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Messages - Rob01

Reloading / Re: chronograph recommendation
June 17, 2022, 02:45:43 PM
Magnetospeed Sporter or V3 if you wanted the extra functions. If needed you can get a separate mount. Some rifles have shifts with it attached to the barrel and some don't. I have ARCA on my rifles so I got a Wiser Precision mount. Works great on the rifles that have shifts with it attached. But that said even if you did attach it and just wanted numbers a small shift is not a big deal.

The Magnetospeed is much nicer to use than those optical chronos. I have a Oehler 35 collecting dust after I got my Magnetospeed.

That's why I was asking as you can't just make it by running it through a 6.5 die.
Have you tried to put it through the rifle?
Reloading / Re: Brass Cleaning
May 05, 2022, 01:25:14 PM
Lyman tumbler with corn media and some polish. Cleans just fine. No need to get every bit of carbon off and I actually like having some inside the case neck.
Gallon zip locks with caliber and number of fires on it. Simple and works. Have bags with fired brass and then once prepped and primed they go in another bag and then into a tote with number of fires and number of cases in them so I can keep track of them.

General Discussion / Re: Muzzle break or Moderator
February 18, 2022, 08:44:08 AM
Yup pretty much comes down to what you plan to do with it. If you want the best recoil reduction then a brake will do it over a suppressor. If you wanted less noise then the suppressor wins obviously. Not sure where you live but in the US it can take a year to get a suppressor, especially now, along with higher costs and the $200 tax stamp so not a fast fix.

As for the brake, is your barrel threaded already? I would recommend a self timing brake if you get one. One that uses a nut on the brake to tighten it against the shoulder and you as the shooter can easily take it off and put it on at home without worrying about the barrel shoulder being machined to properly time. Something like this Patriot Valley Arms Jet Blast below. I really like the self timing brakes and lots of others so also as they are widely used.

Edited to add a video on installing a self timing brake. Pretty easy.

Reloading / Re: Body die setup tips needed
February 11, 2022, 05:08:00 PM
Quote from: bikemutt on February 11, 2022, 08:06:09 AMWith respect to either of these awesome lock rings and say, a body sizing die, do you guys make some sort of a mark on the die in order to know how much twist to apply?

I do with a sharpie. It's pretty easy without a special locking ring.
Bolt Action Rifles / Re: Custom 223 build
February 06, 2022, 02:26:33 PM
Thanks. i had a 20" on a 700 action I just threw together a while back and it was fun to shoot but I sold it and after getting the TL3 and getting a .223 blank I figured I would build another. It feels like a .22LR shooting it. LOL If I was suppressing a majority of the time I would go back to 20" also.
Bolt Action Rifles / Re: Custom 223 build
February 06, 2022, 08:26:33 AM
Looks good. I like the wood look. I put a .223 together about a year ago to shoot in Tac class with the 75 ELD-Ms. Went with a 27" barrel as I had a 28" blank and wanted all the velocity I could get up to the 3000fps max. Also a 7 twist with .223 wylde chamber done by Josh at PVA. I used a Bighorn TL3 action I had for a 6.5 Creed and just swapped the bolt head. I have been using 25.1grns of Varget but starting to play with 8208 also. Basically no recoil in the heavier rifle with a brake so a lot of fun to shoot. Have shot it in a match to 1150 yards and it did pretty well.

General Discussion / Re: New MDT bipod
February 02, 2022, 03:34:14 PM
It looks interesting.
Reloading / Re: Cartridge Overall Length (COL) sampling
January 21, 2022, 07:39:08 AM
In my SAAMI .199 freebore chambers:

140 ELD-M is at 2.870" to lands
147 ELD-M is at 2.890" to lands

That is in multiple custom chambers made with that SAAMI chamber. Some factory rifles can be shorter and longer due to QC.
General Discussion / Re: 6.5 CM Barrel choice
January 17, 2022, 06:19:20 PM
Must be a slow twist .243 barrel. With a faster twist of 8 and faster and 105+ weight bullets you can reach well past 1000 pretty easy.
General Discussion / Re: 6.5 CM Barrel choice
January 13, 2022, 06:34:02 AM
My 28" barrels run 140 ELDs at 2825 with H4350 pretty easy.

I don't think the Creedmoor is slow for a short action case. It's right there with similar cases. Compare it to magnums it is but you have to look apples to apples.
General Discussion / Re: 6.5 CM Barrel choice
January 12, 2022, 02:25:59 PM
Quote from: jozzapozza on January 12, 2022, 01:33:23 PMThanks Guys , so going 7 twist will not over do it ? I'm reading some stuff suggesting that if you over twist and get stability over 2 this can be bad ! There's that much stuff to read out there now you don't know what's right .

Again depends on the bullets you use. I don't see a need for over 147s and run 8 twists on my rifles. Have since 2008 and they run great.
General Discussion / Re: 6.5 CM Barrel choice
January 12, 2022, 08:40:22 AM
I'd go 26" to get free velocity. My match barrels are 28".  If you don't need the shorter length for any reason then go long especially for 1000+ shooting.

For twist all depends on what bullets you plan to use. If using 150+ weights then a 7 or 7.5 would be better to make sure they are stabilized but if staying 147 and below the 8 twist works fine.