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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Since most possible causes have been eliminate it's going to come down to two things or a combination of both. Your rifle headspace is on the tight side. Your dies shoulder it 4 or 5 thou long. At this point grinding the die should resolve your...
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    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    They had several mods that worked very hard trying to be as rude as possible a couple of years back. Lots of folks left including myself. Not sure if that related or not.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Are you letting it dry for at least 15 minutes and inside the neck?
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    What are you using for case lube and your are lubing the neck?
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    Question on the Sporter Stock. My guess is that a cut down service stock?
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    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    I do competitive rifle and lots of prairie dog shooting so I use more than most but it's been 20 plus years since I have purchased anything less than an 8 pounder unless a 5 is the largest option. Normally order between 32 pounds and 48 pounds at a...
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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    On a highwall the 30-30 simply because it fits your 200 yard requirement better and brass is readily available in todays environment. Loaded ammo on the other hand is almost impossible to find. I really like the 30-40 & 32-40 in highwalls but...
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread I'm retired in Our Town
    Congrats, I retired about 5 years ago at 55 and I loved it until my wife retired about a year and half ago. She didn't adjust well to it at first so I took a part-time job at a local sporting goods store to get out of the house. I may have to quit...
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Alaska is the most stringent that I am aware of. http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=hunting.meatcare
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    That mold is not even broke in yet. Use a Q-Tip or magnifying glass to check for burs on the cavity edge. Conditor22's post covered remedies well.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    Yup http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/?s=headspace+comparator&submit=Search http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2019/06/cheap-tricks-how-to-measure-shoulder-bump-using-45-acp-case/ ...
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    Yes. Light strikes do effect accuracy in target rifles. Lots of info and theories on the web I have experienced light strike accuracy related issues a couple of times.
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    I figure I have enough supplies to last me at least ten years after I've died.
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    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread cbd oil in Our Town
    I used it about a month ago, and it did help some pain. Then my doctor decided I needed an MRI. Found out the previous doctor I had several years ago had misdiagnosed me, and he had put me through physical therapy treatment that was sheer torture....
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    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    Lyman 357122 Gould hollow point. Has survived over 100 years of use in the Eastern woods and is all you need. WW/soft lead 50/50 would be close to the ideal alloy for this use.
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    Yesterday, 01:55 AM
    Per the OP the issue is not the base it is headspace only. The question is why only on the GI brass? The GI brass could have more spring back for a variety of reasons. GI brass tends to be harder and depending on what it was fired in possibly a...
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    02-28-2021, 10:51 PM
    Proper adjustment of the dies is based on the shoulder setback for each individual chamber. Setting the die to the shellholder is the manufactures recommendation to size the brass to a minimum spec. to function in all firearms. Nothing more. The...
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    02-28-2021, 10:07 PM
    In the case of forming 308 to 6.5 Creedmoor in addition to reducing the neck diameter you are also moving the shoulder further down the case. Both of which can increase neck thickness that may or may not require neck turning or reaming. Using...
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    02-28-2021, 09:43 PM
    You have an optical comparator at work?
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    02-28-2021, 09:12 PM
    That was more than a few years ago since the Russian Primer import ban took effect under Obama in 2014. Trump did not reverse it. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2020/12/primers-why-there-is-a-primer-supply-shortage/
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    02-28-2021, 09:08 PM
    This really isn't that difficult. The OP stated he is a machinist and as such he should have the capability to actually measure what is going on. Is it a chamber issue? Is it a die issue? Is it a brass issue? A technique issue? A combination...
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    02-28-2021, 07:23 PM
    Standard die adjustment instructions are geared to producing ammo that works in all firearms. It is far from optimal in most. To do that you need to maintain a .0015" to .002" shoulder verse chamber clearance in boltguns. In auto's I prefer .002"...
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    02-28-2021, 06:34 PM
    https://byjus.com/chemistry/uses-of-acetone/ Uses of acetone Acetone is also known as propanone. Its chemical formula is CH3COCH3. It is a colourless liquid. It is the simplest ketone with condensed formula being C3H6O. It is an organic chemical...
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    02-28-2021, 06:26 PM
    Unlike Denatured Alcohol Acetone is produced naturally in the human body. https://www.webmd.com/diet/what-is-acetone#1 Acetone is a chemical used to make products like nail polish remover and paint remover. Your body also makes this chemical...
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    02-28-2021, 05:59 PM
    As noted LP primers are shorter than LR. They normally also have thinner cups. That being said if you keep the pressures under 35K you won't have any blanking or piercing issues with LP.
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    02-28-2021, 05:40 PM
    The Savage Axis uses the standard barrel nut. You need a spanner wrench to loosen it and than you can easily adjust headspace just by turning the barrel in or out.
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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
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