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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    BHuij replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Iíll bite. Itís a little more expensive but not insanely so. What does the 1500 get me that the others donít?
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    Yesterday, 02:11 AM
    BHuij replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Yeah the 783 is actually supposed to be a "fixed" version of the 710 and 770 where they improved on the parts people complained about most, from what I understand. I've looked at the Savage Axis since it was in the same price range. Not only was...
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    12-07-2018, 10:10 PM
    BHuij replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Interesting. Did he say why? I realize the 783 is not designed to be a high-end rifle, but all the research I've done indicates it can do 1 MOA or better out of the box. Seems like between that and the T/C either one would do what I want nicely....
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    12-07-2018, 04:05 PM
    BHuij replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Did some reading on the T/C Compass. Price is attractive and so far I think the 5R rifling seems great. It doesn’t come with a scope, but by all accounts the scope on the Rem 783 is something I’d want to replace pretty quickly anyway.
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    12-07-2018, 01:07 PM
    BHuij replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Popper, I'm enjoying the process, and don't see the point in giving up to go to an easier caliber. FYI, I do have a 30 cal and I do shoot cast through it. Having fun already :)
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    12-07-2018, 11:59 AM
    BHuij replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Yeah, you guys make good points. For my intended purpose, .243 and .270 don't get me enough advantage over .223 to justify the extra CPR. I have looked at Ruger Americans, but they're significantly more expensive than Remington 783s, and the 783...
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    12-07-2018, 11:24 AM
    Hey guysó I wanted to buy a bolt gun that I could feed for cheap, mostly just for paper punching and target practice, and that means finding one that can shoot cast well. I really just want something that can shoot out to about 300 yards max. Iím...
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    12-03-2018, 11:54 PM
    Yeah, will do. I may have a friend who is a better shot than me see if he can do better than 2-3 MOA from the bench with my AR. I also may test some alloy that is slightly higher in antimony and tin than COWW. But I have all but decided to get a...
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    12-02-2018, 11:44 PM
    Yeah, I looked at swaging and came to the conclusions that there was no way no how it would fit my budget right now. Get back to me after I finish a Master's Degree ;) The range I do almost all of my shooting at is the Provo City range in Utah....
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    12-01-2018, 08:43 PM
    So I took some refined loads to the range both with FMJ projectiles and cast, working off of the best loads from last session - 19.5gr of H335 for cast, and 22gr of H335 for jacketed. Because they were possible confounding factors, I removed the...
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    11-26-2018, 11:28 PM
    Anyone have experience with the Remington 783? The .223 model is right around the $300 mark new if I find a deal. It’s a 1:9 twist which will allow me to shoot heavier bullets up to around 69gr if I want.
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    11-26-2018, 08:15 PM
    Hey everyone— I'm considering picking up a bolt action rifle in .223 to shoot cast through. The objective for this rifle is to do target practice out to maybe 200 yards, maybe 300 max. But probably most at 100 yards. I have had people talk me...
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    11-21-2018, 12:43 PM
    I was able to get to the range yesterday. This wasn't my usual outdoor range with decent benchrest equipment. It was cold outside and I'm just getting over the flu so I didn't want to make things worse for myself. I figured I was doing my testing at...
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    11-14-2018, 10:57 PM
    Man I am so glad nothing like this has ever happened to me. I'm new; only been reloading for about a year and a half, and I got into casting at the same time, so I've never purchased bullets, always just made my own. I'm on a single stage press and...
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    11-11-2018, 12:29 PM
    I started powder coating with 9mm bullets. I would shake them in the plastic container and then insert them nose down into an empty 9mm ammo tray. I could then place the oven tray on top of the ammo trays, invert the whole thing, and I’d have 50,...
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    11-11-2018, 01:22 AM
    Might be okay for cast gallery loads like the proverbial 16gr of 2400.
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    11-11-2018, 01:18 AM
    I had more or less the same experience with this bullet in my M&P. It’s a shame; I really wanted to like that bullet. It stretches my lead supply, has pleasant recoil, is accurate at least out to 25 yards, and makes beautiful holes in paper. Just...
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    11-10-2018, 02:21 PM
    This is the one I'm looking at building specifically if I end up needing one: http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/any-diy-annealer-machines-better-than-this-one.3900614/
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    11-10-2018, 02:17 AM
    Thanks all for the advice. Time is much more abundant than money right now, so buying BLK brass as a long-term solution doesn't appeal to me. I have tons of .223 brass and a good percentage of it is Lake City, so I'll just plan on making LC...
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    11-10-2018, 02:09 AM
    So I've been absent from posting updates for a while here, but do have some updates to share as my testing is ongoing (just very slowed down since the new addition to our family arrived). I'll post more details after my next set of tests (which...
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About BHuij
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Got into casting recently. Currently diving headfirst down the "firearm ownership" rabbit hole.
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Utah
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Photography, aquariums, woodworking, audio engineering
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Process Engineer

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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