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  1. Thread: Primer Hardness?

    by RJM
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    I did a small test to see if different primers...

    I did a small test to see if different primers would reduce cratering in my 30BR on a 700 action.

    In particular, I was interested if the primers that are advertised as milspec to reduce the...
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    Youíre referring to my post. It seems that the...

    Youíre referring to my post.
    It seems that the people making negative comments about salt bath annealing have never tried it.

    Iíve successfully used this method for 3 yrs & have had no...
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    Nothing against induction annealing, but molten salt bath method is an alternative

    A less expensive alternative is molten salt bath annealing. The total cost of everything, if you shop the usual suppliers, is less than $100. The Lyman digital lead pot thermometer and Lee lead pot I...
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    another way to caliber neutral scoring

    Keep it simple, use the same targets, but score them twice!

    Once best edge scoring as we do now, and then a second time using worst edge scoring.
    Best edge scoring give the advantage to the...
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    What works for me

    A friend recommended a Celestron 65mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope for use in hunter class. You need a spotter to see the bullet holes even at 100 yds. The Celestron is $155 from Amazon & will resolve...
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    Why would you changed from the commonly available...

    Why would you changed from the commonly available & great Lapua brass?
    Regards,
    Ron
  7. Thread: 6MM Classic brass

    by RJM
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    Short answer is yes. They called it Classic...

    Short answer is yes. They called it Classic because PPC was copyrighted.
    I believe it dates from that time when SAKO 220 brass got hard to find & before Lapua started making 220.
    I think the 30...
  8. I'm envious. Tell your brother that I'm an...

    I'm envious.
    Tell your brother that I'm an orphan & up for adoption.
    I'll even write him every week!
    Dear dad, sent money, your son!
    😜

    Regards,
    Ron
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    Did the Sherman actions have M-16 extractors like...

    Did the Sherman actions have M-16 extractors like the Shilen actions?
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    I've noticed that the Sherman actions, as well as...

    I've noticed that the Sherman actions, as well as the Shilen actions, and Shilen actions made by SS&D. all made in upstate NY, seem to have serial numbers ending in L.

    No coincidence I'll bet,...
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    Jerry, You must "American made, using Polish...

    Jerry,

    You must "American made, using Polish parts!" 😜

    Regards,
    Ron
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    Many ways to get the job done, even if you don't...

    Many ways to get the job done, even if you don't have a set-tru!
    Regards,
    Ron

    https://youtu.be/gCUkJydSmdA
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    I forgot to mention the M-16 extractor. Two more...

    I forgot to mention the M-16 extractor. Two more picts:
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    My pre-DGA rifle is a 22-250, all original with a...

    My pre-DGA rifle is a 22-250, all original with a laminated stock, a Canjar 2oz trigger (different than the later LP trigger), and came with a Unertl 24x 2" scope. It's either one of the last ones...
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    If I get a chance, I'll post some picts of my...

    If I get a chance, I'll post some picts of my early (pre-DGA) Shilen 22-250.

    Here's an interview of Ed Shilen from PS where he discusses the early days:

    Regards,
    Ron
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    Bud, One classic load was 20.5 gr the old IMR...

    Bud,

    One classic load was 20.5 gr the old IMR 4198, but notice that the new H4198 Extreme is not the same as the old IMR. The new H4198 is more dense so more can be fit in the deuce. Reloader7,...
  17. I have a new Krieger barrel that I'm fitting to...

    I have a new Krieger barrel that I'm fitting to my Stiller drop port.
    So I'm thinking of making the older barrel a no turn, just to try it.
    The worst case is that I end up shortening the barrel &...
  18. I was expanding a bunch of 6BR to 30 this week &...

    I was expanding a bunch of 6BR to 30 this week & found the necks quite consistent with my mitutoyo ball mike.
    This made me wonder if a no turn 30BR would work.
    Nominally, an 8.5mm chucking reamer...
  19. Thread: What is a 222.5?

    by RJM
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    The 222 has about a .060" longer neck than the...

    The 222 has about a .060" longer neck than the mag, so you have to push the shoulder back that amount when forming 222 1/2 cases.
    The result is a case with a volume close to that of a 223, but with...
  20. Thread: What is a 222.5?

    by RJM
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    My understanding is that it's made by running a...

    My understanding is that it's made by running a 222 reamer in to the length of a 222 mag.
    Regards,
    Ron
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    I have seen two of the RCBS partner presses that...

    I have seen two of the RCBS partner presses that were a bit undersized in the 7/8x14 thread.
    Dies would screw in, but it took some effort. Other than that they were nice & inexpensive.
    Chasing the...
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    2 comments: 38.0 gr H380 with a 52 gr bullet...

    2 comments:

    38.0 gr H380 with a 52 gr bullet is a classic load for the 22-250. It's not a hot load, but it really shoots in my old Shilen rifle with Berger match bullets in Lapua brass. Being a...
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    Three of us bought the original weaver 46's early...

    Three of us bought the original weaver 46's early on, and 2 of us had the oil dot problem. They went bad sitting horizontal in the off season over the winter, not while shooting. Strange!

    We...
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    Yes there are ...

    Yes there are

    https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=5452&category=-421559299
    https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=5666&category=-421559299...
  25. Thread: XP-100 barrel

    by RJM
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    One last time

    If you are trying to buy yet another barrel that will screw on your action & have the stampings/rib/sight come up in the correct position, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY.

    You could buy hundreds of...
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