Archive for the Tony Boyer Questions Category

My Bix’n Andy trigger is loose when fitted to a BAT 3 Lug Hanger

Dear Bullet Central, I have fitted a Bix’n Andy trigger to a Bat 3 Lug action and the trigger is loose in the hanger, as in the trigger is narrower than the hanger. Have any of you come across this before ? Regards, Grant Dear Grant, Your

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My brass is ‘clicking’. What should I do?

Dear Tony I have found that when my brass starts to ‘click’ I will replace it. By ‘clicking’ I mean when the bolt hesitates at the top of the stroke when unloading a spent round. My question is what has happened to the brass that creates this ‘click’? I

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Alex Wheeler asks about:

Mr. Boyer, I have been working with a 1000 yard light gun that seems to exhibit vertical.  All the usual load development has been done.  I have tried the usual methods to reduce the vertical, fluffed the bags, tried different bags, different holds, bullets, powders, ect.  I have

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How many times do you shoot your brass?

Tim Singleton had the following questions: Mr Boyer How many times do you reload the same brass in a competition? Do you change to a fresh set of brass when you go to the 200 yd line? Also how (many) different powder charges do you try at

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Should you use a different bullet for 100 and 200 yards?

Dean Weston sent the following question about bullet weights and yards: Hi Mr. Boyer, I met you at the East/west shootout at our rifle club – Benchrest rifle club in Wright City Mo., two years ago, was introduced by our club president Scott and you signed my

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Bedding Recoil Lug and Chamber Area of Barrel

T.W. Hudson sent the following question about a Bedding Recoil Lug: Tony,  I have read everything I can find in books and on the web with regard to the bedding of the recoil lug and the chamber area or first couple inches of the barrel ahead of

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Does uncleaned brass affect accuracy?

Jim Scott sent the following question about uncleaned brass: I have wondered about this for some time and am not a competitive shooter, but like to shoot the smallest groups possible.  Given that brass of any caliber is manufactured to exacting standards, the case capacity should be the

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Starting out new at Benchrest Shooting

Patrick Kennedy sent the following question: Mr. Boyer, If you could give any advice for a shooter starting out in bench rest shooting, and wishes to make it to the top, what would that be? Dear Patrick, I would suggest you get a good gunsmith and spend lots

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Tuning for the wind

Charlie Moore sent the following question: Tony, I have read your book 10 times and wonder if, once I have a good node at 1000, attempting to tune out the wind sensitivity holds water as it does at 100-200-300. Also wonder if tuning to a left or

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Bedding The Action of a Benchrest Rifle Stock with an Aluminum Bedding Block

Frank S. Ross Jr. sent in the following question:  Mr. Boyer, When you buy a benchrest rifle stock predesigned for your barreled action, with aluminum bedding block. Sir, do you think it’s necessary to bed the action? Dear Frank, You do need to bed your action/receiver even if your stock

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