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  1. Looks like Varget and 4895 are the first oneís to...

    Looks like Varget and 4895 are the first oneís to try. Thanks.
  2. .223, 80 Grain Berger VLD, 600 yard and what powder?

    If Varget is the go to powder for the 308 with 168 grain @ 600 yards, what is the top two powders recommended for the .223 at 600 yards using Berger 80 grain VLD using a tight chamber & a 1 in 8...
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    Sure Fire Ammo Caddy

    Does anyone know where can I find one of Tom Sellars Sure fire Ammo Caddies or something similar for PPC. I'm coming back after a two year medical situation and getting closer ever day to being able...
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    Thanks for that. Lapping compound and the same...

    Thanks for that. Lapping compound and the same shell holder we use to turn brass did cross my mind but not knowing how to approach the difference in the metal hardness had me stymied. I have most...
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    I believe you're right Centerfire. Buying a...

    I believe you're right Centerfire. Buying a reamer for a sizing die to size the cases to match the bore is the only practical solution. I have two fresh barrels chambered with this reamer so its...
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    My concern is about over sizing. pushing the...

    My concern is about over sizing. pushing the shoulders back +.003 seems a lot to me and I would rather have the faith in a Harrell sizing die that pushes pack to chamber dimensions +/- .001. I'm...
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    Sizing die dimensions vs reamer dimesions

    I'm setting up a .308 for F/TR competition. I'm using a Type S Redding bushing die and the Krieger barrel that was chambered by a trusted gunsmith.

    Cases that are fire-formed measure .4561 at...
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    Fasinating Velocity Sweet Spots

    I find this incredibly interesting. My site searches turned up velocities from 2,610 fps to 2,829 fps for accuracy with the .308. For me to reach that spread I have to load 41.5 to 45 grains with...
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    .308 / 168gr MK / Varget & Velocity Question

    Understanding all barrels, conditions, user error will vary; what velocity have you found to be the sweet spot for accuracy with a .308 caliber, light varmint 27.5Ē Krieger, Varget powder and Sierra...
  10. Thanks very much to all. Turned out the program...

    Thanks very much to all. Turned out the program I have required a left swipe and it allowed me to adjust (or duplicate) for ammo data. I can adjust velocity, zero, etc. THANKS VERY MUCH. First...
  11. A question about "Applied Ballistics" software

    Regarding "Applied Ballistics" software. Could anyone confirm that if I have an ammo built for a velocity of 2725 (168 grain Sierra MK) and I adjust my load to 2675 fps the only way I can go that...
  12. Thanks. I checked to see if there was an update...

    Thanks. I checked to see if there was an update but none was available. I am still digging through this and hope I see some daylight. Heck all we need is an approximate point of impact at x...
  13. Last attempt at "Shooter" balllistic software

    I have on an off and on success with setting the scope zero to a specific yardage using "Shooter" ballistic software. Per the manual if I go to the "Ammo", then edit the profile of that ammunition...
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    So I'm going with Premium Metal Tapping Fluid -...

    So I'm going with Premium Metal Tapping Fluid - 16 FL. OZ. Threading and Cutting Oil since it was on Amazon since I could get it by Tuesday. We'll see how things go, In my heart the...
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    Brass turning cutting fluid

    Now that I retired I have a little more time and I'm getting back to cutting my own brass. Its been 20+ years since I did it with a K&M. Actually two K&M's. One for the first cut and a second for...
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    I'm going to fall back until I get it zeroed. At...

    I'm going to fall back until I get it zeroed. At this time I'm pretty sure something is crossed up. I agree the 20 MOA rail should put me in the neighborhood of 17 to 20 MOA when zeroed at 100...
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    OK that makes sense. But I'm using a Schmidt &...

    OK that makes sense. But I'm using a Schmidt & Bender 12-50x56 PM II/P which has 75MOA elevation. The SB PM has an elevation turret that has five rotations. Each rotation then means I have 15...
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    Balliastic Software and the 20moa rail

    I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how my ballistic software ("Shooter") can predict that I need U5.6 for my 308 shooting 168grain Sierra @ 600 yards when it doesn't ask if the rail the...
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    Switch bolt .223/.308 Rem 700

    Is it possible to have a switch bolt set up on a 700 BDL. I have a lot of time and effort on my 700 VS for .223 and I want to use the same platform (stock, bedded action, scope, trigger etc.) to...
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    Stl Benchrest Club Upcoming Matches

    The Stl BR Club is hosting the first half of the four gun Mississippi Valley match this coming April 8th and 9th.

    This is first half of the event and both Saturday and Sunday will be shot at 100...
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    Sigh........
  22. Any advice on shooting F Class Target Rifle in .223

    The rifle is a Remington VLS 700 BDL manufactured around 1998, Jewell trigger and glass bedded. Before I have a reamer cut I need to send JGS a dummy round. For that I need to choose:
    - a starting...
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    Gotta throw in a pitch for the St Louis Benchrest...

    Gotta throw in a pitch for the St Louis Benchrest Club's East West Shoot June 24/25. 5 hours and 42 minutes from Ft Wayne to St Louis. Flat as butter on hot bread. You don't need flags that adjust...
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    Rimfire F Class at the Stl BR Club

    Darn if I didnít get some good news today. The St Louis Bench Rest Club sent out their match schedule for 2017 late last week and unless my eyes fooled me, I see that we added a rimfire version to...
  25. One more question..

    If I could ask one more question it would be about bipods. People are tellin me that there are a number of options that are out there. I intend to shoot from a bench so that has it's own handicaps...
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