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Welcome to this community for the 6.5 Creedmoor metallic cartridge enthusiasts. We have been sharing information here since February 2010 and have grown quite a bit since. Please join us and share your experiences with the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, and also please spread the word about the forum. As we continue growing, the forum will become an even greater resource for all of us.


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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: When Better Ruger Americans are Built Franchi Will Build Them- NOT!
Last post by sportacus -
I guess that European "out of the box" thinkers don't have to worry about US patents, do they?
Now that's funny!  I read the article. Major differences I saw were the safety and the mag as Eric B. has already stated.   Bolt, bedding system looks pretty much the same.  Ruger probably has a case.   But, Ruger probably not too concerned about losing market share because their "stuff" is made in the USA quality and the American line has been out there for a while.  They have sold a pile of them. 
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Hunting / Re: Quadcolor Coyote
Last post by HufD63 -
Stress relieved, ah feel much better after watching the video.  Good coyote is a dead coyote.
I'd think about mounting it also.  What shape is the fur this late down there?  Up north here they are already rubbed.  Remember the day when we got $60 bucks for a nice one.  That was 2 days wages back then.
Good job,
Randy

I tell my kids that when I was in high school I made more money hunting coyotes & fox than most adults with a full time job.

$75 on up for a coyote
$50 - $70 for fox
$50 on up for coons

77-78 & 78-79 were bad winters and they were easy pickins off a snowmobile! Drive around with a light at night for coons. Easy money & fun to boot!
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: Daniel Defense switch hitter
Last post by Regnar -
Ar market is saturated and depressed. Even the high end market is getting there.

The progression of a good business is to grow and expand.  The more you push your comfort zone the better you will be.

DD is not the only ar makers that is producing bolt guns now.
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Reloading / Re: New BRA
Last post by HufD63 -
Consider a spare press (I use and old Rockchucker II) as a 'second operation' tool.  I put un a Hornady Lock-N-load bushing in one and have L-N-L sleeves on my depriming dies, collet bullet puller, mandrel dies and can change between operations is 2 seconds.  I devote the press to non-sizing operations so I don't care about primer 'grime' getting on the ram.  On my sizing press I only perform that operation as I want it to remain pristine.  It takes about 3-4 seconds to load a case, pull the ram handle, eject the case into a bucket below the press.....easy peasy.

 :D  I'm not sure how many presses I have, I like to leave my dies set up when I'm tuning. One for sizing, one for seating and one with a bullet puller just in case. Just bought a RCBS RS 2 on eBay for the smaller size to bolt to a board and take to matches. Also have a Harrel's Compact that I really haven't found a good use for. I also have a Rockchucker, a Lee, and a Redding T7 sitting under the bench still in the box.      
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Reloading / Re: New BRA
Last post by CaptGrumpy -
Does the Harvey center the pin or do you have to hunt around for the flash hole?

It is a hunt at first but with practice it is second nature. I can keep up or go faster than you with the Frankfort Arsenal deprimer gun plus my hand does not get fatigued if doing a large pile.
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Reloading / Re: New BRA
Last post by rardoin -
Consider a spare press (I use and old Rockchucker II) as a 'second operation' tool.  I put un a Hornady Lock-N-load bushing in one and have L-N-L sleeves on my depriming dies, collet bullet puller, mandrel dies and can change between operations is 2 seconds.  I devote the press to non-sizing operations so I don't care about primer 'grime' getting on the ram.  On my sizing press I only perform that operation as I want it to remain pristine.  It takes about 3-4 seconds to load a case, pull the ram handle, eject the case into a bucket below the press.....easy peasy.
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Reloading / Re: New BRA
Last post by HufD63 -
Following up on the bullet sorting theory. After seating several of these sorted bullets I have a few opinions.

I do believe it has without a doubt made achieving seating depth consistency easier. I still seat .005 long measure and do the final seat and get incredible consistency.

I've been alternating between a Harrel's Arbor press with a Wilson inline micrometer top seater for a 6 Dasher and an old $35 Lyman Spartan single stage C press with a Forster 6 BR Microseater and using a Sinclair 6mm insert on a Brown & Sharpe dial caliper to measure.

I find it a little hard to believe but I'm getting the best results on the old Lyman Spartan press with the Forster die.

I know without a doubt my seating consistency has improved with the sorting and after I get my load tuned I'll shoot some sorted VS non sorted groups and see what the target says.
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Reloading / Re: New BRA
Last post by HufD63 -
Dave,
The Frankfort Arsenal deprimer is ok but I wore one out and said never again especially after destroying multiple pins. I did some research and found the www.harveydeprimer.com and have over 20,000 cases deprimed and not one hiccup nor bent or broken pin. No shell holders to change and you can deprime a mixed pile of brass without sorting. I use a soup can to pop my spent primers into. Check it out and you will never go back. Harvey will include a smaller diameter pin for the Lapua brass free of charge as well. 

Make sure that you specify left hand or the right hand model! lol

Does the Harvey center the pin or do you have to hunt around for the flash hole?
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Reloading / Re: Diy prototype annealer
Last post by mnbogboy -
Now that is the best DIY annealor that I have seen yet.
Now for a motor mod for it! LOL
Original plan included a motor but I thought I would try it for a while before I buy one.  Works slicker than my hand method and seems to be a tad faster.  If I was still working it would have been all metal.  Forming the cam from 3 pieces of plywood with a jig saw and a rasp isn't too precise.  If/when I add the motor it will need to be "jogged" for loading.
Thanks all for the encoragement & critiques
Randy

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