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    Don't know about bag upgrades but probably....

    Don't know about bag upgrades but probably. Nothing to be gained from heavy sand in a front rest and I've found that tightly packed bags are "bouncy".
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    Francis, if you look closer, the shirts were...

    Francis, if you look closer, the shirts were Samoan and, obviously, WWII era cargo cult rejects.
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    "I'll be happy if I die priming BUT, it's not a...

    "I'll be happy if I die priming BUT, it's not a goal."

    Okay with you if I use that as my personal motto? I may change subject somewhat.
  4. Thread: 6.5 Grendel

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    Thanks. It's like anything else, caring enough...

    Thanks. It's like anything else, caring enough about it to try and to keep at it.
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    I use flickr ...

    I use flickr

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47776888732_e809103e98_h.jpg
  6. Thread: 6.5 Grendel

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    The new upper came in, visually at least I'm very...

    The new upper came in, visually at least I'm very happy with it. The net is full of people shooting similar to this and claiming .2 to .3 accuracy. I'm pretty sure the groups aren't measured with...
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    Hi Francis! I'm still a fanatic photographer....

    Hi Francis! I'm still a fanatic photographer. Good to see you're still kicking.

    Out of boredom, I picked up a "part time job" several years back and it seems to have taken over my life. I'm trying...
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    New benchrest candidates

    I'm putting together my first new rifle and caliber since the you tube era and have been cruising the internet looking for information. I'm finding video after video of young guys happier than clams...
  9. Thread: 6.5 Grendel

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    Parent case is 220 Russian with, yeah, slightly...

    Parent case is 220 Russian with, yeah, slightly over PPC capacity, brothers if not twins.
  10. Thread: 6.5 Grendel

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    6.5 Grendel

    For some reason, I've decided to get another upper for one of my AR's and decided to go with 6.5 Grendel. A day or two of google work seems to show that a good quality upper and some load development...
  11. A mob of angry children is suddenly in charge of...

    A mob of angry children is suddenly in charge of the country. -Tucker Carlson
  12. Thread: Scopes?

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    I haven't shot any benchrest in a while but...

    I haven't shot any benchrest in a while but photography has been one of my principle hobbies for a couple of decades. There are obvious parallels between scopes and camera lenses.


    Before you go...
  13. Thread: Primers

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    Primers

    I thought I had a "lifetime" supply of primers and I possibly do but with Democrat talk of banning bullets, someone will eventually realize that you can make bullets and it will come down to primers...
  14. Thread: Lead for Cores?

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    Not so much sick as covered in stitches and...

    Not so much sick as covered in stitches and puncture wounds (Cheryl, his wife, too) from breaking up a fight between his bulldog and his daughter's Rottweiler. They both had to go to the emergency...
  15. Thread: Wild stock paint

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    Wild stock paint

    I've never spent serious money on paint for any of my rifles, I know I would screw it up with dings but I enjoy looking at the better examples.

    Here are a couple of rifles that I saw at the...
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    I'd say the best piece of advice above is to...

    I'd say the best piece of advice above is to practice a couple of times with scrap.
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    Good thing I read this

    I was going to try to break loose from my fishing down here to do a shoot. Good thing I read this, didn't know about the format change and would have showed up on Friday afternoon all dressed up and...
  18. Thread: Darn Savage!

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    It's been like that with Savages for a couple of...

    It's been like that with Savages for a couple of decades that I'm aware of. I bought one in the early mid-90's in 22-250 that originally got me started in the high accuracy game. I wonder what...
  19. That is an absolute beauty!!!

    That is an absolute beauty!!!
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    I've lived in the Charleston area (Isle of Palms)...

    I've lived in the Charleston area (Isle of Palms) for a cumulative year and some as I ran two construction projects there, one in the early 90's and the other about 4 years later. I get the...
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    Who made this barrel vice?

    I bought this barrel vice more than 20 years ago from one of the early benchrest competitors, Rex Dunn, a contemporary of Doc Watson and a Riverbend Gun Club from decades ago. Someone spent a lot of...
  22. Thread: Who has barrels??

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    Ended up with a HV taper Bartline, 17 T, that is...

    Ended up with a HV taper Bartline, 17 T, that is due for delivery to a certain very Humble gunsmith today for a chambering with his new minimum-neck-turn reamer. He's incorporated another unusual...
  23. Thread: Who has barrels??

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    Thanks, Guys!!

    Thanks, Guys!!
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    Who has barrels??

    Trying to find a Bartline or Krieger, 30 cal. 17 twist, HV taper. Anyone know who might have something like that?

    Been out of competition for a few years and everything has gotten scarce and...
  25. Sorry, wasn't clear. Even with a "no turn" you...

    Sorry, wasn't clear. Even with a "no turn" you still neck turn, but only the minimum amount to make the necks concentric. With Lapua, it only takes .001" +/- a small amount.
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