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    good stuff
    Is that federal gold match plastic thingies

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    They might come with the GM ammo, but I'm not sure. I got them with some of Federal's "Powershok" hunting ammo.
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    Can you explain the paper clip test?

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    the federal gold match come with the same kind of plastic holders
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    Here's a good explanation from stormrider in another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormrider
    Paper clip test:
    Bend a paper clip to make a small right angle and sharpen it to a wedge shape so it has a flat side up or down.
    Make it so the length of the small piece is about a 1/4 inch long.
    Insert it into the brass case and all the way down to the base of the case.
    Scrape the sharpend flat edge along the side of the case while pulling it out of the case.
    If it finds an indentation inside the case it will stick in it.
    That case is close to a head separation, discard it.
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    Wow, my setup is so close to yours It's unbelievable. I think the only difference in equipment I noticed was the scale, I'm using a Dillon.

    I don't do any wet cleaning of cases, I tumble clean with Lyman treated corn cobb, then after I re size I tumble with Lyman treated walnut, it cleans off the sizing wax and gives a nice polish, that way the next time they come clean really quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the m700 project
    Can you explain the paper clip test?
    Scroll to the bottom of this page for an in-depth explanation->

    http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting...zing/index.asp

    This is good info on the whole procedure and has photos to help make it easily understood.
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    Thanks Janvier and Slick for the replies. I have never checked for this but i usually just do 4 loads in my bolt 223 then feed it to the AR and its usually done after that maybe 1 more load. I get alot of dents in my AR right at the neck.

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    That paperclip for head separation is clever. I have used that a few times.
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    Okay, by Sunday I obviously meant Wednesday. Now then. We have cases prepped, ready to be loaded. This is the really fun part. Again, any questions/comments/suggestions are very welcome. I want to know if this ever helps anybody!


    We start by priming. Here are primers, the primer tray, and the hand priming tool.


    You can see the primer raised up as the handle is squeezed.


    And with a case in the shellholder.


    Once they're all primed, you fill them with powder. Here's my powder measure, and along the bottom you can see clutter which you should NOT have on your reloading bench.


    Crank the handle up and down, and you have a powder charge.


    It may not be perfect (depending on the quality of your dispenser), so it can pay to aim for slightly under your target charge, weigh each charge on a scale, and trickle up to weight. This one looks good.


    Pour it in the case with a funnel. The black box is to catch potential leakage while maintaining the charge's weight. And good for catching overflow if you accidentally double charge. Theoretically, of course....


    Now that we're charged, we're ready to seat the bullet. Set your seating die. Keep keys, batteries, and other assorted junk off your bench! Messy workspaces lead to mistakes. Again, theoretically... It could happen.


    Sit the bullet on the case mouth, and run it up through the die.


    Indeed, when it comes down out of the seating die, you are looking at a loaded round. The fruit of your minimal labour. To your rifle, it will taste very sweet.


    You can load your own ammo with little trouble, and you will subsequently come to a better understanding of your rifle. You may even develop a relationship with your rifle beyond what you ever imagined when using factory ammo. The results are epic. The process is simple. What is more beautiful than a gleaming field of ammo? Especially your own handloaded ammo, that you personally made? The sharp glow of brass and copper melts my heart. Gun control laws melt my brain. Keep your powder dry!
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