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Reloading / Re: ES/SD, Primers, Neck Tension, Give me your input!
« Last post by Jeff M on Today at 01:02:50 AM »
If the bullet goes where I aim it, that's all I care about.

Personally, I think too many guys, especially new guys, get caught up in chasing numbers.  If they were to simply load their ammo without all the additional nonsense, and then spend that time savings on the range burning said ammo, they'd be in much better shape come match day.

You telling your squad "I have an SD in the single digits!" doesn't win you the match.  Impacts do.


Unless, that is, you're talking about benchrest or something.  But then I suspect you would still be on the reloading bench because that 1/2 MOA group would be making you ill.  LOL


As far as neck tension, I do know that number on my ammo.    .002"  Why?  Because that's what I read on the internet.  Honestly.  It has worked for me so far, so I see no reason to change it.
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Bolt Guns / Re: What are you building this winter?
« Last post by Jeff M on Today at 12:58:45 AM »
Just got my rifle back from my smith today!!!

Big Horn Arms TL3 Action
24" Bartlein 5R 6.5 Creedmoor Rem Varm Barrel
Manners T6A Elite Carbon Fiber Stock in GAP Camo
TriggerTech Special Trigger
Area 419 Hellfire Muzzle Brake
Athlon ARES BTR 4.5-27x50 mounted in Seekins Precision Rings
ATLAS Bipod Rail
PIG Skins Barricade Pad

Please don't go gettin all butthurt, we're all adults here, but I'm DYING to know -

Why on earth did you build a $4000 rifle and then put a $700 scope on it?!?!
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Bolt Guns / Re: What are you building this winter?
« Last post by Jeff M on Today at 12:57:08 AM »
I'm currently working on a Mausingfield build in 260 remington. I have all of the components for the build, just waiting on the action.
XLR element chassis
26" threaded Shilen prefit barrel
Huber 2# single stage trigger
ARC rings
Vortex Razor HD 5-20x50 scope.

I could use some suggestions as far as a muzzle brake. What do you guys use?

When not using a suppressor it's either a TBAC brake or the APA Lil Bastard.  If I was an inconsiderate heathen, I'd be running an APA Lil Bastard on every gun.


FIFY.
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Optics / Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5x29x56mm
« Last post by Ironworker on Yesterday at 08:33:27 PM »
I shot in a prone 600 yard match for 1st time and  this new reticle was awesome. Guy next to me had a razor gen 2 and he said his reticle was to big (however he won the match) . Prairie Dogs of MT hated this scope. However with my 60 year old eyes I can't use this scope under 15X .Thumbs up on Athlon Cronus .
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Border Wars Rifle Series / Re: WTB Rolling Hills Mar 10 spot
« Last post by chasersax1 on February 22, 2018, 09:38:49 AM »
Still looking for a spot if anyone cant go.

Thank you in advance.
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Border Wars Rifle Series / Re: WTB LODI APRIL MATCH
« Last post by Fishbaum on February 21, 2018, 05:29:19 PM »
FYI, I am a border wars member. The registration reminder email got put in my spam folder.
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Bolt Guns / Re: What are you building this winter?
« Last post by iostreamz on February 21, 2018, 02:55:48 PM »
As I am a complete beginner I just purchased a Ruger American Rimfire 22LR bolt gun with a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 Rimfire. Set my target at 50 yards and am going to continue drilling it until I can consistently push 1/2 inch groups. Then jump to 100 yards and striving for 1 inch groups.

Once I am satisfied with my progress I will be upgrading to either a Savage Stealth or a Ruger RPR (both in 6.5 Creedmoor) with Vortex or SWFS glass.

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Border Wars Rifle Series / Re: WTB Lodi Border Wars spot
« Last post by CavReconScout on February 21, 2018, 09:16:03 AM »
Still looking for one spot for the April Lodi Border Wars Match!
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Reloading / ES/SD, Primers, Neck Tension, Give me your input!
« Last post by gconnoyer on February 20, 2018, 06:58:14 PM »
I'll preface this with me just getting into reloading. I've always bought match ammo but built a custom rifle for this season and wanted to really feed it something it deserves. I spent a bunch getting all of the equipment that I always heard people say "I wish I had that..." "Oh man that would be so nice to have..." etc... Anything that made them better or made it easier on me I was down for.

Anyway, I got a good load worked up and just wasnt happy with the SD and ES. It shot well under 1/2 MOA at 600, but I know they could be better.

I went to the range tonight after making a primer change. (I wanted to make one change at a time to see what affected what and know what part was actually making a difference)

Over 20rounds I had an SD of 7.6 (with the federal primers vs the CCIs) And other than 4 oddly high shots (random and not in an increasing heat order) had a 15fps ES.

What is everyone getting, checking, tweaking, to improve their SDs?


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Introduce Yourself / Re: FNG here from St Louis, MO
« Last post by Jeff M on February 19, 2018, 10:13:25 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Jeff, I'm shooting in MOST/Border Wars again this year. I'm not sure how many BW matches I'll be at but definitely any that coincide with MOST

Nice.  You should check out the KPRC too, right next door.  Derek Love puts on some solid matches.
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