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    Dang man! Iíd love a range trip that goes that...

    Dang man! Iíd love a range trip that goes that well! Great shooting!

    Youíve swayed me into re-trying some Hornady bullets recently as I picked some up during a road trip this past weekend. Since...
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    I hope those shoot as well as they look! Iím a...

    I hope those shoot as well as they look! Iím a sucker for a .30-06!


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    Thanks! I hope so too! Got a bit of time at...

    Thanks! I hope so too!

    Got a bit of time at the bench this week. Working on tweaking my .30-06/Varget/ 150gr E-tip load. Hoping to sneak to the range after work tomorrow for a quick test. After I...
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    I see itís been almost a year since I updated...

    I see itís been almost a year since I updated this. After buying and moving into a different house this spring I havenít been set up to reload for much more than a couple weeks. Iím back at it now. ...
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    Hornady Lock-N-Load OAL aGauge

    I think I got it figured out a bit better. Been playing with it for the afternoon and discovered some things.
    1) repeatable, consistent technique is a big factor
    2)make sure there isnít dust/crap...
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    Hornady Lock-N-Load OAL aGauge

    So I bought one of these awhile back since I load lots of copper/monolithic bullets and it seems they can be really picky about seating depth. Iíve been trying to get a feel for it lately using it in...
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    Thanks man! Everyone here keeps me motivated to...

    Thanks man! Everyone here keeps me motivated to get my act together! Hopefully will be getting lots done this weekend that will either give me more time to load in the future or will be more helpful...
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    Hope everyone is doing well! Been trying to pop...

    Hope everyone is doing well! Been trying to pop in and at least read updates occasionally! We moved into a meeting house this spring and have been had a super busy summer. The past few weekends Iíve...
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    Had someone local post some brass for sale...

    Had someone local post some brass for sale yesterday, I thought he was looking for brass. Well one thing led to another and I had some brass that he was looking for. So in all my post-moving...
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    Funny how the little things make a huge...

    Funny how the little things make a huge difference! In my old Bonanza Co-Ax press dies slide in and out of a slot. That slot is made to hold a specific lock ring. Forster rings fit perfect and...
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    Great to hear! How did switching up the lock ring...

    Great to hear! How did switching up the lock ring go? Any noticeable differences in consistency, batch to batch?
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    Oh yeah! I will do that! I think Iíll be pulling...

    Oh yeah! I will do that! I think Iíll be pulling my bench apart and re-configuring. I have a bit more space in this room so Iíll going to build a new bench as part of the room, no longer a...
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    Iím halfway through my move to my new house....

    Iím halfway through my move to my new house. Reloading equipment is all stacked neatly away in the room I hope to use as a reloading room. Hope all is well with everyone. Happy Sunday!


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    Iíve done this same thing from the start. Never...

    Iíve done this same thing from the start. Never had a use for loading any special brass in both my revolvers. Light loads load and shoot just fine in magnum brass. Got a few buckets of .38 special...
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    WTB Hornady Cam-Lock bullet puller

    Looking for a Hornady Cam-Lock bullet puller with collets. Interested in the collets for .22, .24, .28, .30, .33-.35, and .44.

    edit: Found what I was looking for.
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    Oh yeah! Spent just over a week on just sanding...

    Oh yeah! Spent just over a week on just sanding alone. Ended up renting two different sanders and I still did a lot with some small orbital sanders. Stained the floors yesterday and today we started...
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    Pretty much how I do mine too! Sent from my...

    Pretty much how I do mine too!


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    Just bought a house. Haha. No time for anything...

    Just bought a house. Haha. No time for anything shooting related for awhile. We have until the end of may in our rental right bow now so weíre trying to refinish all the hardwood floors, paint and...
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    This gives me hope for when I start reloading for...

    This gives me hope for when I start reloading for mine! Good luck on the load tests!


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    The one in the picture can be seen just left of...

    The one in the picture can be seen just left of the action bolt hole going the full length of that bedded portion of the. Itís a thin, but straight crack. Not that I want to monkey around with it...
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    Pulled a scope off my .338-06 as the scope wasnít...

    Pulled a scope off my .338-06 as the scope wasnít level and itís been bothering me. Since I had the rifle out of commission I decided Iíd also pull the action from the stock to clean the dust out....
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    Iím with JTD on this one. I think Iíll be taking...

    Iím with JTD on this one. I think Iíll be taking a break from shooting if my supplies run out. I understand that weíll probably never see prices like we have experienced over the last 5 years, but I...
  23. Thread: .308 Elk Load

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    I donít have the experience shooting elk, but Iíd...

    I donít have the experience shooting elk, but Iíd be a bit worried that the .308 wouldnít carry enough velocity for reliable expansion to 300 yards with the heavier bullets. I think the Barnes...
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    Today at the Bench.....

    Nothing too exciting but I worked on setting up more dies last night. I got the dies set up for my .30-06 and .243. I donít know why, but I hate setting up dies. Itís tedious but at least now I know...
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    I almost wish I had that problem! Ha! Since Iím...

    I almost wish I had that problem! Ha! Since Iím not shooting much, Iím slowly going through all rifles and cleaning them. Once the bores are cleaned the corresponding sizing die gets re-adjusted.
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