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Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:37 PM
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Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

I was at Silverdale yesterday and noticed a new sign on the office window
Not allowed
50 bmg
416 Barret
338 LM
Signed the management.

The last time I was there I did not have a problem with my 338LM.
Looks like its time to push forward the 408 Cheytac and the 338 Edge projects.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:46 PM
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Re: Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

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I was at Silverdale yesterday and noticed a new sign on the office window
Not allowed
50 bmg
416 Barret
338 LM
Signed the management.

The last time I was there I did not have a problem with my 338LM.
Looks like its time to push forward the 408 Cheytac and the 338 Edge projects.
Cheers,
btm_54
The Management obviously wont be happy until everyone shoots .223"s
Ask them why? It sounds like bias to me.
Big rifle shooters need to start their own lobby group and get their own range or they won't have anywhere to shoot at all..
Then they can tell Silverdale to stick it!!!!
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:23 AM
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Re: Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

Mate i am pretty shaw it is to do with what they are licenced for and that is a max of 8mm .
Lucky for me i have an edge on the way () and and the brass is obviously headstamped 300 RUM that will confuse them for a while.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:10 PM
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Re: Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

I can shoot my 375 H&H but not the aforesaid calibers.
It must have something to do with the management not having the Kahoona's to trust their safety footprint is big enough.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:58 AM
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Re: Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

I shoot my edge there all the time, and i also saw that stupid notice on the office window. What they dont like is brakes, whats the diff between 338 ultra, 338 edge, 338lm, 300 ultra etc etc etc. They all burn a similar amount of powder. My head stamp also reads 300 rem ultra mag, those dopes will have to learn to read a vernier caliper to put us edge boys out of business.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:41 PM
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Re: Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

the dumbest thing is that you cant shoot the .338 at silverdale but you can shoot them at st marys. WTF? i have a .338 rum that needs sighting in and some chrony time and now have to go to canberra to use their ranges. i am also considering canceling my membership with the SSAA. there does not seem to be any advantage for me to be part of them.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:15 AM
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Re: Tight lipped and ashen faced re 338 LM at Silverdale

In the NSW Range Users Guide of December 2008 Draft 7 the maximum centrefire rifle calibres mentioned are .308 [& .303]. In Section 9 Annexure B - Template Design Options the maximum muzzle velocity listed is 4100 fps & the maximum muzzle energy is 4182 ft/lb. These parameters are used to calculate the required safety templates for each range.

I can appreciate your frustration in not being able to use your 338 LM. I would check your ME & go to the range managers & see if you can get a clearance to use your rifle. I understand here in VIC there is a calibre limit of 8 mm for 'safety' reasons.
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