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BigStick
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OK this isn't my idea but I think it is a good one.
How about lots of photos of your gear with a brief explanation as to why you chose it and the pros and cons.
If you were starting again would you still choose the same gear.
This will also help any newbies who are so confused with the vast array of equipment available and how long it might take to get it into the country (present situation probably won't help).
I will get some photos up soon.
Kim

BigStick
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Hot shot tuner

Hot shot tuner

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2500x action by Stiller.

2500x action by Stiller.
Nightforce scope.
Muller barrel.
BigStick bamboo stock.
Tuner is a positive lock up by Hot Shot
Kim

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BigStick
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2500x action by Stiller.

2500x action by Stiller.
Nightforce scope.
Muller barrel.
BigStick bamboo stock.
Tuner is a positive lock up by Hot Shot
Kim

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BigStick
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I can't believe there aren't

I can't believe there aren't any photos of people's gear.
If your proud of what you shoot then show us.
Kim

CHRIS-A
They rather talk to peter

They rather talk to peter about hand sanitizer

ROCK1

dazparsons
Well,,,

Well Kim,, I'd have preferred to keep my personal preferences to myself, but,, now that you've insisted,, this is my proudest bench rest purchase in a LONG time ;-)

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BigStick
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Darren

I'll have to come and play sometime.
Kim

bill collaros
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Sporter

Original Falcon Action
Jewell trigger
Shilen Barell
Lynx 6 - 24 scope
BigStick Bamboo Stock
Brett Wilson built
Diet ELEY

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Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

bill collaros
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LV/HV

Holeshot Trident 3 lug action
Flavio trigger
Shilen Barell
Harell Tuner
Pappas Noodle
McMillan Light Fibreglass stock
Lynx 36x Scope
Built by Brett Wilson
Diet ELEY

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Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

Snail19
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Bill's Gear

Love the shirt!

George

Robin
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Turbo v3

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CHRIS-A
G day Robin what barrel are

G day Robin what barrel are you running on that gun thanks
Chris

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Robin
Hi Chris shillen ratchet ,

Hi Chris shillen ratchet , this is a new build have not yet had the opportunity to test fire .

CHRIS-A
Stock

Did you make that stock I real like it

ROCK1

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Holeshot Trident

Ok Kim I just read this post, here is my favourite rifle that shoots way better than me

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

John B
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Ben,

Ben,
I believe that's the one you lent me during the match at Coffs recently when I couldn't get the one I had going. Very nice gun. And thanks.

TheJet
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Thanks

No worries John

Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

BigStick
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One

From Gary in Perth. He can't seem to be able to join.
Kim

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SPRINT-GTO
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Hi Kim,
Can you tell me where you sourced the "Hot Shot"Tuner please??
Did a lot of online searching but no result.
Cheers

BigStick
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Hotshot tuner

You can purchase one through me. $330 plus postage.
I don't make them.
Sorry Rob. Wasn't meant to be an add.
Kim

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Turbo v 3

this is the rifle i had built end of last year By Allan Swan Gun Smiths and has only had to date 480 rounds of Eley through it reason range closures but has showed plenty of potential thus far
ACTION -- TURBO V3
BARREL -- SWAN MATCH S/S
TUNER ---- HUNTSMAN
TRIGGER -- BIX'n ANDY
STOCK ---- T R M
SCOPE ---- MARCH 48 X 52
SCOPE RINGS --- HARRELLS 0.4 OFFSET

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Wombat

BigStick
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1508

Views and only 7 rifles and 1 pistol. What do the rest of you shoot?
Kim

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Another one from Gary

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wally289
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VIEWS

As above only 7 rifles and 1 pistol I must say I thought a lot more of the more advanced and hall of fame shooters would have posted their rifles up for us the less experienced shooters would be able to take in what everyone uses so we have more of an idea of what to save fore for that build we all wont I know it took me a long time and a lot of state shoots to finally build the one I wonted

Cheers all happy Easter

Wally

Wombat

Snail19
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Photos

This is my baby:

Turbo V1 2 lug Bench Rest (Built by John Giles)
LILJA rimfire 24" barrel tight 4 groove
Chamber 22 Eley EPS
McMILLAN EDGE HV Inlet & Bed
Ammo Eley Match
Bix & Andy competition trigger
KELBLY Trigger Guard
Huntsman tuner
Micky T bloop tube
Scope March 48x52 High Master
Rings Harrells Offset
Cant VORTEX

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George

chris
+1 for 2500X

Action: Stiller 2500X
Barrel: Shilen Ratchet
Stock: SPF (Stiller) Laminated Timber (pillar bedded)
Trigger: Jewel
Tuner: Harrells + wheel weights
Mid Barrel Tuner: Pappas
Bloop Tube: Micky T
Rings: Harrells
Rail: Redback (modified)
Scope: Nightforce Competition 15-55x
Ammo: Eley Black

Pros: Not as fussy with ammo compared to all other 22lr benchrest rifles I’ve ever owned. Very slick action and very fast to feed with an excellent loading ramp setup. I love the low profile of the Stiller parallel stock which tracks very nicely in the bags. Have won the heavy rimfire class at the Benchrest for Score nationals for the past 2 years with this rifle. It also holds the current Australian record for a single IRB target (not set by me btw).

Cons: One con (if you could call it that), would be the amount of time and effort I spent tweaking and tuning this rifle into the laser it is today.... which leads into the only other con, which is that I can no longer blame the rifle when I don’t shoot well. :-)

Would I buy the same again?: Most definitely. Wouldn’t think twice about getting a Stiller 2500X action. Would again go with a Shilen Ratchet barrel. Jewel trigger (or perhaps B&A - although I’ve never tried one). Same stock, but I’d be inclined to try a Huntsman tuner next time. I have a lite one on my light rifle and it’s a very nice tuner. I like that you can better lock the setting in place with a Huntsman compared to a Harrells.

Chris.

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BigStick
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Thanks

Thanks guys for taking the time to write your stories. I hope the info will be useful for some new shooters and even experienced shooters wanting to upgrade. I was really hoping for more but I guess some people don't want to share.
Kim

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Light Rifle

Great post Kim.
It's definitely a great idea for newbies wanting to get into our sport to know what type of gear we all use.
Here's the run down on my light rifle.
This rifle has won me my fair share of comps over the years and definitely proves that one doesn't have to spend a fortune to compete but I will add that the rifle is only part of the package. There's a hell of a lot more to it which could possibly be talked about in another thread.
Action: Sako Quad
Barrel: Drop in 6 groove Lilja with Eley EPS chamber
Stock: Kelbly style Hunterclass
Bedding: Glued
Trigger: Jewel (modified)
Tuner: Lowey (no weight)
Rings: Kelbly (modified)
Scope: Weaver Grandslam 6-20X40
Ammo: Eley Black

Now for the interesting info.
The Sako Quad is a single lug action and has a 12 o'clock firing pin position. Go figure lol

Cheers Mick

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BigStick
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No good

Well that just won't do. A single lug , a 12 o'clock pin , and it's old.
Cheers Mick.
Kim

BigStick
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Funny

That was my attempt at being funny.
I guess it wasn't as funny as I thought. Sorry Mick.
Mick is correct in saying there are no rules as to what shoots well, it's usually a case of the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
Sometimes it's your ability to read the wind that lets you down not your gear.
As Chris said earlier he knows the rifle is a laser and if it misses it's his fault

bill collaros
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Kim

Everyone is more paranoid and precious than normal with this bloody lock up doing people's heads in, i got the joke and thought it was funny.

Keep posting photos all you Legends and let's keep trying to make people laugh ;)

Bill Collaros Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

JRMason
My Rifle

So far it has only been rimfire rifles put up so far.
So here is my center fire benchrest rifle.
Action: XP100
Brarrel: Kreiger fluted
Trigger: Jewel
Scope: 36x weaver
Stock: Lee six

I bought this setup about 18 months ago, to get myself started in benchrest. It is a sporter weight rifle. First time I shot it was the 2019 Harry Madden, literally fireformed the cases on the Friday practice.
I have recently invested in 2 new barrels, a light and a heavy. Including changing from .262nk to .270nk.
The stock is currently in primer and waiting for some colour. No more TAXI yellow.
Looking forward to getting it back on the range.
Jeff.

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