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Messages - bob_atl

General Discussion / Re: starline rifle cases for 6.5 creed.
I  switched from Hornady to Starline for my #1 range rifle, and will stay with them.
6.5 CM Starline case capacity is very close to Lapua, but less than Hornady by enough to change the load a bit.
Ammunition / Re: Hornady American Whitetail 129gr
I got 2802 fps with sd 6.4 but they were not accurate from my 24" SAV 10.
A month earlier I got 2777 fps with sd 9.1.   Used Magnetospeed V3.
Was basically making brass for another gun.
Bolt Action Rifles / Re: Boyds stock on RAP with AICS mags
A real issue with the RAP is it's cheap plastic magazine reliability.  (I have replaced one broken at the latch pivot)
Probably the biggest weakness in the RAP as a value package is that plastic mag.
I'm thinking their marketing was aware of this mag weakness and thought up a clever two-fer…
(1) Solve a reliability issue with a (2) desirable magazine upgrade feature, ie, sell more guns !!
Reloading / Re: SMK 150 GR LOAD DATA
My 24" 8:1 SAV 10 is on the edge of stability for 150 SMK, but I tried anyway.
COL 2.88" SuperFormance from 44.3 up to 47.0, but only had decent results around the low end of that range.
Pressure signs at the upper end,  so start low like I did if you try SuperF.
Gave up on the pill since 140s are much easier to work with in the SAV 10.
Reloading / Re: New to the 6.5
I'll say it again, the 6.5 Creedmoor was designed around H-4350 and a 140 gr …..
Agree, and that's a great way to start. 
I've had a tad better results with H100V on the 140s.
Best results with Varget was for 100 to 130s then 8208 for pills less than 100 gn.
All of this with 22" RAP,  24" SAV 10, and 24" AR10.
Gunsmithing / Re: Replacement Stocks for Ruger American Predator Rifles
Already put this up once & there are more pics on the link below:
B&C fit was perfect and agree with all that goathead said..

see link : RAP s B&C

UPDATE: did a little Dremel work on the mag retention lip and front rounded corners to get the mags to pop out without sticking.
Zero didn't change and did this 200 yard 3 shot group last Wed.

Reloading / Visual on 140 ELD-M sorting
Here's a pic of my simple sorting of 140 ELD-M.. approx. +500 pills. 
My goto pill for range 6.5 cm small groups.
This is a simple visual with no scientific method, and the 140.0 bin has been already been emptied once, so it really should be +200 pills, ie a lot more/higher than 139.9.
I pick a bin to load a series from, to keep the pills within a small weight range.