Tim will have to answer the technical aspects of this, but all I do is screw in the barrel, install the aluminum bracket on the muzzle and give it a sideways whack with the plastic mallet. It always clocks to the same spot. To remove the barrel I whack it counterclockwise.
I bought my first (and to date only) Nightforce scope about a year ago. It’s the fixed power Competition 42×44. I love that scope. It never lets me down. It set me back over $1700, and I’ll probably never buy another scope in that price class again.
I also own a 20x SWFA and a Vortex Viper 6-24×50. Both are great scopes, and for the app…[Read more]
I own 2 heavy bench rifles built by Tim. One is Bertha, built on a very rare commercial single shot M98 action originally purchased from Zmanwakeforest. The rifle was my main test bed throughout the XCB test project, although back then (mainly 2014) she wore a couple of fitted barrels.
Tim converted Bertha into a switch barrel rifle a couple of…[Read more]
In my testing of the 30 XCB bullet (mostly shot in heavy bench rifles using the 30×57 cartridge), I always weight sorted the bullets identically to what Larry is explaining. I would then ONLY load the “top of the curve” bullets for group testing, the rest would be foulers. When mixing inferior bullets for the purpose of testing, I would always get…[Read more]
A few months ago I read an article in one of the gun rags about the Remington 600, a rifle that was only built for a few years in the early 60s, and which had a few design flaws that kept it from becoming a lasting success: plastic “bottom metal” and a plastic vented barrel rib for starters. It also came with a “dogleg” bolt handle (think 100XP).…[Read more]
Had the pleasure of hunting deer in Montana this year; invited by a couple of friends I fish with in Alaska every summer. I had a non-resident combination tag (deer/elk), but warm weather kept the elk out of our way and far back in the mountains.
My rifle for this hunt was a Goodsteel-built Tikka T3 in 338 Win Mag, and it was Tim’s first attempt…[Read more]
Cooper Landing is a small town that sits along the Kenai river on the Sterling Highway. I’ll have to pass through it twice when I go to pick up Tim in Anchorage. It’s especially known as a world class trout fishing area.