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Reloading / Re: Lapua and the annealeez
Is that with an Annealeez? I have been wanting to do that. Do you have a picture or two, by chance?
Nope made a dual torch setup from wood, use my iPhone and a  deep socket and drill.  Works excellent.  Adjust the flame to get near that 5 seconds mark and tweak with the iPhone metronome app, the time in flame. ( before orange flame)
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Reloading / Re: Lapua and the annealeez
I got tired of the little bottles so did a two torch 20lb er setup. Like it so far. Need to make an aluminum version.
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Reloading / Re: Lapua and the annealeez
With my dual torch, use temp stick to make sure I don't overheat down the case, and heat one to orange flame, then speed up my timer to arrive at no orange flame. With Hornady brass my target time is 5 seconds just before getting an orange flame. Grant those look very nice indeed!!
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Reloading / Re: Ready for first Load! last second questions
I would start low, don't worry about the few extra rounds. I also would work around the ammo length you are currently using if you are getting 1/2 moa. 0.003" seating depth adjustments at a time. If you can get a fps of your match ammo, it will help find your node.
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General Discussion / Re: For a target 6mm CM, muzzle brake needed?
Probably depends on how heavy the rifle is.  I love my brake on my 6.5, feels like a pea shooter. I think I would have it as an option on the 6.
 I also love shooting my .17 HMR. It does not really move at all. Can see exactly where you hit the gopher or grouse.  My .22 moves lots in comparison. 
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General Discussion / Re: Barrel cleaner of choice for a precision rifle
My Savage factory barrel shows plenty of blue patches from Wipeout after 70 rounds. I could get a bit more copper out if I use the Barnes CL10, but I don't use it after Wipeout, unless I am not able to let the rifle sit overnight with Wipeout. After my barrel is free of WO, then I just use G96 to clean and lube the barrel, wet and dry patches.  I would like to try the KG products.
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General Discussion / Re: Rotating Shooting benches
I just finished shooting gophers.  Went on two different days, a buddy and myself. The first day we shot 1000, the second day was 1500!  I had brought out my shooting table, never used it though.  I took my old video camera tripod, taped my rear bag to the top of it, and used it standing and seated in a chair. You could pivot all around, and was light to pick up and place down.  It worked really well and will be my new go to. ( poor mans HOG saddle I guess ) I did use a loophole sling, worked great wrapped around my right arm, and even better connected to my belt, even when seated. A big pillow bag would have been nice to try under the arm.  Anyway easier than a table and light to throw into the back of the truck when moving a few hundred yards to smack some more. Only problem is my nice wood stocked CZ452 Varmint in HMR has no QD attachment provisions. My 10/22 has a Magpul X22 and worked good.
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Reloading / Re: Single stage press recommendations
Using multiple seating strokes seems like it would potentially introduce more errors than it might fix, assuming a fix is even needed.

Each time a stroke starts there's the static friction component which must be overcome, that turns into a dynamic friction force which must be overcome, then do that 3 times. My thought is all that may result in a reduction of the most important hand loading factor; consistency.

Lee does suggest rotating the brass when neck sizing which I can see possibly having some benefit, I still don't bother with the extra step there.

Ya I would also think one motion from start to stop is best.  I do the 1/2 turn extra step with my Lee collet.