. If the arrangement is like a Remington, with the...

    If the arrangement is like a Remington, with the action cocked, use the bottom of the calipers like a depth mic. to measure how far out of the shroud the back of the cocking piece is, and then after...
  11. A couple of decades back, when I was lucky enough...

    A couple of decades back, when I was lucky enough to have a long and informative phone conversation with George Kelbly, we discussed pillar bedding, and he told me that way back when it was first...
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    I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing, and will...

    I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing, and will really miss our visits. From time to time he would call, or I would, and catch up on what we had been up to. He was a really fine fellow, and I am sure...
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    When a cartridge is fired, do you think that the...

    When a cartridge is fired, do you think that the firing pin reaches its full extension from the bolt face? Perhaps the issue is how far back the shape extends before it reaches the maximum diameter....
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    I have an old VXIII 4.5x14 40mm AO 1" tube that...

    I have an old VXIII 4.5x14 40mm AO 1" tube that sits on my .222. It does not have target turrets and has a fine duplex reticle. I like it a lot. I know that it is not in style, but for the distances...
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    The The NBRSA and for that matter the IBS rules...

    The The NBRSA and for that matter the IBS rules regarding stock design are both different for long and short range. For the bag gun classes in short range the contact must be across the entire bottom...
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    Yes it is.

    Yes it is.
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    Al, About a decade ago, a friend made me a...

    Al,
    About a decade ago, a friend made me a couple of copies of the Dwight Scott prototype tuners, and I have played with one of them on a PPC barrel. Recently I have gone over some of those notes. I...
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    Al, All of the short range guys that I know...

    Al,
    All of the short range guys that I know seat their primers by feel, NOT by depth. All in all, looking at the record books, I would say that their method works pretty well. I never want the...
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    I am not aware of any rule regarding the slope of...

    I am not aware of any rule regarding the slope of a forend. My 6PPC has a slope in that area.
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    I don't know if you have any weight to spare, but...

    I don't know if you have any weight to spare, but if you do, you might consider adding it to the butt. You could have a balance issue. Years back, a friend was trying to shoot a custom varmint rifle...
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    Rereading this thread, I see a lot of opinions...

    Rereading this thread, I see a lot of opinions and damn little experience. I have watched my friend cast laps and measure them several times, I have also seen the results of mismatched bullet and...
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    Does it look just like LT 32?

    Does it look just like LT 32?
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    I believe that the current 2015 is made in...

    I believe that the current 2015 is made in Canada, in the same plant that makes the LT powders, and has been used as a way to market lots of LT 32 that do not meet its narrow burn rate specification...
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    This is what I did. Taking James' direction as to...

    This is what I did. Taking James' direction as to where he had posted the picture, I opened it, copied it, and pasted it onto my computer's desktop, then I started a post and scrolled down to manage...
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    Here is James' picture.

    Here is James' picture.
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