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Messages - bob_atl

Reloading / Re: loads for Savage #12 LRP
Welcome flex.   NIce new stick to start loading for..
Hard to beat 41.9 gn H4350 under a 140 gn pill, in my SAV 10 (24" w/break), Hdy brass.
Also need to adjust for case capacity since HDY is more than Lapua, in order to get same fps from both cases.
Usual caution applies,, to work up the loads from a safe starting point..
Bolt Action Rifles / Re: New to me RA Predator
Good start there.
I'd stay with the ELD-X and just hunt close around the 40.5 gr level.
Have two RAPS and they're both keepers.. (243 & 6.5cm)
Reloading / Re: 130 tmk's ???
Like'em, can usually find a node faster than the 140s node, which means flatter flights.
Also working with Game Tipped 130s (GTK).
Little more expensive than ELD-Ms but getting 1500 TMK at a time sounds like a winner.
Reloading / Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading
OP: on the 120gr Nosler ballistic tip , closest I've done in a 24" barrel was 123 ELD-M over 41 gn Varget for ~3000 fps, well under an MOA but not further tested. 
Reloading / Re: Nosler Custom Comp and RDF
Lofty, I've used both in 6.5cm RAP and SAV 10 GRS.
Both provided good results up to 400 yards, but the quality of the RDF seemed slightly better.
Took more effort to find a good node with the RDFs, probably all me.
Would still be using the RDFs, but got hooked on 140 ELD-M, just hard to brake that habit.
Bolt Action Rifles / Re: Do cheap muzzle brakes work?
Yah, one on a 24" 6.5cm AR,  other is on a 6.5cm RAP.
Range buddies like to move down a few benches from those.
First one was on an 18" 308 bolt, but since it mostly stays in the safe, it was moved to the RAP.