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Gunsmithing / Re: Black Walnut BR Stock
Beautiful stock and finish.  If the oak sawdust fill doesn't work, you could fill the voids in the JB with bondo and paint the JB area flat black.  A clear coat over the black would shine like the trigger guard.
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General Discussion / Re: What kind of flags?
@MJeff23

Ya but you don’t have your ass and rifle planted on concrete and you don’t have the major advantage of sighters to test the wind conditions before going to record rounds. And you are physically challenged with movement and obstacles! Even though I’m addicted to BR, I still shoot a lot of steel out to 1400. I have mucho respect for you guys in PRS. It’s a tough game.

It's tough packing a 26# rifle and a 20# backpack for a out-of-shape man in his upper 50's playing in a young man's game.  But it is extremely fun.  I really wish the sport would've been around 30 years ago!  I've shot so much off a bipod for the last 3 years that I don't feel comfortable on a benchrest--I'd get embarrassed in a BR match. 
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General Discussion / Re: What kind of flags?
You're dead on with that.  I'll add to that--in PRS matches I shoot in Alabama and Tennessee, we'll see varying physical conditions that affect the wind direction.  We may shoot target arrays between 800-1200 yards on a single stage.  For example treeline effects at 800, open clear cut with a low draw at 1000 and a hill at 1200. These can create R-L wind, L-R wind and possible headwind or tailwind.  We don't have the luxury of flags, but have mirage, tree and grass movement at each target--and impact splash.  But like you said, the wind at 200-400 could possibly be the controlling push on the projectile.  Worst for me is I can be on glass right before I step up to the line (got my calls in my head or on my card) and the wind completely shifts by the time the RO calls "engage."  I try to pick something I can see with my eyes at 200-300 yds down range (or the wind on my face) for my indicator if my plan is ok or an complete bust on "engage."

At least all I have to do is hit the steel plate--the edge of the plate is the same score as the center of the plate....
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: 6 mm dasher
My 26" Dasher has nodes in the 2880's, 2940's and 2980's with both Sierra 107 and Berger 105 hybrid (CCI450's and Fed205M's).  In the Alabama heat, the 2980's will show some pressure signs (stiff bolt) in 10 shot PRS competition stages.  I use N140 powder.  I stay in the 2940 node. 

I recently got a new 24" barrel and I'm dancing with a node at 2910 with Sierra 107's.  I've spoken to several people at matches that have recently backed down to the 2880 node.
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Reloading / Re: Autotrickler V4
I'm doing beta testing on the V4.  It is a very nice piece of equipment, major improvement on a very good system..  I use the 419 cup, but ditched the centering tray on my old V3 setup.  With V4, I just placed the printed center piece where I wanted the 419 cup to be placed on the scale plate.  The cup location is at the edge of the scale plate.

I also used the 419 powder hopper with V3.  The V4 hopper will hold over a pound of powder. 
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General Discussion / Re: Switch-barrel rifle thoughts
My original MPA purchase was a switch-barrel.  While waiting on it, I shot a match with Phil from MPA.  Told him I had ordered the switch action from one of his suppliers (quicker than waiting on MPA production).  Without getting into a long discussion here, Phil just told me that the Switch was not what I needed.  He never told me why--and I asked numerous times.  He told me when it arrived, to send it directly to him and he would send me a non-switch replacement.  I took him at his word, the swap was made at no cost to me with exception of shipping the rifle to MPA. 
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General Discussion / Re: PRS
We see a lot of different target and sizes.  Below 800 yards, we see:
-4" to 10" circles, squares and diamonds
-full size IPSC, 66% IPSC and 50% IPSC
-coyotes, prairie dogs, small pigs (normally below 500 yds)
-IPSC & circle movers

800-1200 yds we see:
-full size IPSC, 66% IPSC and 50% IPSC
-10" square to 18" square plates
-pigs
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: 6 mm dasher
I had the heavy bolt lift with the original Alpha Dasher brass, but have not with the new OCD brass.  Beautiful rig Bob!