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Welcome to this community for the Creedmoor metallic cartridges 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 Creedmoor cartridges, 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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Competition / Re: 2021 1000 Yd BR Nationals
Last post by autoxforfun -
I went from a Shilen barrel to a Krieger barrel.....I'm sure they used different reamers.  The good news is I still have some un-fired Lapua and Peterson brass that I can fall back on if I need to.
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Competition / Re: 2021 1000 Yd BR Nationals
Last post by HufD63 -
The better gunsmiths can headspace a new chamber to match that of your old barrel within a thousandths +/- .

Think I have 8 BRA barrels that share the same brass, chambered off the same reamer by the same gunsmith. This coming weekend i plan on taking my actions out to him to chamber up another 6 barrels for next season. With the actions in hand I've never had a chamber headspaced with any measureable difference.
I can swap a barrel in 15 minutes, 30 if I really get carried away cleaning things up and torque to 60 ft/lbs and get repeatable head space every time. I routinely shoot rounds in one barrel loaded for another with only the seating depth being off from varying throat erosion.
 l bet I have over 1000 pieces of brass that shoot in any of these barrels and will shoot in the new ones too.
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Competition / Re: 2021 1000 Yd BR Nationals
Last post by jvw2008 -
Consistent brass is such a core objective that even if your new chamber is a close clone of the old one, I still thinking it is prudent to start new brass with a new barrel. With 7-8 cycles on it, the brass is one of the least expensive parts of your reloaded cartridges at approximately 12-14 cents per cycle.
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Hunting / Re: Wyoming trip canceled!
Last post by gman47564 -
Dave i dont know for sure but i bet you can buy ground blinds that look just like the terrain you hunt in.. if not you could set it up and throw a bunch of the natural cover on it.
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Competition / Re: 2021 1000 Yd BR Nationals
Last post by gman47564 -
Alot of guys say new barrel new brass.. i cant afford that.. lol.. the only problem i have run into with using brass in multiple chambers is premature case head seperation if the 2 chambers had a big headspace difference in them.. no problems with chambers within a thousandth or 2 of the same headspace.. it can show up with 6 or more thousandths difference..
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Hunting / Re: Wyoming trip canceled!
Last post by HufD63 -
My main concern is they will stick out like a sore thumb with no cover behind them to break up their outline.
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Competition / Re: 2021 1000 Yd BR Nationals
Last post by autoxforfun -
I have heard but dont know if theirs truth to it or not that brass shot in one chamber will retain a memory so to speak and when fired in another chamber it will go back to the size it was when fired in the original chamber.. not sure i buy that as i have used brass in multiple chambers before with no problems.  Just something i have read on the internet so you know it must be true.. 😏
 
I had heard this as well but have not seen it my somewhat limited experience.  I guess the test will be what the brass does after it is fired.  It it continues to mis-behave, then there may be some truth to it.  If it is true then it seems that replacing barrels would be a real problem since all the brass would need to be replaced....hard to believe that this would be the case.

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