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    lathoto liked post by JW74 On thread : 6.5 CM Reloading Data Only
    26" Hornady Brass Berger 140 Hybrid 41.4gr H4350 CCI BR2 .030" off 1860 yards Altitude: ~7000ft.
    Liked On: 03-13-2018, 04:56 AM
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    lathoto liked post by straightshooter1 On thread : [help] Unable to load ammo with Ogive
    FGMM 175 SMK's measures base to ogive at 2.212 for a COAL of 2.799 (using my particular caliper). So, yes . . . you can keep reducing that length as I'm sure you're well over the COAL of 2.800" ...
    Liked On: 03-13-2018, 04:49 AM
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    lathoto liked post by Martino1 On thread : Berger 140 Hybrid Target in 6.5 Creedmoor
    I did a preasure test at 1 grain increments with Hornady brass and I saw cratered primers with my rig at 44-46gr H4350. I loaded rounds at 41.5gr to brake in the new barrel. Then I did 3 round...
    Liked On: 03-12-2018, 06:40 AM
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    lathoto liked post by Orkan On thread : Am I lucky I have all fingers and sight still?...
    http://i.imgur.com/ecWbhWyh.jpg Right out of the speer manual. Start load is 39gr... but that is with winchester brass. The brass you're working with is considerably thicker and you'd need to...
    Liked On: 01-13-2018, 09:50 AM
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    lathoto liked post by MitchAlsup On thread : Cartridge Inspection Steps
    {If you don't tumple your cases, ignore the tumbler stuff.} Before throwing the cases in the tumbler, pop the primers out, and look over the cases for any bright yellowing. This can be Incipient...
    Liked On: 01-11-2018, 07:12 PM
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    lathoto liked post by straightshooter1 On thread : Cartridge Inspection Steps
    When I was an aircraft sheet metal mechanic in the military, working to .001 tolerances and stress crack inspections were the norm (though for certain areas, specialized electronic tools were used). ...
    Liked On: 01-11-2018, 12:13 PM
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    lathoto liked post by Trg338 On thread : Sako TRG M10
    Hi there, just joined up. Thought some of you may like to see my M10 :) Its a .338 lapua. Am working up loads using both 250gr sierra gamekind and 300gr berger OTM. ...
    Liked On: 01-11-2018, 05:10 AM
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    lathoto liked post by NorCalFocus On thread : Neck Tension
    Great post Bigedp51
    Liked On: 01-10-2018, 01:42 PM
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    lathoto liked post by bigedp51 On thread : Neck Tension
    Thank you, not many people know how smart, good looking and modest I am. :D Also if you do not have a Forster die with its high mounted expander and use other dies then a expander die will help...
    Liked On: 01-10-2018, 01:42 PM
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    lathoto liked post by natdscott On thread : Rimfire marksmanship and what it can accomplish.
    Sigh. So some of this comes from reflection on the "art of learning" thread nearby. I often go on and on about what competition shooter can do, and we hear a lot of what military shooters can do,...
    Liked On: 01-10-2018, 06:59 AM
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    lathoto liked post by NorCalFocus On thread : Neck Tension
    This right here. I'm using the Forster dies for my match ammo and love em.
    Liked On: 01-08-2018, 02:58 AM
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    lathoto liked post by ddd oo7 On thread : Neck Tension
    Bushings will work. Usually .003 tension is plenty. You are probably not going to want to hear this...and you can take it or leave it, but you would be better off with a non bushing die. Bushing...
    Liked On: 01-08-2018, 02:58 AM
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    lathoto liked post by canuckienns On thread : Neck Tension
    Ditto; But I might add that various makes of brass have different neck wall thickness. EG. Starline .013 .014.. Lake City .013. 014.. Hornady .011 .012. and Winchester which was the thinest .010....
    Liked On: 01-08-2018, 02:58 AM
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    lathoto liked post by gpark09 On thread : Neck Tension
    For whatever it worth... because of above pointed reasons, what I decided to do was to add an extra step with an expander mandrel. When using the full sizing die, I took out the expander ball. This...
    Liked On: 01-08-2018, 02:57 AM
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    lathoto liked post by mike.h On thread : Neck Tension
    I concur with the last couple post. I find that my brass is more consistent using the Forster die without the expander followed by a mandrel.
    Liked On: 01-08-2018, 02:57 AM
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