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Any22
03-20-2010, 09:23 PM
Im not new to reloading but am to benchrest reloading, Please answer some questions. Im shooting a Hall 6 PPC. 262 neck using wilson inline Bushing neck dies.
1.Is it a common practice to clean ( tumble )your brass after each firing?
2. " " " To brushclean the inside of the neck after each
firing
3. Does Lapua brass need the Flashhole reamed & uniformed? 4. DO you really not weigh the powder?
5. Is just loading the bullet long & allowing the bolt to seat the correct way to seat ?
6. Do you clean primer pockets after each firing.
7. How loose is too loose for a primer pocket?
8.What is the minimum variance in case weight you should have?
9. Do you really re weigh MR. bergers bullets?
10 Any thing I missed I need to know would be appreciated

MarkR
03-20-2010, 09:34 PM
1. No
2. Yes
3. Most do
4. No
5. Depends
6. Yes
7. How tight is too tight?
8. I try to segregate to 2/10ths after all prep work...but what do I know?
9. No...I don't shoot Mr. Bergers bullets. :) If I did...Yes!
10. Lots of stuff...
:D

CYanchycki
03-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Im not new to reloading but am to benchrest reloading, Please answer some questions. Im shooting a Hall 6 PPC. 262 neck using wilson inline Bushing neck dies.
1.Is it a common practice to clean ( tumble )your brass after each firing?

I do not. Pretty hard to do at a match. I wipe the fouling off of the necks with 0000 steel wool or Never Dull. Then wipe with a clean cloth. If steel wool I keep a can of compressed air to blow away the fine particles that break off the wool.

2. " " " To brushclean the inside of the neck after each
firing?

I run a nylon brush thru the neck.

3. Does Lapua brass need the Flashhole reamed & uniformed?

Most will say no but for the time it takes when doing initial brass prep I do it. Occasionaly you will still see the odd burr.

4. DO you really not weigh the powder?

I have not weighed my charges in the past. I just dumped but this year I am going to confirm my dumped charges on a digital scale.

5. Is just loading the bullet long & allowing the bolt to seat the correct way to seat?

I seat the bullets to where I want. I do not like the idea of the chamber/lands seating the bullet where I want them to be.

6. Do you clean primer pockets after each firing?

Always, a quick turn with the uniformer and the carbon is gone.

7. How loose is too loose for a primer pocket?

This is a judgement call. If I feel resistance seating or no blowback I say it is good to go.

8.What is the minimum variance in case weight you should have?

I never weigh my cases.

9. Do you really re weigh MR. bergers bullets?

I never weigh any short range bullet. The pros on this board say it is a waste of time in shortrange.

10 Any thing I missed I need to know would be appreciated?

I do occasionally verify that my bullets are still seating where I want them to and how much the shoulders are getting bumped back as the day goes on.

I also at the end of a day of shooting verify my case over all length and trim/chamfer if need be. If anthing else my mind is blank.

Calvin

Boyd Allen
03-20-2010, 10:15 PM
One thing that I see from your post that you need to do is to order a bushing FL die. Pay close attention to how much you bump back the shoulder when you use it. Send a couple of cases that have been fired till a little tight, with warm loads, to Lynwood Harrell. He will send you a die that is correct for your chamber.
Let me see...FL sized, fireformed Lapua cases, total loaded round neck clearance (measured over the bullet's pressure ring) of .0015 to .0025; lots of neck tension (.257 bushing) if shooting 133; Berger 68's with marks half as long as wide; start at 28.8 grains and shoot two shot groups, on an easy day paying close attention to the flags. Go up on loads by .2 gr., FL sizing for every loading, and continue till you feel some bolt stiffening. Fed. 205 or 205M primers, seated with a hand priming tool, firmly. Wipe off case necks with 0000 steel wool. Run a bronze bore brush in and out of the case necks twice, quickly. leave a haze of fouling inside the necks. I clean primer pockets. Make sure that you remove sizing lube. Start out with your trigger on the high side until you get used to it. don't be afraid to experiment. don't bat the trigger, even thought it is light, and try to see the bullet hole appear on the target (follow through). If conditions are holding, reload and re-aim as fast as is humanly possible, until the group is finished. Sticks and surveyors tape will get you by till you make or buy better. Load at the range, and never shoot without something in front of you to help you "see' the wind. Take notes, at the range, including temperature and humidity. That should keep you busy for a while.

docsleepy
03-20-2010, 10:40 PM
One thing that I see from your post that you need to do is to order a bushing FL die. Pay close attention to how much you bump back the shoulder when you use it. Send a couple of cases that have been fired till a little tight, with warm loads, to Lynwood Harrell. He will send you a die that is correct for your chamber.
Let me see...FL sized, fireformed Lapua cases, total loaded round neck clearance (measured over the bullet's pressure ring) of .0015 to .0025; lots of neck tension (.257 bushing) if shooting 133; Berger 68's with marks half as long as wide; start at 28.8 grains and shoot two shot groups, on an easy day paying close attention to the flags. Go up on loads by .2 gr., FL sizing for every loading, and continue till you feel some bolt stiffening. Fed. 205 or 205M primers, seated with a hand priming tool, firmly. Wipe off case necks with 0000 steel wool. Run a bronze bore brush in and out of the case necks twice, quickly. leave a haze of fouling inside the necks. I clean primer pockets. Make sure that you remove sizing lube. Start out with your trigger on the high side until you get used to it. don't be afraid to experiment. don't bat the trigger, even thought it is light, and try to see the bullet hole appear on the target (follow through). If conditions are holding, reload and re-aim as fast as is humanly possible, until the group is finished. Sticks and surveyors tape will get you by till you make or buy better. Load at the range, and never shoot without something in front of you to help you "see' the wind. Take notes, at the range, including temperature and humidity. That should keep you busy for a while.

Those pithy comments are a real help to many newcomers like me. Thanks!
gordon

MarkR
03-20-2010, 11:12 PM
Those pithy comments are a real help to many newcomers like me. Thanks!
gordon

I really didn't read anything pithy in Boyds' comments. :)

abintx
03-21-2010, 06:53 AM
Im not new to reloading but am to benchrest reloading, Please answer some questions. Im shooting a Hall 6 PPC. 262 neck using wilson inline Bushing neck dies. Is it a common practice to clean (tumble) your brass after each firing?

Clean? Yes, but THROW THE TUMBLER AWAY. Tumbling will ding up the necks of .2605" turned brass and clog up .0625" flash holes. :(