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#12061 OFFLINE   mattd65636

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Posted Jan. 19 2018 - 10:40 PM

I'm a Redding fanboy now, love the micrometer seater with different seating steams. Love that I can set my neck tension with different bushings on the fl dies.




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Posted Jan. 19 2018 - 10:40 PM

Those micrometer dies rock. I'm going to order a couple of the micrometer seater stems for my Hornady dies. Especially after the short loading festivities this evening. Seat, heck, screw seater down, seat again, check again, rinse repeat.


I've put those tops on a seater die for each caiber. They sure make change over fast.

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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 07:41 PM

Had my second outing with the 6x6.8 today. It appears this one is going to be difficult to find a good load for. I have had pretty crappy results with 58g vmax w/ 8208, 87g BTHP w/ 8208 and CFE, and 85g Speer btsp w/ 8208. I still have some 87g Berger VLDs to try but I'm thinking either I need to try some other powders, or this barrel isn't a shooter.


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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 07:43 PM

Had my second outing with the 6x6.8 today. It appears this one is going to be difficult to find a good load for. I have had pretty crappy results with 58g vmax w/ 8208, 87g BTHP w/ 8208 and CFE, and 85g Speer btsp w/ 8208. I still have some 87g Berger VLDs to try but I'm thinking either I need to try some other powders, or this barrel isn't a shooter.

 

That not making me all warm and fuzzy. I have yet to shoot mine. 




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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 07:44 PM

I've put those tops on a seater die for each caiber. They sure make change over fast.

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Got the two I ordered today. I like. Will be a big help for dialing OAL in.




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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 07:46 PM

 

That not making me all warm and fuzzy. I have yet to shoot mine. 

I don't think yours is the same make.




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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 08:01 PM

I don't think yours is the same make.


Yeah mine is not a BHW. Honestly, mine hasn't been horrible, but the best groups so far have only been a hair under an inch with most in the 1.3"-2" range. I'm guessing I'm just going to have to do a lot more tweaking to get a load I feel is acceptable.


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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 08:07 PM

Yeah mine is not a BHW. Honestly, mine hasn't been horrible, but the best groups so far have only been a hair under an inch with most in the 1.3"-2" range. I'm guessing I'm just going to have to do a lot more tweaking to get a load I feel is acceptable.

 

Ok thank you for the follow on. Man, I'm sorry you are having issues.




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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 08:18 PM

Yeah mine is not a BHW. Honestly, mine hasn't been horrible, but the best groups so far have only been a hair under an inch with most in the 1.3"-2" range. I'm guessing I'm just going to have to do a lot more tweaking to get a load I feel is acceptable.

I am in that boat trying to get some lead free 204's to fly right. I know the barrel will shoot as I have three loads that group under 1/2"....I just can't get two of the lead free pills to play along. I am going to make one more attempt with the two pills and if nothing shakes out of them I am going to start completely over with those two and go back to 200 yards and fire one round at each powder level and work it up and see where the optimal powder range falls then work length from there .....again.   


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Posted Jan. 21 2018 - 11:48 PM

Had my second outing with the 6x6.8 today. It appears this one is going to be difficult to find a good load for. I have had pretty crappy results with 58g vmax w/ 8208, 87g BTHP w/ 8208 and CFE, and 85g Speer btsp w/ 8208. I still have some 87g Berger VLDs to try but I'm thinking either I need to try some other powders, or this barrel isn't a shooter.


I have had no luck with 8208 in multiple barrels. I have since moved on to h322 with the 58s. Start 0.020" off the lands and work up from 30.0gr to 31.5 or so.

It seems like the accuracy nodes show up at about 30.7gr and 31.5gr give or take a tenth or 2.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:15 PM

I have had no luck with 8208 in multiple barrels. I have since moved on to h322 with the 58s. Start 0.020" off the lands and work up from 30.0gr to 31.5 or so.

It seems like the accuracy nodes show up at about 30.7gr and 31.5gr give or take a tenth or 2.


Thanks for the info, I'll go pick up some h322 and work up some ladders.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:48 PM

Today I am loading up three lead free pills again for the new barrel. I have two confirmation loads on the 26g BVG's. I am getting two really good groups out of two different powder charges on the low end so I will pick between the two after they are shot again. I made a large ladder for the middle of the powder charges for the 32g Nosler ballistic tips that won't fly at the lower or higher end of the scale. And I am starting over with the 24g Hornady NTX. A whole new complete ladder for that one in what I believe is the optimum length for this barrel. 

 

I really need the 24's to find a node and I can only hope I find one for the 32's. I have 1500 of the 32's so I need to find a node so I can use them up. I may never buy them again as they are hard to get in blems and way to pricey to buy outright. The 26's and 24's are going to be my main sage rat splatter ammo after this last year we can run lead. 

 

I have 20 more cases to load up out of the 80 I have mapped out for this run. I ran short on prepped cases for my testing so I am cleaning up what I need.  Sage rat season is fast approaching and this barrel may have to take a back seat on development until after the season. 




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Posted Yesterday, 03:29 PM

Today I am loading up three lead free pills again for the new barrel. I have two confirmation loads on the 26g BVG's. I am getting two really good groups out of two different powder charges on the low end so I will pick between the two after they are shot again. I made a large ladder for the middle of the powder charges for the 32g Nosler ballistic tips that won't fly at the lower or higher end of the scale. And I am starting over with the 24g Hornady NTX. A whole new complete ladder for that one in what I believe is the optimum length for this barrel. 
 
I really need the 24's to find a node and I can only hope I find one for the 32's. I have 1500 of the 32's so I need to find a node so I can use them up. I may never buy them again as they are hard to get in blems and way to pricey to buy outright. The 26's and 24's are going to be my main sage rat splatter ammo after this last year we can run lead. 
 
I have 20 more cases to load up out of the 80 I have mapped out for this run. I ran short on prepped cases for my testing so I am cleaning up what I need.  Sage rat season is fast approaching and this barrel may have to take a back seat on development until after the season. 

Hope you get something worked out. Cali really screwed everyone on this.


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