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    Today, 05:09 AM
    A custom size die is $113 plus shipping. I now only tumble once. I anneal, lube, size, tumble, trim every time. It has produced very consistent...
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    Today, 03:43 AM
    I used to neck size for the same reasons you have listed. Thing is...it might slightly improve accuracy for the few times you can neck size...but...
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    for the money you have spent on trimmers you could have a giuard and be done with it.
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    This is a good idea. It can be done without the expander assuming all brass is perfect...but it is not. I put a full length sizing die in the last...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    I have somewhere around 50,000 rounds through my RT1500...and for bulk work it is probably the fastest...especially through a 1050 with a case...
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    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    It wasn't "good enough" in the case of your buddy...or many other people who have had MAJOR issues with "budget" builds. I am not downing anyone for...
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    Yesterday, 03:21 AM
    The bench model giuard is the way to go if you can swing it. It also indexes off of the shoulder so it would be slightly different with neck sized...
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    01-20-2017, 05:09 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    Savage is NOT what I had in mind when I recommended a quality rifle.
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    01-20-2017, 12:50 PM
    .22lr at 340 yards. 16.8mils up. I hit first round this morning as well as 8 out of the first 9. .22 will work at distance...if you have the right...
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    01-20-2017, 11:09 AM
    I would hate to have to shoot a hog with a .22. I know it can kill them...and if they were in a trap I wouldn't mind it...but for hunting you...
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    01-19-2017, 01:25 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    I personally see no need in working out to longer distances until one is shooting sub 1/2" groups at 100 yards. You are correct...there is a lot to...
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    01-19-2017, 11:17 AM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    I have not found this to be true...and I have loaded for many factory rifles. However this also enters another realm for the OP which is...
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    01-19-2017, 10:10 AM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread 6mm Creedmoor build shorty in Rifles
    Like hypo said...if you want a short rifle and a long barrel then look into DT. My 22" barreled DT WITH a 9" thunderbeast is shorter than a 20"...
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    01-18-2017, 06:10 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    This is my point exactly. I have watched your progress. You do get some good groups once in a while...but when it is not a good group was it your...
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    01-18-2017, 05:27 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    For every one that there is there will be 1000 that won't. That is not very good odds.
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    01-18-2017, 05:05 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    CONSISTENT moa at 1000 including cold bore...no. Consistent 3x3 plate at 1000 after cold bore...maybe. Depends on the rifle...and the shooter.
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    01-18-2017, 03:59 PM
    Are you married to the 62/55 grain ammo? There are better bullets for precision.
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    01-18-2017, 02:12 PM
    I did play with seating depth, powder charge, everything. Thing is...if they won't shoot less than an inch then seating depth is not usually gonna...
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    01-18-2017, 02:05 PM
    I agree. The only reason prices are high is because of the law which eliminates modern versions being sold to the public. A similar comparison...
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    01-18-2017, 10:06 AM
    Welcome to the sport. That will work for a starter gun. Don't expect much from the 147's. You will want to change out the stock and the...
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    01-18-2017, 10:02 AM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Long rang stocks in Introductions
    Manners stocks are my favorite. McMillan are a close second. Chassis stocks are also nice and work well. MDT, XLR, AICS. Cheaper than that I...
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    01-17-2017, 11:02 PM
    I have a set of these hornady dies in 300 blackout. They have several hundred rounds through them. They are better than lee...but quality is far...
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    01-17-2017, 10:56 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    This is very true. Many people also put years of practice and 1000's of rounds down range thinking they can't shoot any better because they are using...
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    01-17-2017, 10:40 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    It doesn't matter what brand it is. one can quickly get $3K into ANY $700 rifle....and still only have a $700 rifle.
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    01-17-2017, 08:16 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    3k is a decent entry level setup. I would not want to go back to a 3k setup though. Fwiw--I ended up with over 3k in my Rem 700 and it still had...
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    01-17-2017, 07:35 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    Most of us here have tried what you are talking about and failed before buying decent rigs. The rest of the guys here are in the process of trying...
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    01-17-2017, 07:11 PM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread Cheaper target rifle in Rifles
    You will become very angry and give up on the sport if you try to consistently hit 1000 yards with an $1100 rig.
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    01-17-2017, 02:19 PM
    My desert tech would not shoot the 185 jugs. I couldn't get under 1" at 100 with them and 175 smk's will punch one hole. I haven't tried the 175...
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    01-17-2017, 10:58 AM
    ddd oo7 replied to a thread 22 hornet troubles in Rifles
    I don't own a 77/22 and haven't ever taken one of their bolts apart...but this is where I would start if I did
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    01-17-2017, 10:54 AM
    It is not just the stock. Manners makes a stock inlet for the MKII...and it will shoot better but still probably won't be satisfactory. I had...
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