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Noob from Indiana
« on: June 03, 2018, 02:24:58 PM »
 

Peebles24

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I am from the Terre Haute area and hoping to learn better long distance reloading. I just put a Savage 12 LRP 6.5 creedmore in layaway while i was buying a eotech 512 for my AR. I have been reloading for about 6+ years and still consider myself a novice. I have been using poor to marginal equipment (lee 4 hole turret) the entire time i have been loading and is fine for hunting and plinking but not going to reach 1k yards consistent. Have the new Lyman brass smith all american turret on backorder. Now i need to figure out the rest of the good equipment i need for precision such as neck turner, concentricity gauges, ect... Not looking to break the bank but i do expect to spend over 700 for what i need. But the information and how tos is priceless and probably what i need most.

Anyway long story... Thank you all in advance I am sure you will be extremely helpful in my journey to 1k.

Chad
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 02:30:44 PM by Peebles24 »
 

Re: Noob from Indiana
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 10:31:56 PM »
 

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First, choose the game you want to play. If it's PRS-style, neck turning and concentricity gauges aren't going to help you much. In fact, if you tell someone at a match that you turn necks,they'll like poke fun at you about it. Lol   that level of precision is generally reserved for the bench rest guys.

All you need to play this game, and be competitive, is a rifle that can hold 1/2 to 3/4 minute, honestly and reliably, and a rifle that can withstand the torture you're going to put it through. Run the bolt fast and hard - that's rough on bolt stops. Run it in dust, and rain, and snow, also tough. Drop it a few times, rough on optics. Our rifles get all beat up. Often times the gear we choose isn't because of any magical reason other than reliability. Some of us even sacrifice some small amount of accuracy in the name of reliability. If you can shoot 1/8 minute, but you can only do it for 4 stages before something fails and take you out, you'll get beat all day by a guy with a 1 minute gun.



Ps - I know a grand sounds like a magical number right now, but honestly, it's a chip shot. :)
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