Author Archives: JeffinNZ

About JeffinNZ

Dedicated cast bullet shooter, runner, fisherman and father for two beautiful girls.

ENERGY IS ONLY PART OF THE STORY

Many years ago I had a .22RF Martini action rifle converted to centrefire and rebarreled to .32-20 (more on this to come in another post).  In short, the reason for the build was to create a small game rifle shooting … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SMLE

It occurred to me recently that my Enfield manufactured SMLE (Short magazine Lee Enfield) .303 battle rifle was turning 100 years old this year.  The receiver is actually marked “Enfield 1917 ShtLE III” being a mark No. Mk III.  What … Continue reading

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RETRO FITTING A NEW SPRUE PLATE

One size doesn’t fit all.  I talk from experience being 6 feet tall and 165lb wringing wet.  Trust me; I know about these things.  So when it comes to sprue plates on bullet moulds the same principle can apply.  Let me … Continue reading

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THE GUN THAT JUST WOULDN’T GO AWAY.

Guess post by Trey45. First a little back story. When I was just a little kid my dad and I would watch Hogans Heroes every time it came on TV. He would always make sure to point out the various … Continue reading

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MINI 14 KABOOM

There was a horrendous incident a few months ago at my club.  Every Tuesday evening is ‘public’ night where the club makes its 100m range available, for a fee, to non members.  A non member attended and took his place … Continue reading

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REMINGTON NYLON 66, THE PLASTIC FANTASTIC.

Synthetic stocks are nothing new to us in this day and age but to many shooters a stock made of any substance other than wood is considered a fairly recent occurrence. My first experience with a ‘plastic’ stock was in … Continue reading

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CALCULATING AND MAKING SIGHT CORRECTIONS.

When using iron sights making corrections for either windage (left and right) or elevation (up and down) is not always a straight forward affair.  When drifting a front sight blade how far do we move it in which direction for … Continue reading

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