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    01-19-2019, 07:12 AM
    I use it in a few calibers. It gets run pretty hot in a cpl bolt 223's. Slow twists with a "massaged" Lee 225-55rf. Also use it in 7-08 as a mid level load behind a Lee 285-130R.
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    01-10-2019, 08:50 AM
    Remington still uses a 12T in their 223's..... if that's important to you? Most everyone else has climbed on the "heavier must be better" bus and gone with faster twist barrels. I have an older CZ 527 with a slow twist,and will never part with it....
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    01-10-2019, 08:13 AM
    Long action,30-06.... short,308. Because,you are probably less than an hour from some of the best Black Bear hunting in the east. The 308 has "maybe" a tiny bit more target application. The 7-08 is just an easy to shoot and tune,CB or JB that they...
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    01-09-2019, 08:38 AM
    285-130R Lee water dropped old W/W with a little rotometal,dang near lino thrown in. Nose bumped up 1/2 a thous,which also creates a meplat. GC seated/sized .286,body as cast.Any less,3-1 Bw-vaseline... would be none. Just above GC,applied with a...
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    01-06-2019, 04:35 PM
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    12-28-2018, 07:00 PM
    A couple things here..... As posted above,the nice thing about a gage is you can "sort of" isolate where problems are being initiated.... annealing plays a roll in producing deadnuts straight ammo. It "can" be a big problem, but can also not....
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    12-24-2018, 04:59 PM
    Bought a '16 R700,stainless SPS 7-08 new. Never seen a factory round or a JB. Wears a minty B$L 3-9X40. Shoots a nose bumped,as cast body,GC sized Lee 285-130RN. In the nose bump,a meplat gets swaged. Lube is 3/1,BW/vaseline. Ernie gunsmith...
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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