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    I got a thicker recoil pad for my 7x65 K95, tames it down nicely. Still a boot though.

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    Niggeloh also make the perfect sling for the K95
    It has 3 bullet loops that are nice and deep for the sort of rounds that you want in a rifle like this.
    And it has a small domed pouch intended for a scope cleaning cloth where I keep a laminated and folded range chart

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    The K95 is not a front rest friendly rifle
    Fore end is a delight to carry and gorgeous
    But very fine and doesn't sit well on a bag or hasty field rest.
    This was my solution and it works well.
    All up this is still much lighter than my lightest R93 was.

    So once I mastered shooting this well to over 500m I sold all my R93 hoard.

    I have had this K95 for about 15 years and for the first 10 years I didn't use it very much.
    There were issues I never really took the time to solve.

    Long range ease of use was the main issue.
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    Doughnuts in the case necks. My 6.5x65R did push up doughnuts and case prep always frustrated me with little issues and the case / loaded round needs to be perfect in a kipplauf.
    I learned to solve this problem when modifying brass for obsolete BP cartridges.
    Solved

    The last problem / issue was it came from the factory with a 10 ounce / 350 gram trigger pull which i found a bit light and didn't especially like.
    That trigger was terrible for guys not used to it.
    Now I love that trigger having solved the bipod and loading issues.
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    I have to ask, is it worth it? Looks like too much hassle and too nice for NZ. Maybe for shooting driven boar at a stand in central Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I have to ask, is it worth it? Looks like too much hassle and too nice for NZ. Maybe for shooting driven boar at a stand in central Europe.
    How to answer that ?

    Worth it $s or effort !

    Well solving problem / improving things is the essence of being a human ( isn't it )
    It would be a very sad world if we took what big business told us we wanted and used it as is.

    Loose the passion to improve and evolve and you might as well just give up or give in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    Practice!
    At first, you make a lot of shit and hopefully you envolve to something tolerable and if you have a message, eventually something people watch and not just endure.
    I left them all out there, but I do not encourage anyone to watch below episode 300 or thereabouts
    I think most new filmmakers appearing on YouTube now starts at a much higher level than I did.
    Have some bad news for you, Iíve watched all of them at least twice and most of them multiple times. Every one of them has good info in it. Donít sell yourself short.
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    With my K95 I just rest over my pack. Works well for the ranges I shoot, longest deer is 390yds. Have shot it out to 900yds with pretty good accuracy. Shot a 3.5” 3 shot group at 550yds. From memory I did have a bag under the the butt as well.
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    Here is a vid of the shooting mentioned above.

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    very Impressive grouping at that distance with a hunting rifle. Cool vid, good share.

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    It took me a bit to get used to mine as well but time at the range sorted it and they shoot very well indeed. I never had intentions to suppress mine but want to take it roo shooting so have just recently put one on. Still balances well and does look okay too. Stretched it out to just under 600 yds today.



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    Terrible shooting Z, again missed the dot

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    How to answer that ?

    Worth it $s or effort !

    Well solving problem / improving things is the essence of being a human ( isn't it )
    It would be a very sad world if we took what big business told us we wanted and used it as is.

    Loose the passion to improve and evolve and you might as well just give up or give in.
    Yeah, I'd rather just buy the right tool for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Yeah, I'd rather just buy the right tool for the job.
    Its it obvious that it is to him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I have to ask, is it worth it? Looks like too much hassle and too nice for NZ. Maybe for shooting driven boar at a stand in central Europe.
    Yes.

    To him - and that is all that matters, as it is his rifle. You are free to spend your money in a way that you find acceptable also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Nolan View Post
    Yes.

    To him - and that is all that matters, as it is his rifle. You are free to spend your money in a way that you find acceptable also.
    I get that, but not philosophical rants about big business and the essence of being human.

 

 

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