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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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General Discussion / Re: Welcome Moderators!
Last post by CaptGrumpy -
Thank God for miracles. My wife said that I can start hanging around again since my wallet will not be influenced by Jerry!!! :))  :))  :))
Glad that you are just stepping back and not disappearing! I see that it will take two guys to do the job that you covered. They have their work cut out for them!
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: FrankenCreed II
Last post by Fuj -
Did a little mocking up for the butt stock spine and bag
rider. Made a spacer to get my pull length right for me, and
with that done, figure in the lower rod, and mounting points.
Was hoping to get out to my sons place and get some mill
work done but, Mother nature took a dump on us. Got to get
outside and shovel the walks of 8" of the heavy stuff, before
school lets out.
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General Discussion / Re: Why can't I post in the lounge?
Last post by HufD63 -
I'm new here, so I'm probably missing something, but I've tried a few times to reply to the hunting weather thread in the Lounge, but I keep getting rejected.
It says it can't let me access that section, and can't even tell me if it exists?

I was able to start a post in the hunting section, so what am I doing wrong?

It sounds to me like your log in session has expired try logging in again.
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General Discussion / Why can't I post in the lounge?
Last post by Mgderf -
I'm new here, so I'm probably missing something, but I've tried a few times to reply to the hunting weather thread in the Lounge, but I keep getting rejected.
It says it can't let me access that section, and can't even tell me if it exists?

I was able to start a post in the hunting section, so what am I doing wrong?
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Reloading / Re: Micrometer seating die question
Last post by dadajack -
Seating pressure is usually the culprit. My LEE micro seater
I developed was giving me fits when I started using R-23 and
.002 necks.....I was still in the safe zone for the powder but
the fill was too much for the depth. I was crunching the powder
and the bullet had a little rebound. Lightened the charge by 1/3
grain solved the problem.

You could have just milled a few tenths off the inside case head to make more room. I typically have to expand the neck to body diameter, and make sure I don't get into the webbing too much. Then you gotta anneal, and form again... prolly easier to just back off the charge I guess. :))
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Bolt Action Rifles / A.B.A Howa 1500 6.5 Creedmoor
Last post by Mgderf -
O.K., I jumped on the 6.5 bandwagon.
New to the forum, and the cartridge.
I went with an A.B.A. (American Built Arms) Howa 1500 action on an A.B.A. chassis.
I have another Howa 1500 in .204 Ruger, so I knew what to expect from the barreled action, but was not familiar with the chassis company.
I was NOT disappointed.
www.abarms.com

This is strictly for hunting whitetail, coyote, and fun range time.
At present, my range of available shot will be limited to about 125 yards due to heavy foliage.
I've only owned the property for 1 year and it's going to take some time to clear out shooting lanes on 50 acres.

As the crow flies, I have about 300 yards in one direction on my property.
The other direction will run about 900 yards, but I seriously doubt I can clear that much, shy of bringing in heavy equipment.

For now, I'll be using factory ammunition.
What I have on hand is 140gr SP Federal Non Typical Whitetail.

I set up 5" targets at 50/75/100/125 yards, and consistently hit at all of these ranges.
I'll be shooting from the comfort of a shoot house that I built before last deer season.
I took last years buck (9 pointer) from this house, at about 80 yards, with a Marlin 1894 in .44mag.

I'm hoping to be able to reach out quite a bit further with the new Howa.
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Reloading / Re: Micrometer seating die question
Last post by Fuj -
Seating pressure is usually the culprit. My LEE micro seater
I developed was giving me fits when I started using R-23 and
.002 necks.....I was still in the safe zone for the powder but
the fill was too much for the depth. I was crunching the powder
and the bullet had a little rebound. Lightened the charge by 1/3
grain solved the problem.
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Reloading / Re: Micrometer seating die question
Last post by HufD63 -
This is where sorting bullets base to ogive really pays big dividends in sesting depth accuracy, especially going to a new box or lot# then if you really want to get fanatical about it after they're sorted by ogive put a 22 cal insert in the comparator and measure a few random bullets to see how they sort from base to seater stem.

A change from box to box or lot to lot on either of these measurements can affect seating depth greatly.

Very good point about the nut on top of the die as well Ranger I've experienced that several times as well. It's amazing how hard it is to spot things like that right under our noses sometimes.😁

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