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  • McFred's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 10:27 PM
    I lied. Anymore I find inletting a stock more difficult than chambering a barrel, but I got it done today. Just need to trim some action screws and bed it!
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    09-16-2018, 10:03 AM
    Nice Write-up. I lust after the stainless Minis you folk get there, but I guess I should be happy that the plain Jane complete steel barreled actions are USD$220 here. What twist rate does Howa offer there for .223 Remington?
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    09-11-2018, 11:48 PM
    .223 WSSM with a 1:7 twist SS Palma Krieger. Testing first for max velocity fun then it'll get bobbed to 23" from 30" and throated for 80-95 grain projectiles. I know WSSMs are not very popular, but it's short, fits in a 10-round short-action...
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    09-11-2018, 12:35 AM
    A few months ago when there was a 30% rebate on the A&D FX-120i scale, the "auto-trickler" and the "auto-thrower" I bought in. It isn't an inexpensive setup, but today my time is worth more than money after having jiggled stick powders through a...
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    09-11-2018, 12:01 AM
    Got a M7 stuck together for LR steel and varminting. Stock barrel channel needs opening and there's a cut/crown to do but the hard part's over.
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    09-02-2018, 11:38 PM
    IME it's a non-issue with proper projectile selection and enough neck tension, just like every other cartridge. A crimp changed nothing for me regarding velocity or accuracy and the the most setback without a crimp I could ever measure was ~.010",...
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    09-01-2018, 08:54 AM
    I would verify that you even need a crimp for your particular load. I have never needed one (though I have the lee collet design) when using suitable projectiles with appropriate neck tension.
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  • McFred's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 10:43 PM
    I have a trust and a few Form-1 stamps. If you go with a can for cast projectiles, make sure it's something either stainless, or titanium, comes apart and can be soaked in solvent or mild caustic agent (CLR/vinegar/peroxide etc.). It will make...
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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
GC Gas Check