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About Westy306

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    Leamington Spa Warwickshire UK
  1. One trick is to cock the hammer so it’s not touching the knock open valve in the gun. Although I thought the hammer in the newer FX guns was free floating when not cocked.
  2. I’m currently developing a long range target round for my 223. Sierra 69 grain TMK. Playing with GRT software for internal ballistics, using the optimal barrel time concept to trim how much Vit N133 powder to use, to find the fastest node. I’ve now calibrated the software with Chrono results and fired brass volumes. If the results are good I’ll redevelop my 0.5 MOA 55 grain Vmax hunting load, which was developed by ladder testing. It’s yet another toy to play with
  3. For guides on using FreeCAD, CURA and 3D printers have a look on YouTube. Tons of tutorials on there. The best part, it the software is free, so try before you buy. Cost wise, to repeat this build it would probably be £70-80 plus the cost of the 3D filament (under £20 per reel). CURA tells you how much filament each part uses. If I did it again, this be the camera I use:Foxeer Cat3 The 3D printer has been good purchase. I’ve printed all sorts of things for shooting and my other hobbies; things like back to back Piccatiny rails to make a torch mount out of two scope rings, a
  4. I use FreeCAD (free) or Fusion360 (costs £54/month) to do the 3D modelling, then Ultimaker CURA (free) to do the slicing and produce the gcode the 3D printer needs. It’s simple when you know how, but not that difficult to learn.
  5. Titan MPT .22. This is my forever rifle.
  6. Link to DIY NV build: https://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/topic/401036-3d-printed-self-contained-in-line-add-on/
  7. As requested by a couple of members in my introduction post, here’s a few details of my DIY in-line add-on night vision project. Over the last year, this has been a highly effective rig. This is actually my second attempt at building an in-line add-on. The first was lashed together with bits of plastic pipe and silicone coolant hose, before I got the 3D printer; but it worked. I’ve call it the QuickSite, as I needed NV within a few days and designed it around what I had in my parts box. The design brief was an in-line rear add-on with internal power and integral DSA. The ca
  8. I have a MTC Rapier OLED range finder. I use it with digital night vision and I can see the laser dot from the range finder. I simply move the dot to my target using my add-on and then look at the illuminated display on the range finder. I might try to mount the LRF next to my scope. LRFs usually use >900nm wavelength lasers, which means tubed Gen1 NV won’t see it. Not sure about the later generations tubes.
  9. If you have access to the Night Vision forum, here’s the build thread: www.nightvisionforumuk.com - Login WWW.NIGHTVISIONFORUMUK.COM A 3D printer is very useful.
  10. Hi from Warks, I’ve been hunting with air rifles for years, but recently progressed to powder burners. I’ve been developing my .223 hunting reloads by applying barrel tuning techniques to get the best from my rifle. Interested in all ballistics; internal, external and terminal. I’m an electric vehicle engineer by trade. Made my own night vision and ballistic computer from scratch. Looking forward taking part in the forum.
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