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by Klem
Wed May 21, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Hey From New Zealand introduction, & 300BLK build request.
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Hey From New Zealand introduction, & 300BLK build reques

Nope, but a regular visitor from across the Tasman.
by Klem
Wed May 21, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: How do you calibrate a chronograph ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1228

Re: How do you calibrate a chronograph ?

Agree...I notice my Chrony readings start to go weird as the battery fades. Sort of related is this new gadget supposedly coming out this year. It advertises a 0.1% error reading which beats the 5% standard hands down. Looks like you can set it up beside you and get a reading for every shot you fire...
by Klem
Wed May 21, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Hey From New Zealand introduction, & 300BLK build request.
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Hey From New Zealand introduction, & 300BLK build reques

Nice one! Sounds like it's all sorted. You reload? Because if you don't then getting 300BLK ammo at cheapish prices will be a headache. Plus you get to tune the ammo for your system. Give us a hoi of you want some loads using ADI powders, which you won't find on this website. Hogdens rebrands ADI un...
by Klem
Tue May 20, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: FNG hunting build question.
Replies: 12
Views: 833

Re: FNG hunting build question.

Don't think I have the experience of gds but can add a little here. I am stuck with needing bullets of at least 210gr because of a 16" barrel, carbine-length gas. Nothing lighter that is subsonic will cycle reliably. I have tested the following; 210 Hybrid (no tumbling) 220RN Hornady and Sierra Pro ...
by Klem
Tue May 20, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Hey From New Zealand introduction, & 300BLK build request.
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Hey From New Zealand introduction, & 300BLK build reques

While getting parts into NZ might not be a problem getting them out of the States attracts State Department ITAR scrutiny. Many manufacturers refuse to deal internationally for all sorts of reasons that can be summed in the 'too-hard' basket and fear of being pinged for contravening ITAR. That said,...
by Klem
Tue May 20, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: How do you calibrate a chronograph ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1228

Re: How do you calibrate a chronograph ?

Chronographs are factory calibrated with usually a 5% stated error rate, but you can check it against another.

Put them one in front of the other and shoot over both. Compare the two readings.
by Klem
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: Nightvision help
Replies: 25
Views: 1867

Re: Nightvision help

Cheers...do you have a shop/website?
by Klem
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: Nightvision help
Replies: 25
Views: 1867

Re: Nightvision help

Thanks, interesting.

What do you use as an illuminator (other than the IR LED in the device)? I was thinking of getting the Laser Designs SPIR because of its focusable ability and high power (600mW).

Shooting with just the PVS14 is often difficult on a dark night or when game is under tree canopy
by Klem
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: Nightvision help
Replies: 25
Views: 1867

Re: Nightvision help

Where do you purchase these $1K tubes? Is it difficult to upgrade a PVS14 housing with an older non auto-gated tube? I have an older PVS14 with manual gain and have wondered how much of an improvement a newer auto-gate would be. I have heard thin-film auto-gate tubes don't last as long as the earlie...
by Klem
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: Nightvision help
Replies: 25
Views: 1867

Re: Nightvision help

Seventyfivefj40 wrote:Factory PVS 14 prices are falling.....
How so?

Just checked TNVC and Optics Planet. They are the same price they've been for the last ten years.