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Old 08-28-2023, 09:01 AM
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Loaded another 100 rounds for the mouse gun for our September league match targets, and loaded 100 new .223 brass for fire forming .
took the irons off and installed a Leupold 3-9 on the Mighty Mouse in preparation for a guest who is coming out with me to the range today - he has not shot in 40 or so years, so it will be benched for him - zero recoil and easy sighting!
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Old 08-29-2023, 03:32 PM
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Fought with a new RCBS bench priming unit last nite, it wasn't seating to flush even, wthout a heck of a struggle, it won't survive long if I have to get that much leverage on it for seating, and it didn't get past flush, managed to get them out of the shellholder and finished with the 21st Century. Only did about 1/2doz, did the rest with the 21st Century, I didn't have the patience to figure out what the issue is. Was doing Herter's and Hornady 6.5CM brass, they were pretty snug, but not anything crazy.
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Old 09-01-2023, 08:18 PM
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Default Good Reloading Day

Made 50 rounds of 22 Creedmoor 69SMK rounds

Neck sized and deprimed 50 6.5x47 Lapua cases

Good productive day.
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Old 09-02-2023, 10:53 AM
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Ready for Rocky on the 9th.
Loaded 80 Dasher in once fired Alpha brass with 105gr Berger's and the same with the new to me Stinger 105gr Yellow jackets.
Loaded 100 .223 for light gun with 69 gr SMK's.
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Old 09-02-2023, 07:08 PM
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Ready for Rocky on the 9th.
Loaded 80 Dasher in once fired Alpha brass with 105gr Berger's and the same with the new to me Stinger 105gr Yellow jackets.
Loaded 100 .223 for light gun with 69 gr SMK's.
Wish you nothing but luck in the Turkey Shoot. I am sure you will do well.
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Old 09-02-2023, 10:46 PM
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also ready for rotten monkey house.
200 6br for newbies to run.
100 222 mag for the bat.
enough 6br for the borden left over from leffinwell for me.
gonna be a great last shoot/camp for the year
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Old 09-02-2023, 11:26 PM
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load development for .270 win, 160 grain nosler partition and reloader 26
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Old 09-04-2023, 06:23 AM
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This last wk I got the ladder loads done for a 6.5CM with 125 Partitions and RL16. And I did the ladders w/RL26 and the 185Evo's for the 30R. Also did ladders for a 7-08 with 140 Accubonds and RL16. And did ladders for a different 6.5cm , 130 Berger OTM Hybrid w/RL16. Unloaded some ladders I hadn't tried in the 30R yet. Too used to the Chargemaster and Lyman scales, reach over and hit zero with nothing on the pan, don't do that with an Autotrickler that doesn't have the app zeroed out on the phone, that makes a mess. Had a few overthrows on the V4, after doing the update on it, discovered if I take a small Lee scoop, take out a few kernels, put it back on the scale and it'll throw the proper trickle, that was on stuff it threw .06-.08 over on, it would go to dead on then.. Guess you could call that tricking the trickler.
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Old 09-04-2023, 07:44 AM
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Not sure what you mean by having the app zeroed out on your phone. If I want to check my zero on my auto trickler I will just tap the target weight so it turns blue. Re zero the scale then tap the target weight so it turns green and your back in business.
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Old 09-04-2023, 08:20 AM
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This last wk I got the ladder loads done for a 6.5CM with 125 Partitions and RL16. And I did the ladders w/RL26 and the 185Evo's for the 30R. Also did ladders for a 7-08 with 140 Accubonds and RL16. And did ladders for a different 6.5cm , 130 Berger OTM Hybrid w/RL16. Unloaded some ladders I hadn't tried in the 30R yet. Too used to the Chargemaster and Lyman scales, reach over and hit zero with nothing on the pan, don't do that with an Autotrickler that doesn't have the app zeroed out on the phone, that makes a mess. Had a few overthrows on the V4, after doing the update on it, discovered if I take a small Lee scoop, take out a few kernels, put it back on the scale and it'll throw the proper trickle, that was on stuff it threw .06-.08 over on, it would go to dead on then.. Guess you could call that tricking the trickler.
i keep thinking i should come out of the dark ages and rig up with the autotrickler................... every time i think i am getting serious i see a post like this and think, my 10-10 that will show me a kernel of 133 has never once made me scratch my head and wonder what i'm doing wrong or forgot to program or what ever.
i guess when my targets start telling me i need more frustration i'll 'upgrade'.:sHa _sarcasticlol:
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Old 09-04-2023, 10:15 AM
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Getting set up to form some 308 Norma dummy rounds for a buddy.
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Old 09-04-2023, 12:25 PM
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Wish you nothing but luck in the Turkey Shoot. I am sure you will do well.
Thks Mark ! Are you going to come up and show us where the bear sh*ts in the woods with your .22 Creed ?
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Old 09-04-2023, 04:19 PM
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Thks Mark ! Are you going to come up and show us where the bear sh*ts in the woods with your .22 Creed ?
Sadly I have some family commitments. Plus I am still waiting for it (22 Creed) to arrive.
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Old 09-04-2023, 04:31 PM
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Getting set up to form some 308 Norma dummy rounds for a buddy.
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308 Norma Mag? What parent case are you forming them from Cat?
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Old 09-04-2023, 04:42 PM
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308 Norma Mag? What parent case are you forming them from Cat?
300 mag
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Old 09-04-2023, 08:13 PM
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Default Good Day in Reloading Room

Had a good day. Got a couple of new devices to help confirm hits at distance.

Magento T1000
Caldwell Flash bang

Bought my first Annealer today as well so big day for the reloading room.
AGS for $375.00 on Amazon.

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Old 09-04-2023, 10:07 PM
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Set the boy up. He loaded 100 .257 roberts. 110 gr eldx with 35 grains of varget. Son is getting alot of range time. Need to do some brass prep asap.
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Old 09-11-2023, 03:18 PM
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Found a lonely partial lb of Varget I forgot I had.

I remember (1998) using it for 303 British hunting loads so I made up some 303s with some of my old data this morning. I guess I used lots of Accurtae 2520 back then too.
Bullets used are Hornady 174gr RNSP and 174gr FMJ BT.
I know the 180gr RN are good out to 200 with Mk2 sight from before
Only primers I had were Federal large rifle Match.
I plan on carrying my full wood no4 this fall for a buddy with dementia.

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Old 09-11-2023, 04:12 PM
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In the process of mucking out the whole danged place so I can make room for strong back forms for the 16' canoe I am going to build- who new one could collect so much junk and empty powder cans for that" just in case"
Situation!
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Old 09-12-2023, 04:09 PM
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My buddy has been getting terrible performance outta his 222 Rem 700.
3-5 is a common group at 50yds :0
I tried Nosler and Speer 40grs and/BLC2

Best was two holes touching with Nosler and a 4.5 flyer.
Ill give it one last session and try some 50gr Vmax

45,55,69 and 77gr wts were used already as well as IMR 4198 with little success

I have a spare 22/250 barrel if the triple deuce is blr. (Done).

As well Ill be loading some 120gr Speer GS to see which shoots the best from encore or savage axis in 25-06.
This will be my back up caliber after 303 Brit.
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Old 09-12-2023, 04:31 PM
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Took scope off a Dasher and barreled action out of stock. 1610 rounds and barrel is just a jack handle now. New 29" MTU Benchmark going on.
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Old 09-13-2023, 06:28 PM
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I cut 1" off the stock of my HVA 46B, and trimmed the butt plate to fit. It now measures 14".
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Old 09-13-2023, 07:23 PM
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Sharpened a couple of knives for friends and cut a butt stock and fitted a recoil pad on a Brno sidelock for sdvc
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Old 09-14-2023, 06:35 PM
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Cleaned the bench.....
Then started some ladder loads for the. 264 win.
Then made the old Mauser trigger go from 20pounds to 5.5
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Old 09-22-2023, 08:29 PM
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Picked up a weatherby vanguard in 7mm from Roper1.
Started by prepping brass priming then did some test loads with 162 interlocks and 162 sst
Found some 150 Sirocco will try some of them next.
May pick up some eldx Nd give them a try
Son took his first bear with his .257.bob using 110 eldx 2 weeks ago. Big son of a 🐻 6 foot 5 nose to tail.
Bullet broke both shoulders and stopped on the far side of the hide....gave it to the boy when we skinned it out..
.now he can't find it
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Old 09-22-2023, 10:58 PM
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Thks Mark ! Are you going to come up and show us where the bear sh*ts in the woods with your .22 Creed ?
I pick it up tomorrow so I have'nt done any load development, heck I will need to break the barrel in as well.
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Old 10-01-2023, 03:13 PM
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After getting the rifle back from Savage with a new barrel fitted, the process all started again.
The brass was already processed and ready to load so it was pretty quick work.

Starting at 53.5gr of 4831SC with 143gr ELD-X. Hopefully get out next weekend and try them out.

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Old 10-01-2023, 04:14 PM
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After getting the rifle back from Savage with a new barrel fitted, the process all started again.
The brass was already processed and ready to load so it was pretty quick work.

Starting at 53.5gr of 4831SC with 143gr ELD-X. Hopefully get out next weekend and try them out.

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Good luck those 6.5 PRC are a sweet cartridge. Hope one of those loads gets you were your looking to go accuracy and velocity wise.
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Old 10-01-2023, 05:32 PM
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went over to my son's place the other night to load a bunch of new brass for my .223 TR rifle using his new scale and trickler. He has taken a very deep dive into Fclass
Imteresting piece of gear.....
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Old 10-01-2023, 06:22 PM
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Cat those V4 auto tricklers put a smile on your face every time you use them.
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