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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 53 April 2011

Blog April 10, 2011

Welcome to the Fifty Third Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.


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Thoughts For the Week.
People Control

First I must apologise for the typing error in the last edition, “Scrapped Long Arms Registration, as has already occurred in Canada and NSW”, Should have read ” Canada and New Zealand“. Still with two members of the Shooters and Fishers Party installed in the NSW upper house having a part of the balance of power against the Labour and Greens a deal should be cut to remove ‘Long Arm Registration’ chains from around our necks. It is always possible. Apathetic bondage should never be tolerated.
On March 21st 2011 the Inspector in Charge, Weapons Licencing for Queensland, informed the meeting of the Queensland Firearm Dealers Association, that his department had caught up with all the back log of Permits to Acquire and they were processing them as they come in. When challenged by the floor about this he admitted that there may be a few lost in the system and that shooters who had been waiting since November should contact them and re-apply. Of course we know that this is incorrect as licenced shooters who have been waiting for months for their Permits to Acquire are phoning up and being told by the Inspectors ‘staff’ that they are still trying to catch up with December, “So just keep waiting”.
On the same day our local MP. David Gibson received answers from the Police Minister on this same issue. Part of the answers was a direct lie, as he stated,
“The Queensland Police Service advised various industry groups including dealers and gun clubs the Weapons Licensing Branch would be experiencing delays to service as a result of the implementation of the new Weapons Licensing Management System.” That never happened.
The Police Minister accepts:- Weapons Regulations
Section 56 Waiting period for decision on application for permit to acquire
(3) However, if—
(a) the applicant already holds a firearm under a licence; or
(b) an authorised officer is satisfied there are exceptional circumstances; the period is the remainder of the day on which the applicant lodges the application for the permit.
Then relies on
The Weapons Act Section 42 Authorised officer decides application
(1) An authorised officer must decide an application for a permit to acquire a weapon as soon as practicable after the end of any period that may be prescribed for this section under a regulation.

He  imposes that “as soon as practicable” really means, “in definitely” the Permit to Acquire is only current for three months and we have had customers waiting for six months. Is Six months “as soon as practicable“? They make us pay dearly for a system that won’t work, that imposes a sentence on the innocent, and serves no useful function. They make us pay dearly for the chains that they bind us with.
A Change for the Better or a Change of Tyrants
With the not surprising victory of the Libs in NSW, and the change of leadership in Queensland, the Lib Nats in Queensland can smell the ministerial leather on the government benches. They know that Captain Bligh is sinking under a ‘no win’ economic mess. A political change is in the wind. Some shooting organisations have been having meetings with the Shadow Minister of Police. The ‘heir apparent’, of the State Police, so reminiscent of the Gestapo and KGB is making promises and seeking allegiances. It seems that when in power the Lib Nats will not make it any worse for the Firearms Owners of Queensland. I could give a list of broken promises, from political parties that span the 36 years, I have been opposing useless firearm legislation, but that would be negative. I could give a list of the deals done by shooters organisations with political parties, but again that would, at present not be productive. I could give a list of reasons why the all this legislation was imposed on us, none of which is public safety, or a list of reasons of why political party with the largest membership in any state was reduced to 20 % within a few years of the introduction of these Gun laws. This issue split the National Party asunder and they have been in the political wilderness for fourteen years. They lost their foundation, the people who had worked for an ideal were disillusioned, they walked away in droves.
It did not matter that many of those pensioners who handed out how to vote cards on polling days were not firearm owners, it was the loss of the symbol of difference. Why work, or financially contribute to an organization that was no different to the Labour Party or the Greens, that had no difference of ideals? The National Party instead of protecting the individual had changed into a party bent on following the Socialist principles of the big Policemen, the bureaucratic nightmare that infects all of our lives from local government, health, taxation, swimming pool legislation, dog legislation, firearm legislation. All burdens on the backs of the people. All to save no lives, solve no crimes, just to fill data banks with your information over and over again, creating government jobs.
Now, we need some one to show some inspirational leadership, some force that will reverse these impositions. Not just say they ‘won’t make it any worse’. Who is going to accept that. Who is going to put themselves out for that. Last year we had the Police wanting to impose hundreds of pages of further restrictions, increasing their numbers and ‘jobs for the boys’, so they have more responsibility and a greater pay scale. Only by the work of 1200 submissions did we escape that. No one did it for us, no other political party went to bat for us and promised that they would turn it around. No public statements in our support. With the Permit to Acquire problem, yes we have had a little support from a few MPs like David Gibson and the Independents. I believe it is the time to “Keep the Powder Dry”, but be ready to remind those standing for election that the ‘Registration of Long Arms’ has to go. That has to be the first of many impositions that has to be walked back before any assistance is given. Thirty dollars and an indefinite waiting time is treating us like the peons of USSR.
Our Benevolent Dictatorship.

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Do we have to have a revolution for freedom? Do we have to break down the Berlin Wall? At least they can own firearms now. Think about it, do those people protesting in the streets of the Middle East have more freedoms than you? Do they have to wait 12 months for a building permit? Do they have to wait six months and pay for the right to work? Can they cut a tree down in their back garden? Do they have to wait a year for a licence for an Air pistol? We may get more food but we get less freedom.
“Is your life worth protecting?
If so, whose responsibility is it to protect it? …
How can you rightfully ask another human being to risk his life to protect yours,
when you will assume no responsibility yourself?”
Jeffrey R. Snyder


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Letter From America.

From: NewsMax.com Feb 18,2001 ” Firearms in America: The Facts”.

Martin L. Fackler, MD

I must confess to being a member of a very dangerous group. I am a physician: We cause more than 100,000 deaths per year in the USA by mistakes and various degrees of carelessness in treating our patients. Why does society tolerate us?
Because we save far more patients than we kill. Firearms are entirely analogous. Although used in far fewer deaths* – they are used to prevent about 75 crimes for each death. Firearms, like physicians, prevent far more deaths than they cause. (Gary Kleck, “Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America,” Hawthorne, N.Y., Aldine de Gruyter Publisher, 1991)
Consider the implications of the fact that firearms save many more lives than they take. That means decreasing the number of firearms would actually cause an increase in violent crime and deaths from firearms.
This inverse relationship between the number of firearms in the hands of the public and the amount of violent crime has, in fact, been proven beyond any reasonable doubt. (John R. Lott Jr., “More Guns Less Crime,” University of Chicago Press, 1998)
History supports the inverse firearm-crime relationship. In “Firearms Control -A Study of Armed Crime and Firearms Control” in England and Wales (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972, p. 243), Chief Inspector Colin Greenwood found that:
No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort. . Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this class of weapons in crime than ever before.
In Tasmania, Australia, on 28 April 1996, a lone gunman killed 35 and wounded 21 at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Australian legislature reacted by outlawing self-loading rifles and pump as well as self-loading shotguns. One year after the massive confiscation of guns the effects of this action became clear. Every category of violent crime had increased; the most striking was a 300 percent increase in assaults against the elderly.
Those demented persons who have expressed their frustration by a shooting spree have apparently retained enough good sense to choose places where those shot would almost certainly be unarmed: a schoolyard in Stockton, Calif., the Columbine High School, a Jewish day care center in Los Angeles, a Long Island Rail Road car (due to the highly restrictive ban on handgun carry permits in New York).
The emotional reaction to these incidents, attempting to make certain places “gun free” zones, for example, revealed a striking lack of rational thought. Apparently those pushing for “gun free” zones failed to recognize that the perpetrators of these incidents chose their sites specifically because they were already essentially “gun free” areas – practically guaranteeing no armed resistance to foil their plans.
Such gun-restrictive proposals are a certain recipe for making the situation worse. Lott’s studies have shown that such mass shootings essentially disappear in states that pass laws allowing qualified citizens to carry concealed handguns (The American Enterprise, July- August, 1998).
Consider the steadily decreasing rate of violent crime over the past eight years. An article in USA Today (K Johnson, 9 Oct 00, 3A) reported “Gun injuries in crimes fall 40% in 5 years.” This stark decline has occurred concomitantly with a constant rise in the number of firearms in the hands of the American public.
This strongly supports the “more guns less crime” relationship verified by Kleck, Lott, history, and common sense. This steady decrease has brought the current percentage of gun violence in the USA to its lowest rate in the past three to four decades. One would expect the anti-gun groups to be pleased and to moderate their goals.
Instead, apparently rankled by the facts proving their theories dead wrong, they are promoting increasingly prohibitive gun laws with ever-increasing zeal. Could it be that the media attention bestowed upon their cause has become addictive? Certainly, legislators have found the free TV time given to their anti-gun tirades something they cannot live without.
I suggest that a reason for the decreasing crime rate, caused in part by the increasing number of guns, lies, perversely and ironically, in the counter productive exaggerations and incessant repetitions, by the TV media, of each and every bloody shooting they can find.
This has frightened and misled the public into believing the threat from guns is ever increasing, rather than decreasing sharply, and has whetted their appetites for firearms to defend themselves. Thus the public has bought more firearms -which has further decreased the violence from firearms.
There is a perception among gun owners that they are being treated irrationally as legislators pander to the misinformed majority who are being swayed by emotional appeals that fly in the face of the studies cited above, history, and basic common sense. They feel that legislators should be obliged to soberly consider the facts and not have their votes dictated by blind, unthinking, and most often counter productive, emotion.
Consider firearm registration: being increasingly promoted by nearly all anti-gun groups – and politicians. These promoters neglect to explain why or how they expect firearm registration to prevent future violence; especially since, historically, such restrictive laws have always proven ineffective or counter productive – most often causing a marked increase in violent crime, as shown in the examples given above. We already know how honest, formerly law-abiding, citizens will react to irrational laws requiring them to register their firearms.
California has taught us. After Purdy’s shooting spree on the Stockton schoolyard in 1989, the Californian legislature passed a law requiring the registration of all “assault rifles.” In the emotional frenzy following that shooting incident, everybody expected legislators to pass such a restrictive law.
What happened? The price of “assault rifles” tripled in California. Many tens of thousands of these rifles poured into California before the law went into effect. Then came the time for registration. Very few “assault rifle” owners chose to obey the law.
It is uncertain how many criminals were created by this irrational law, but most estimate that fewer than 10 percent of the “assault rifles” in California were registered. If an estimated several hundred thousand “assault rifle” owners in California chose to become criminals rather than obey an irrational law, how many gun owners nationwide can we expect to do the same if required to register their guns?
Most of the facts explained above are unknown to the majority of the American public. The pro-gun political activists spend so much time harping on the Second Amendment that they tend to overlook the factual proof that decreasing the number of guns increases violence, and vice-versa.
Additionally, I believe that most Americans consider their right to protect themselves and their families a far more fundamental right than the Second Amendment.
Many honest gun owners are now frightened. They have every reason to be. Few of the facts outlined above have been revealed by a media that, instead, gives full play to the emotionally based appeals and flagrant exaggerations of the anti-gun groups.
These gun owners fear that they will be forced into a difficult moral decision: Do they obey a law requiring them to register their firearms, when they are fully aware of the irrationality and counterproductive nature of such a law? Or are they morally obligated to disobey such an unjust law -and thus become a criminal? Our forefathers faced a similar moral dilemma. Had most of them chosen to obey, we would still be a colony of England.
We must separate, dispassionately, the clearly established facts about firearms in the USA from emotionally based opinions, exaggerations, and falsehoods. No rational approach to any problem is possible until this is done.
I worry that irrational restrictive measures, such as mandated gun registration, will result in a massive backlash of civil disobedience – not by drug-dazed teenagers, but by sober, honest, and mature adults who are well-armed and proficient in the use of their weapons. That could tear this country apart.
*Footnote. When anti-gun activists list the number of deaths per year from firearms, they neglect to mention that 60 percent of the 30,000 figure they often use are suicides. They also fail to mention that at least three-quarters of the 12,000 homicides are criminals killing other criminals in disputes over illicit drugs, or police shooting criminals engaged in felonies. Subtracting those, we are left with no more than 3,000 deaths that I think most would consider truly lamentable.
Dr. Martin Fackler is America’s most foremost forensic expert on ballistic injuries.


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For generations, Mossberg has built reliable, quality firearms at an unparalleled value. This American-made bolt action rifle is the first they have introduced in over 20 years. Blink and it’s a Savage or a Stevens and very similar to the Marlin. Just better priced.

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The Range Officer Handbook
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s already purchased by members of all Shooting Organisations.Some have even bought two copies one for home and one to take to the club. See Book Reviews by Nick Harvey in Sporting Shooters and Guns Australia in our new Gun Book Category.

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It’s a week since I received a copy of “Range Officers Hand Book” and since that time I am nearly at the half way mark. I’m amazed at the at the number of subjects you have covered making it one of the most informative books to be added to my collection. It must have taken you a considerable amount of time and experience to publish the book with information not available in other popular Gunsmith manuals. I would recommend the book to “Range Officers” and anyone interested in the sport of target shooting and hunting.
Gene M Cornford P.O.Box 288, Kaeo    0448 N.Z. Firearms Gunsmith, Dip M.G.S +Member of American Gunsmithing Assoc.

The Range Officers Handbook is an encyclopedia or omnibus of firearms and ammunition and the use of them, it has:-
•  90   pages of Information for Range Officers,
•  239 pages on Coaching to Win,
•  110 pages on Air Rifle History &Training,
•  33   pages on hitting Clay Targets,
•  34   pages on Reloading Ammunition,
•    6   page of Contents,
•  18   pages of Index,
•  38   pages of Old into New, ( Chronological History of Firearms)
•  23   pages of Glossary of Terminology on Firearms and Optics
•  Over 1000 drawings and photographs.
•  Over 530 pages in a A4 stitched colour hardback.,
Some, hopefully will read it cover to cover, others will pick a heading out of the Contents pages and read a chapter or two, but no matter how much you know about shooting, reference material is always needed, as even people who rate as genius cannot retain everything. The real ability is being able to find out quickly and easily. You can check that you have the correct terminology, in the Glossary, check the Index and go straight to the right page. This book can be used as an information tool for a lifetime of shooting.

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Armed Under & Over 12 gauge $775.


Armed 12 g Under & Over shotgun, single trigger, ejectors, five interchangable choke tubes the best value in a, new over and under on the market today. Truely a Turkish gun made with from Italian designs, a Turkish Delight with Italian good taste.
$775.  Silver Reciver $799.

Mossberg Model 464 Leaver Action 30–30, $595.

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Ask the average man on the street to describe a “deer rifle” and chances are it’ll be a lever action .30-30, the kind immortalized in countless novels and western movies for more than half a century. Ammunition, ballistics improvements and the ability to mount a telescopic rifle sight, have helped drive a newfound respect towards an old friend, and given the fact that traditional lever action rifles continue to serve a well recognized niche within the hunting community, Mossberg felt strongly enough to enter and redefine a time-tested category. With a new design centered around improved accuracy, safety and value, the 464 Lever Action Rifle maintains the classic lines of a deer hunter’s best friend. The American made 464 Lever Action Rifle, with its hardwood stock and blued receiver and barrel transcend you to days-gone-by. The balance point is precisely at the juncture of the forend and receiver. The combination of weight, balance, and a smooth yet robust action makes the 464 Lever Action Rifle tremendously fast handling, maneuverable and astoundingly accurate – qualities a traditional lever action and Mossberg are known for. $595.


Thompson TC Venture, Guaranteed 1 minute of ange, Bolt Action Rifles.


Thompson/Center introduces the New T/C Venture, the most value-packed bolt action rifle available on the market today. Designed to deliver top end quality and accuracy at an entry level price, the Thompson/Center Venture offers a  5 R  rifled match grade barrel and match grade crown, adjustable precision trigger and a classic style composite stock that puts it in a class all its own. A rugged, reliable tool for the outdoorsman, the T/C Venture features T/C’s renowned innovation, craftsmanship and cutting edge barrel technology. Guaranteed to deliver Minute of angle accuracy… 1 inch groups at 100 yards.
T/C Venture features a classic sporter style stock in rugged composite material with traction grip panels, the T/C Venture has a sophisticated appearance with the durability and accuracy to back it up. Thompson/Center’s Venture… made in the USA and backed by the famous Thompson/Center Lifetime Warranty… It delivers the finest in accuracy, reliability and quality craftsmanship in an attractive, affordable package. .270 win up to 300 win mag,

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Remington Genesis 1000 fps.
Idea for Dad and Son, An Adult Air Rifle. Practice Target Shooting in the Garage.


(Air Rifle Scopes have to be EXTRA shock resistant for High powered Air Rifles) . These single shot spring air rifle feature ultra Hi ergonomics in its soft, synthetic pistol style grip and sculptured cheek piece, 28 pounds of cocking force gets up to 1000 fps. Other features include aTwo stage Adjustable trigger, Ventilated rubber recoil pad, Precision rifled steel barrel, Crossblock trigger blocking mechanism, Ambidextrous safety, made in the USA.
$400. With 3–9×40 Variable Centrepoint Air Rifle Scope and Mounts. $300 without. plus frieght

The Norinco JW 105. in .223 Remington.


The Norinco JW 105. in .223 Remington.
This is the (Jain Way) JW Model 105, Sometimes called Norinco. These rifles are made in the same factory that manufactures the now famous JW 15 .22 rifle (the Brno Mod One Copy) if you have had a JW15 or know of anyone who had one, you will know that they shoot sometimes better than the rifle they imitiated. These JW105 s are in .223 Remington calibre and have a five shot detachable magazine. They also come with Weaver style mount bases and Quick Detachable studs for QD sling swivels  If you look carefully at the close up photograph you will notice a shiny silver colour, at the breech face,the camera has picked up the chrome plating from inside the chamber. The Chinese are the only non-military manufactures that can afford the chrome process of plating the Barrels and Chambers. They have also chromed the forward section of the Bolt. Chrome plating gives the best protection against erosion and corrosion than anything else besides regualr cleaning. The JW 105 is a copy of the Geveram and Krico that was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, they were very good quality but I believe that Gevarm had to stop making them as the were too expensive to produce.
These are the best value .223 remington centre-fire, repeating rifle on the market.

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Accurate Firearm Design
Self loading Breech Actions

During World War Two as the major powers began fielding reliable gas-operated semi-autos like the American  Garand, the USSR Tokarev SVT 38/40 and German Gewehr 41/43, Sweden a semi -neutral country that had huge borders with both warring powers, USSR and Germany, the Swedish military realized their fine Mausers were nice, but quickly becoming obsolete. Their response was the AG-42, widely referred to as the “Ljungman.”
The AG-42 was designed by Erik Eklund, an engineer working at the C.J. Ljungman Pump Company in Malmo, Sweden. It was officially adopted as the “Halvautomatisket Gevaer 42” in caliber 6.5×55 by the Swedish army in 1942 and remained in service until Sweden adopted and manufactured under license the HK G3A3 rifle (AK4) in the mid-1960s.
The AG-42B is a large rifle, nearly four feet long and weighing unloaded, 10.4 pounds. It shares the long, rifle profile has similar looks to the Soviet SVT 38/40 or German Gewehr 41. Due to the weight and its integral muzzle brake, the AG-42B is distinctive by its lack of recoil firing the powerful 6.5×55 cartridge.
Eklund was a very gifted designer. He designed the 10-shot, gas-operated, semi-automatic AG-42 and saw it officially adopted and placed into production within a period of 12 months. Rejecting the then common gas operated design using a piston and operating rod, Eklund adopted a direct impingement gas system the most simple, trouble free, gas system ever devised and seen today on millions of AR-15s and M16s.
The gas is tapped off through a port 9 1/2inches from the muzzle, directed down a gas tube on top of the barrel, and fed directly into a blind hole in the bolt carrier. The resulting blow to the bolt carrier forces the carrier to the rear, unlocks the AG-42’s tilting bolt, extracting the case. As the bolt carrier and bolt continue rearward, the case is ejected, the hammer cocked and the mainspring compressed. The mainspring then forces the bolt carrier and bolt back into battery, stripping off and chambering a fresh round in the process. This did away with the gas pistons. The Swedish AG-42B and its descendants, the Egyptian Hakim and the Rasheed, constitute a fascinating family of uniquely designs firearms that led to the AR-15/M16 and the AR-10 family of rifles. These gas powered operating system were patented by Eugene Stoner in the 1950s. Not a lot of credit was given to Erik Eklund and the Ljungman as is often the case in firearm invention. The AR 15, AR 10, M16 the same way gas operating system works by passing high pressure propellant gasses tapped from the barrel down a tube and into the carrier group within the upper receiver. The gas expands within a donut shaped gas cylinder within the carrier. The carrier is driven to the rear by the expanding gasses and thus converts the energy of the gas to movement of the rifle’s parts. The only major difference between the Ljungman and the Stoner system is that the Stoner bolt rotates to unlock instead of tilts to unlock.
Advantages and Disadvantages:
The Ljungman /Stoner system allows a very symmetric design that allows straight line movement of the operating components. This allows recoil forces to drive straight to the rear. Instead of connecting or other mechanical parts driving the system, high pressure gas performs this function, reducing the weight of moving parts.
In Piston systems, the path of the operating force is mechanically shifted around the action, resulting in a considerable mass of moving parts moving outside
the centerline of the firearm.
There is a common belief that the piston operated systems are less accurate than the Stoner system because the operating parts start moving while the bullet is still in the bore. This is not true, US. Army Ordnance tests conducted in the 1960s revealed that the bullet is 25 feet out of the bore of the M1 and 15 feet out of the bore of the M14 before any operating part begins to move. It is more likely that the imbalances of the piston, operating rod, cylinder, and other parts hanging on the barrel produce disruptive vibrations as the bullet exits the bore.
Although movement of the operating parts while the bullet is in the bore isn’t apparently a culprit in reducing the accuracy of Piston systems, the inherent accuracy of the Stoner system has been consistently confirmed in competitive shooting. In all competitive events that allow use of any mechanism the shooter wishes, the Stoner system is prevailing. Few competitive shooters use the Garand or Kalashnikov systems, and even fewer  FAL system. In American Service Rifle and NRA competition, the piston operated rifles are considered a disadvantage.
There is a debate about which system remains cleanest. The Stoner /Ljungman system tends to leave propellant residue in the receivers, while the Piston systems keep the residue outside the action in the cylinder. Piston driven systems, however, tend to allow more external dirt into the action because of the openings required for various connecting members (operating rod, bolt lugs, etc).
Next Edition :More information on Self Loading Breech Actions.


Tasco 6 X40 Varibale  World Class Riflescope $117.

Tasco has been a leading name in the optical industry for eons, Tasco’s World Class Scope has been an industry standard since the 1980s it is the scope that many others are judged against and found lacking. The World Class due to its World Class forever Guarantee is rarely used we have sold thousands of them and I have been dealing with Tasco since 1975. The vision is quality, the adjustments are precision and the cross hairs are the right sized for target or hunting.  They were selling there for $190. Now Only $117.00
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Chrony Chronogrphs measure the velocity of your ammunition.

Chrony1TINYYou have now should all have the free Ballistic Calculator if you haven’t got it already there is a link further up this page. Without a Chornograph to give you a known velocity, shooting is all just guess work. There are only two known facts available to a shooter, the hole it makes in the target and its speed. (Pressure guns are not available to us mere mortals) You cannot test, your rifle and ammunition by how much noise it makes or how hard it kick’s you. Get a chronograph, they have never been any cheaper for this quality and if you don’t do it now they will be dearer when you want one next. Then you will be kicking yourself harder than a .600 Nitro Express. They fold up really compact to take to the range, open them up shoot throught the wires and the light meters will give you a print out on the little screen. They fit onto nearly every camera tripod.  One of our customers fired through the  clear screen, brought it back for warrentry, as it didn’t work. Please do not do this, as they are not supposed to be bullet proof.
$198. plus post.

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John Nosler, (not ‘Nosier’, must be that my spell checker believes that Nosler is an incorrect spelling for a pointed nosy bullet) also produced another controlled expansion bullet design called “Zipedo.” It is a further invention of many earlier attempts to make a solid base bullet. “Solid” in this context meaning a jacket base of unusually thick section tapering abruptly to a standard-thickness jacket wall. In addition to the very thick base, the Zipedo is of only bore diameter over the solid portion of the jacket. This portion has rings rolled into it which raise fins to nominal groove diameter. Consequently, barrel friction and engraving pressure is substantially reduced. Then, the rear portion of the ogive (nose cone)  and the very front portion of the bearing surface is of conventional diameter, i.e., barrel groove diameter. Again, the very thick and heavy base of the jacket resists deformation under high-velocity impact and insures that a substantial portion of the bullet will remain to penetrate deeply, even though the forward portion be completely destroyed.
Many developments have occurred since WW II, which are intended to increase the versatility of hunting bullets. One often talked about involves bonding the lead core to the jacket material. Where in conventional bullets core and jacket are simply held together by shape and close contact generated by high swaging pressure, true “bonded-core” design involves actual soldering of the core to the jacket. The obvious advantage to this is at terminal ballistics, as expansion begins, the jacket clings very tightly to the core and resists core deformation. Where bonding is not present, the jacket splits or tears as expansion begins and thus no longe’r offers any great amount of support to the core. It is not uncommon for core and jacket to become separated under high velocity impact, whereas bonding prevents this occurrence.
Where as the Americans who have the largest market in the world for sporting or hunting bullets see the future for game bullets combining core-bonding, or Nosler Partition or Zipedo jackets, or solid copper projectiles, in Australia where we have very few thick skinned game animals except for Samba deer and Buffalo the conventional open-cup bullet design will certainly be with us a good long time yet. In Australia there will always be a great need for bullets with a softer jacket material and pure lead core such as in the Taipan bullets, due to our thin skinned bipod game animals which do not have to penetrate a few feet of meat.
In spite of being nearly a century old, it is probably the most economical and practical solution to the hunting bullet problem we are likely to encounter for some time. It has the particular advantage that by careful balancing of jacket thickness and strength, core hardness, and core exposure at the nose, it can be adapted to almost any velocity range and/or shooting need. Its performance covers the range of bullets that produce explosive expansion at handgun velocities as low as 1000 fps, up to bullets that will produce deep penetration into heavy game at velocities approaching 4000 fps and they still work. In my opinion, that’s good enough.
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Lee  Breech Lock Challenger Reloading Kit


Includes Sold Cast ‘O’ Frame Press, Scales, Powder Measure, Case Trimmers, Case Lube, Auto Primer and Powder Funnel. All you need is Dies and shell holders for your calibres.
The Breech Lock Challenger Kit, A Reloading Kit Gift at $199.
An Extra benefit it includes a Lee Auto Primer all for $199. plus frieght.

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Sling Shots as seen in use on the Streets of Bankok. If you cannot get a firearm seems as though these are the next best thing to take on the M16 opposition. Even though they lost the battle for the streets they won points for bravery. These have an internal magazine for quick loading, Extra effective using round lead musket balls for ammo.


U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
Pistol Marksmanship Training Guide

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