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gitano 04-19-2015 06:29 PM

Re: A New Rifle
Looks good, RJ. I like AcraGlass.


drinksgin (deceased) 04-19-2015 08:38 PM

Re: A New Rifle
Just a question,why did you kill it?


recoil junky 04-26-2015 02:11 PM

Re: A New Rifle
Same load and everything as before this group had promise until the 3rd and 5th shots went south literally.

And here's why:

Notice the primers on the bottom two pieces of brass? Flattened way more than the top three. They even "felt" different. I think I have brass issues. It's from a "collection" given too me and who knows how many years between lots on some of it. It's all once fired from the same rifle though.

Now it's raining so I'll have to try again later.


sakorick 04-26-2015 02:59 PM

Re: A New Rifle
Loose primer pockets? I don't know for sure if that's the problem....operator head space seems more likely!;)

gitano 04-26-2015 03:24 PM

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"Operator head space" ???

Clearly some difference in those cartridges to cause the changes in the primers. BUT... they are all Remington-Peters. The only suggestion I have is to measure the case capacities before resizing if you haven't resized already. Measuring after resizing is OK too, but just won't give quite a clear an answer. It'd be a shame to have to measure the capacities of all of your cases, BUT... that may be necessary for the best precision when using brass from God knows where. I expect you'll figure it out.


Paul Hoskins 04-26-2015 05:36 PM

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RJ, check the case neck thickness & case length. Especially be sure there is sufficient neck clearance to release the bullet. You may be surprised at the difference in accuracy. I never worry too much about variation in case capacity. ......That's a good glass bedding job. I never had that kind of luck. ......Paul H

recoil junky 04-26-2015 05:54 PM

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These are part of the same fifteen pieces of brass that I started load development with. They've been trimmed (a couple times at least) chamfered and the flash holes deburred.

I might be fighting bullet problems. This barrel has the same crown as the crown as the 300RUM and the .243 which don't like long boat tails either.


recoil junky 06-05-2015 04:21 PM

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So . . . . . even though I'm not supposed to be shooting I did anyway (more on that in a minute)

Since my last "published" attempt, I got some Hornady brass and changed to 100 grain Nolser Ballistic tips nad Federal LR primers. Not my choice for a hunting bullet, but the should do a "bang-up" job :p on prairie dogs.

Shots one and two are "fowlers" from a clean, cold barrel. Shot #5 was (to use Paul's excuse) too much coffee.


Paul Hoskins 06-05-2015 04:51 PM

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RJ, nothing wrong with that group. Too much coffee will do odd things to anyone. I never liked Hornady brass or bullets. Been trying to stick with Win. brass & Nosler bullets myself. They serve me well. .....Paul H

sakorick 06-05-2015 05:00 PM

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I have nothing against Hornady Brass.....but most of their rifle bullets are trash......Pistol and Muzzleloader bullets just peachy.

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