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  • John McCorkle's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 01:06 PM
    There is alot there to think about then. I'm thinking from a benchrest perspective...like the guys who shoot those gigantic slug guns for the MLRA matches....how do they return the barrel to a consistent condition for the next shot? How much of that...
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    12-05-2019, 11:49 AM
    So next question is...how do you ensure you have consistent pressure while pushing on the rod? Besides feel, which I imagine will vary based on alot of factors but I'd be interesting to see what feels the same in one scenario vs another and actual...
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    12-03-2019, 03:28 PM
    Is there a good way to remove zinc if you test positive for zinc in alloy? I've always cast junk plinkers out of them but not sure what to do with any alloy that is zinc laiden... Sent from my moto g(7) power using Tapatalk
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    12-02-2019, 12:24 PM
    Il bite...why do you add zinc intentionally? Sent from my moto g(7) power using Tapatalk
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    11-29-2019, 10:54 PM
    Yeah I'm not sure I've heard that before either....I mean I amongst hundreds of others with hp molds would all be in a world of danger if that were true....I'm calling this one a wives tale. Also, OP, great work... great idea for those of us...
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    11-29-2019, 12:56 PM
    Great little rhyme...does any manufacturer make a flat face attachment for packing powder? Sent from my moto g(7) power using Tapatalk
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    11-28-2019, 07:55 PM
    From a pure best caliber standard I'd say the long neck of the 30 06 has the advantage...brass is still very easy to find for cheap and free from some on a public range but not nearly as plentiful as a 308. I have hundreds of piece of 308 I've...
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    11-27-2019, 12:17 AM
    Thanks for the replies, I experimented with my online to find durofelt was under my Lee REAL was the ticket ...man this things are accurate (at least for my rifle) but only mediocre without a felt wad. I'm prepping for a TC hawken in 50 I was...
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    11-26-2019, 12:02 PM
    As I understand it, overshot cards/wads help to create a seal for gas blowby which results in more consistent velocity/pressure and results in better accuracy...I would assume on conical loads it helps to protect the bullet base too? Am I missing...
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    11-26-2019, 11:19 AM
    Nice!! Planning, testing, fiddling and achieving your goal! Man there is something sweet and satisfying about thinking a think and following through that makes this a great milestone Congrats and continued success Sent from my moto g(7) power...
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    11-23-2019, 11:57 PM
    Haven't had a shot in deer yet with it, bit worked up a load in an online 50 with 1:28 twist over 95 grains of RS select...using the 320 grain version... definitely found a felt was from durofelt was the winning ticket with these. Get a cheap punch...
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    11-23-2019, 11:46 PM
    Nicely done!! Great shot and planning knowing your limitations and obviously practicing to be able to drop it right where needed even with the adrenaline going!! Sent from my moto g(7) power using Tapatalk
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    11-22-2019, 11:54 PM
    Just saw this, also picked up a copy of that mag the other day for that very article...also an article on making paper cartridges...not sure how accurate they could be vs patched ball but I'm will to give it a try Sent from my moto g(7) power...
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    11-18-2019, 05:13 PM
    I use 300 BLK alot, and with new solid expanders it works fantastic even at some decent distance...I use the 110 Hornady gmx (their version of the Barnes) and I can tell you assuredly it is accurate and effective at ranges out to and including...
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    11-18-2019, 03:31 PM
    How often do you see movement or activity your extended ranges? If all or most of your action is happening within 100 then your 10.5 is a no brainier... otherwise if you really do expect to see and have the option of a shot post 150 I'd take the 308...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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