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General Discussion / Ruger Mark IV Recall
June 08, 2017, 10:52:01 AM

This is scary.  I need to check my 22/45 and send it in if necessary.
General Discussion / Re: Time to donate!!
May 26, 2017, 04:09:55 PM
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43.2gr of RL16 in Lapua brass and 140gr ELD-Ms is the load I am using on my RPR with a suppressor.  I would probably use 43.3 without the suppressor.  I am getting an average speed of 2,869 fps.
Reloading / Re: Lapua brass and hang firing
April 17, 2017, 06:52:04 PM
Quote from: Outdoorguy on April 17, 2017, 07:21:45 AMThanks for the comments. This is a new rifle and the 1st shots thru it so I will lean towards a primer/powder combo for this case as I am using the same combo in a 65 Grendel with no issues. I have some CCI450s so I will try them with some Varget or 4350 behind some 143s I have coming in. Will also go about bumping the cases a bit instead of FL sizing them.
Brand new rifle and reloads... ::)  Have you checked if you have the same problem with factory ammo?  I would try that before messing around with different primers, powders, etc.  That will tell you if the ammo or the rifle is the problem.
Reloading / Re: Reloder 16 @ Powder Valley
April 15, 2017, 07:50:11 PM
Quote from: Hawaiianks on April 15, 2017, 07:44:27 PMWas that with the Hornady ELD-M's?
Yes it was.  140gr ELD-Ms.
Reloading / Re: Reloder 16 @ Powder Valley
April 15, 2017, 07:04:22 PM
Quote from: txcas on March 23, 2017, 11:50:15 AMI finally got RL16 and worked up a load. I started at 42.2gr in 0.2gr increments and stopped at 44.0gr.  No pressure sings at 44.0. but no accuracy either.  My RPR seems to like 43.2 gr of RL16, on the new Lapua brass, using Unis Ginex primers, and Hornady 140gr ELD-M bullets.  Four bullets in a hole and a "flyer" that I am blaming on the shooter.  I used a Silencerco Saker 7.62 suppressor on the RPR rifle.  Unfortunately I was not able to get speeds, but I will post that as soon as I load and test some more.

Just an update to this data.  I tested the speed of the RL16 43.2gr load suppressed, and all I can say is wow!  The average speed of 10 rounds was 2,869 fps.  With 41.8 gr of H4350 I was only getting an average of 2,687 fps.  I gained 182 fps!
Quote from: Danbonzo on April 13, 2017, 05:43:27 PMSo Carlos how do you really feel?  ;D
What can I say, I hate cockroaches.  Only them and Nacy Pelosi can survive a nuclear holocaust.  8)
Our military just dropped a MOAB (mother of all bombs) in Afghanistan to kill Taliban and ISIS cockroaches hiding in tunnels.  To quote Gene Hackman, "By all means sir.  Drop that fucker, ...twice."
General Discussion / Re: hydraulic buffers
April 09, 2017, 10:36:42 AM
Quote from: rcnut on April 04, 2017, 07:54:26 PMHas any one used a hydraulic buffer on their 6.5 ?  how well do they work?  did you notice any recoil reduction?can they be used in conjunction with a adj . gas block?  yes I know I said I was done with my build B U T !!!!!!!!!! are we ever done???? LOL
Fuj asked the key question... what is the purpose of your rifle?  I don't have a gas 6.5 rifle, but I am a fan of hydraulic buffers.  When I was shooting 3-gun competitions I put one on my AR-15.  In that case it was done to reduce muzzle climb.  I could double tap in less than a second on an IPSC target and the two holes were next to each other.  So basically it was for faster target acquisition.  I built a 9mm AR-15 SBR that kicked quite a bit, until I put a hydraulic buffer on it.  In that case I did it to reduce recoil and now that rifle is more pleasant to shoot.  Yes you can use them with adjustable gas blocks, but again, what is the purpose of the rifle?  To me 6.5 Creedmoor has no recoil when compared to .308, so I don't see the need for a hydraulic buffer, but again I don't have a 6.5 gas rifle.
Reloading / Re: Tumbling Brass?!
April 02, 2017, 11:09:23 AM
I also have the Frankfort separator. It must be the pins I am using. Sideways they are just a tad longer than a 6.5 case opening, just the perfect length to get stuck. 
Reloading / Re: Tumbling Brass?!
April 02, 2017, 09:03:53 AM
I also wet tumble with SS pins. Do you guys have problems with the pins getting stuck in the case neck? I would say that about 70% of my 6.5mm cases end up with stuck pins. It is a pain in the ass to pull the pins from the cases. 
Reloading / Re: RL-16 Starting Place
April 01, 2017, 09:11:18 PM
On my RPR with a 24" barrel, I started at 42.2 with .2 increments all the way to 44.0. I was using the new Lapua brass and 140gr ELDs. My rifle liked 43.2gr of Reloader 16. I need to load some more and get their speed. 
General Discussion / Re: Vortex Bullet Cam!! WTF??
March 31, 2017, 10:45:56 AM
Quote from: stormin_moorman on March 31, 2017, 09:18:25 AMThis has got to be bullshit.  They have too much time on their hands
I think they jumped the gun on April Fools' Day.
General Discussion / Re: Magnetospeed app any users?
March 27, 2017, 11:04:53 AM
I am pretty sure you can use RSI Shooting Lab to import the data from your Magnetospeed.