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Reloading / Re: Where are the lands exactly?
Last post by CaptGrumpy -
Sadly not one person has answered his question correctly!
He asked Where the lands are exactly?
The answer......On the inside of the barrel! :P  :))  :))  :))
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Reloading / Re: Dies
Last post by CaptGrumpy -
As I stated in a conversation earlier tonight, it's a lot better than walking all around to beat a little white ball like a town idiot while dressed like a Mardi Gras float.

We have quite the crowd that comes out to the range dressed in their "Operator"  garb or they are wearing camo from head to toe and would never fit in anywhere because they have watched too many spy or sniper movies. I think they are as offensive to the eyes as any golfer. Good lord I do not even wear much for camo when hunting except a shirt, hat and jacket if that. Most of the time it is my Wrangler and Carhart brown jacket..
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Reloading / Re: Dies
Last post by CaptGrumpy -
Which dies set will be completely up to the OP.I have used Hornady and RCBS dies for years and still do. If Long Range match grade precision is where he wants to be then it is a matter of either buying standard dies and learning how to produce the best he can with those and then move up or invest in top of the line now and learn what to improve while he is getting the needed tools  his knowledge base and where he needs to invest to continue to improve. I know I want to end up loading flawless rounds so I do not need to think about those when I am focusing on making and taking that perfect shot when the critter turner and gives you the open door to fill your freezer with tasty organic free range meat.
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Reloading / Re: Dies
Last post by Steamer -
cwall.....we all have a problem. Oh, we may claim that we can quit at any time when being interrogated in the matrimonial court, but we know it'll never happen. At first it's just daydreaming about fancy European optics and the new Hornady bullets. Later on it progresses to the stage where all we hear in most conversations with non-shooters is something that resembles the adult voices from Charlie Brown shows as we try to re-do our dope card in our head, visualize spin drift and think about all the other things that guys like Lutz make us think about.

As I stated in a conversation earlier tonight, it's a lot better than walking all around to beat a little white ball like a town idiot while dressed like a Mardi Gras float.
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Hunting / Re: Varmint PRAIRIE DOG Hunting
Last post by Philbie -
I use 107gn SMK.  To see the mist you must first hit the mister.
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Reloading / Re: Where are the lands exactly?
Last post by bikemutt -
So what I'm hearing is "20 of the lands" is more or less a relative term.

I'm OK with that.

I'll stay on the conservative side for now but I'm thinking I won't be afraid to move around a bit with seating longer just to see if there's another sweet spot up north.

Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments, very much appreciated.

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Reloading / Re: Where are the lands exactly?
Last post by MSS -
The key is tearing the same technique exactly until you start getting consistent numbers.
Ditto.  It's all about being consistent and it is just a reference point.  I could not get consistent results with pushing no matter how light I tried.  So when I say tap, it's a super light feel kind of thing until I hit the slightest resistence.  For me, it's the most repeatable.
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Reloading / Re: Where are the lands exactly?
Last post by jvw2008 -
The key is using the same technique exactly until you start getting consistent numbers.
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Reloading / Re: Where are the lands exactly?
Last post by gman47564 -
I pretty much do it like the guy in the video. I don't tap it or try to force it. I push it in till it touches and that's my number. If you take a sharpie  and paint the ogive area you can see that tapping it or pushing it in hard it will leave marks from the rifling. It may only have one or two or three marks but them marks are telling you your jamming the bullet. It my be a .001 or it may be .010. Hard telling. That's why I push it in till it touches and stop. Like the guy in the video said it's just a reference  number.  Even if you think your .020 off the lands and your actually .010 or .030 it doesn't really matter. It's a reference point.
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: new Proof Research SWITCH rifle
Last post by flyer -
I think the Nucleus bolt is the cool one.  The Nucleus and Mausingfield both take Savage small shank Pre-fit barrels or a shouldered barrel with similar threads.

Remage is ok if you want to put a barrel nut on a Remington but Remage barrels are not as common as a Savage Pre-fit.  Savage thread is the way to go if you want more off the shelf barrel options, even plain Savage take-offs which you normally wouldn't use on an action this nice but I'm considering a 20" .308 just for shooting surplus 7.62*51 ammo on occasion.  It make switch barrel a lot cheaper.