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Competition / Puuloa F-Class 18NOV17
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:52:19 AM »
Aloha,

Is this event still a go?  :shaka:
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Competition / Aloha state games F-Class?
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:55:07 PM »
http://www.puuloa.com/events.html

June 21
Aloha State Games:
NRA Approved F-Class Mid Range Prone Tournament 450AGG


Did this event happen?  Just wondering because if not, I would love to attend if it rescheduled.  :shaka:
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Deals and Sales / .308 Lapua brass sale
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:41:33 AM »
http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/9537

Cheapest I've come across as of recently  :thumbsup:

Edit:  Apparently there is a promo going on also that has NO handling & insurance charge.  So basically free shipping from what I can tell on my order.
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General Discussion / Kokohead range 5-4-2014
« on: May 04, 2014, 08:00:12 AM »
Barely any wind, slightly overcast, and couple benches are still open.  I'm on bench 82  of your want to come talk story.  :shaka:
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General Discussion / Is HPD open tomorrow (Good Friday April 18)
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:21:16 PM »
Does anyone know?  Unfortunately I think I know the answer, but would love for someone to tell me I'm  wrong.  I think they are closed tomorrow because it is a State holiday... 

http://dhrd.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/State-Holidays-2013-2014-URL.pdf

I was planning on finally picking up my permit, and picking up my pistol to register it, but I just remembered my kid doesn't have school tomorrow because of the holiday  :'(

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Does anyone know if they will be again allowing F-Class shooters for this practice event?  Mahalo in advance for any info  :shaka:
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General Discussion / Range report 9FEB14
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:18:45 AM »
 It's 0618 and more than 3/4 of the benches are taken.   Ground is wet,  but it's not raining.   Not too windy.
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Deals and Sales / Nightforce Scopes Blowout
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:52:42 PM »
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General Discussion / Range report 26Jan14
« on: January 26, 2014, 05:52:34 AM »
It's 0551 and I estimate approx 3/4 or more of the benches are taken
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Reloading / Reloading: Lessons Learned
« on: January 10, 2014, 10:44:48 AM »
What mistakes have you made that you have leaned upon and established procedures or something to prevent it from happening again?  What tricks have you found along the way?

I use a turret press.
Here is my list:

1.  I was about to set primers when I remembered that I forgot to check headspace.  All 250-300 pieces of brass needed to be re-sized.
          I now have a printed procedure on my reloading bench, just so I don't forget that again

2.  I was goingt to start decapping my spent casings in my decapping die, but when I put the case through the press I got a stuck case.  I accidentilly lined up my FL sizing die.
          PAYING ATTENTION would have prevented this.  I now labled my dies (even though they don't even look the same...)

3.  I added walnut media and the casings into the tumbler and then added brass polish after.  After 2 - 2 1/2 hours I found a that majority of the primer pockets had a hard residue.
          I now add my brass polish to my media and let it run for 10-15 minutes and then add the brass after.     

4.  After I am done tumbling in walnut media, I use a media separator.  After the brass is covered in dust.
          I now add about 3-4 used drier sheets and they collect most of the dust     

5.  I had 50 cases filled with powder that I was about ready to start seating bullets into when I accidently pulled a cloth that the tray was on and spilled poweder.
            I now seat a bullet as soon as I add powder to prevent this from happening

One of the biggest things that I try NOT to do is become complacent.  I can recall a few times where I caught things that were not right further down the line of loading than I would have liked.  (found a few cases with different headstamps right before I was about to start setting primers).

So, what have you learned?
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Reloading / What's your favorite .308 bullet for long range?
« on: November 18, 2013, 10:19:32 AM »
Just wondering what others have used with success.  I currently settled on 175gr SMK for my bolt R700.  I plan on shooting at Pu'uloa with that load and have high hopes.  With that said, does accuracy at 100yrds translate to accuracy at longer distances majority of the time?  I understand that there are tons of variations that come into play, but I'm just asking a general question.  I think my next load development will be with 155gr Lapua Scenars.  So what's your guys experiences with different bullets?
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Off Topic / Fake faint during Obama speech?
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:55:53 AM »


I can kinda see it... or is my hat on too tight?
 :tinfoil:
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Deals and Sales / Primary Arms Sale (Ends 15OCT)
« on: October 10, 2013, 10:41:19 AM »
https://www.primaryarms.com/Sale-s/5169.htm

Just sign up for their newsletter and get 10% off certain items to include triggers, grips, ect.  :thumbsup:
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Deals and Sales / Vortex Viper PST 6024x50 deal saves $150
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:00:57 AM »
http://forum.snipershide.com/cameralandny/204729-camera-lands-deal-day-8-7-2013-a.html#post2635068

The guys at Cameraland are good to deal with and they have "deal of the day" events pretty often along with web give-aways.   :shaka:
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Reloading / Chrono recommendations
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:53:46 AM »
I am in the process of doing load development and was wondering what chonographs others are using.  I will be using it at the Kokohead range and I'm just trying to figure out if I need some type of stand.  Awhile ago I seen someone with a chrono set-up, and from what I recall it was on a stand and he positioned it infront of the bench.  I'm pretty sure I need a similar set up, but any input would be appreciated.

edit:  I have looked at the post Heavies has made, and although it does sound like a great chrono I was looking for a chrono in the $200 range first.
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General Discussion / Shooting 200 yards at Kokohead
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
I've seen people put up targets at 200 yard before, so my question is where are the holes to put the rifle frame in?  What bench/benches do you need to be sitting on to target shoot at 200 yards?
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Deals and Sales / Primary Arms Father's Day Sale
« on: June 07, 2013, 11:26:50 AM »
Coupon Code:  PAFATHERSDAY

10% off Optics over $749, Triggers, Stocks, Grips, and ear/eye protection

http://www.primaryarms.com/default.asp   :thumbsup:
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