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Old 08-23-2021, 09:00 PM
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Loaded up some test loads 52-57gr of RL26 with LRAB for the 6.5 PRC.

Prepped some once fired 270 WSM brass and reloaded.
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:12 AM
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Just got my confirmation for my pre-order and my place in line for the new V4. Now...we wait. I suspect December or January at the earliest. But, I'm pleased I am number 23 in line for the new unit!
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:32 AM
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Just got my confirmation for my pre-order and my place in line for the new V4. Now...we wait. I suspect December or January at the earliest. But, I'm pleased I am number 23 in line for the new unit!
Just curious what new toy the V4 is? BTW that is quite the reloading room you have, I am a bit jealous. Thanks...
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:35 AM
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Popped 100 45-70 and 80 30-30 cases in the vibrator to run for a couple hours. Gonna load up a bunch of rounds for the season. I'm well ahead on rounds for my other calibers...looking forward to archery opener tomorrow.
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:47 AM
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Just curious what new toy the V4 is? BTW that is quite the reloading room you have, I am a bit jealous. Thanks...
That's a new version of a very accurate and fast powder thrower/trickler. The V3 has been out a while now. (Google AutoTrickler.) But the V4 is a redesign to upgrade a few areas where the V3 could be better.

BTW, thanks for the compliment.
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Old 08-24-2021, 11:00 AM
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That's a new version of a very accurate and fast powder thrower/trickler. The V3 has been out a while now. (Google AutoTrickler.) But the V4 is a redesign to upgrade a few areas where the V3 could be better.

BTW, thanks for the compliment.

Very interesting, thank you!

When do you get one of these? Not my cup of tea, I will stick to my old school techniques & budget, lol...
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Old 08-24-2021, 11:17 AM
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Repaired my brothers Howa .270 (feeding issues). Now to free float the barrel and reinstall the original wood stock. Sight in and move scope to his preferred eye relief. May be his last hunt so got to do it right.
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Old 08-24-2021, 02:03 PM
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Very interesting, thank you!

When do you get one of these? Not my cup of tea, I will stick to my old school techniques & budget, lol...
https://www.ampannealing.com/amp-press/
I don't have their press.
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Old 08-25-2021, 11:56 PM
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Repaired my brothers Howa .270 (feeding issues). Now to free float the barrel and reinstall the original wood stock. Sight in and move scope to his preferred eye relief. May be his last hunt so got to do it right.
Repaired the scope power adjustment control, so now it goes from 3-9power just not stuck on 4X anymore LOL. Cleaned the barrel went from 4" groups to 1.5". Big shout out to Jason B at the Outdoorsman here in the Hat for introduced me to a new copper removal solvent, made right here in Canada ( 1st choice bore cleaner ) works as well or better then the others and 2 bucks+ cheaper.
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Old 08-26-2021, 04:49 PM
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Prepped another bunch of brass. 50 pcs 22-250, 100 pcs 223, and 60 pcs 7mm-08.
Got another 600 to go, then some serious loading and multiple trips to the range.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:16 PM
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New counter top for the powder measuring table. It’s Corian, and it much better then the particle board that the cabinet top is made of.



It is heavier and flat. Nice and very flat. And now I have room for the V4 A/T next to the V3.
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:02 PM
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Loaded 34 out of production 160gr 7mm Nosler Solid Bases for my 7x57 Mauser CZ 21H.

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Old 09-03-2021, 10:37 PM
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Testing out the new 21st Century expander mandrel dies. I really like these compared to my old Sinclair one.

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Old 09-04-2021, 11:11 AM
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Took some hand loading gear to the range yesterday and worked up some loads for a friend's M70 I sold him using some Alberta Wildcat HPFB 150's that are super accurate for slower twist 308's
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Old 09-04-2021, 02:58 PM
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Yesterday I fired some groups from my 3006, the first shot from a cold barrel was about 2 1/2" inches out of the group in the 1:30 position. I remembered I had freefloated the barrel, but it was left slightly touching in the 7:30 position no real pressure. Today I removed some more material from the stock so it would be completely freefloating. I will shoot it again, and see how the first shot from a cold barrel fits in with the rest of the group.
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Old 09-04-2021, 03:21 PM
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Finally got .450BM dies . Could not find at any store , ended up getting them off amazon .
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Old 09-04-2021, 05:43 PM
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Just an observation on the AutoTrickler and FX 120i. Over the last several weeks I have had trouble with it “drifting”. I realize with these scales that it is not the correct term, but it drifts. I run an Area 419 platen and powder cup and today I stood and watched it gain two tenths of a grain in a minute. Frustrated I got out the OEM platen and OEM AutoTrickler cup and the problem went away immediately. Anyway, just an FYI in case someone has a similar issue.
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Old 09-05-2021, 01:27 AM
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Testing out the new 21st Century expander mandrel dies. I really like these compared to my old Sinclair one.


I picked this up too; haven’t used it yet. Watching the instruction video it suggested having the die loose. Did you use it that way? Or die tight to the press body? I feel like if I left the die loose it would induce runout?


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Old 09-05-2021, 07:36 AM
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I picked this up too; haven’t used it yet. Watching the instruction video it suggested having the die loose. Did you use it that way? Or die tight to the press body? I feel like if I left the die loose it would induce runout?


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I use a Forster Co-Ax. By design, dies always sit loose in that type of press. In theory, a floating die should induce less runout.
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:32 AM
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I woke up early (3:30) made a cup of coffee and loaded up 50, 45-70 rounds 40, 300wm rounds and cleaned a couple rifles, while listening to elk bros pod cast.
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:49 AM
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Works very very well.

Made up a batch of 338 for this year ( even got out and shot them !).

Changed out the media in my tumbler.

Have to spend more time in there!!!
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:57 PM
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I use a Forster Co-Ax. By design, dies always sit loose in that type of press. In theory, a floating die should induce less runout.

I kept trying to tell myself to not get one but the reasons keep piling up lol. I should have connected the dots with the lock rings you were using lol.


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Old 09-06-2021, 09:23 PM
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Going to try some 80gr TTSX in my .25-06. Loaded up 10 with H4831SC and 10 with IMR 4350.

Need to move a few scopes around between rifles, then get down to the range and test it out. BR league is done for the year, so it's time to tinker with hunting rifles.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:22 PM
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Brass prep all week long. Just getting around to finishing the last 2 calibers. Tonight it was the 6.5x47L.



All seated to only a .0005” variance.

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Old 09-10-2021, 07:34 PM
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Yesterday I fired some groups from my 3006, the first shot from a cold barrel was about 2 1/2" inches out of the group in the 1:30 position. I remembered I had freefloated the barrel, but it was left slightly touching in the 7:30 position no real pressure. Today I removed some more material from the stock so it would be completely freefloating. I will shoot it again, and see how the first shot from a cold barrel fits in with the rest of the group.
Today I fired the rifle again, all 3 shots holding in 1" group, the second group was the same.
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:30 AM
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Watched a very well done video on a fellow demonstrating the features of the Forster press. Awesome piece of equipment.
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:19 AM
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Deprimed 300, 338LM brass and put half in the tumbler, other half went in last night on a timer. Will be loading 100 rounds today.
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Old 09-12-2021, 05:51 PM
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Cracked the lid on my FIRST ever pound of Varget... never used it before.

56g with 125g Nosler Ballistic Tips in federal brass 30-06. Im somewhere around 3200fps.
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Old 09-12-2021, 06:14 PM
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Loaded 24 rounds of 145gr LRX for my 7mm RM. I am using H4831sc. It worked good on my 120gr TTSX load, hope it works good on the LRX.
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Old 09-12-2021, 08:48 PM
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56gr varget and 130 ttsx has worked well for me in a few 30-06's, hovers around 3200fps from 22" barrels on my guns.
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