I agree with Grant on the charges.
Where are you from bud?
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got a vortex hst on it but will likely get a pst for it if it shoots well...Ive been running a PST 2.5-10 on my hunting rifle for over 12 months now. Really happy with it. The gen 2 with the lower profile turrets would make it even nicer but for the price I paid I can live with it.
Just buy 6 packs of barrels 😬they’re like Doritos bro 😆😆
I think it's almost there. Going to anneal them in the morning and I think they'll bump a couple "thou" and be perfect.You've been here before Dave
I am using the hornady C.O.L guage to measure my chamber. Tikka CTR.That means your touch CBTO length is 2.319
I am getting 2.319. Taking ten measurements, dropping max/min and taking average.
If I seat bullet to .020 off this measurement (2.299) the OAL will be 2.978. This is too long to fit in mag. Mag capacity is 2.928.
Factory rounds (Hornady 147 ELD MATCH) are 2.798 OAL and 2.151 to ogive.
If I seat bullets to OAL of 2.915 to fit in mag, the COL is 2.277 which is .042 off lands.
Using my measurements factory rounds are .168 off lands.
Is this possible/normal or am I doing something drastically wrong?
Running Peterson and Lapua brass, in the Lapua, used in a Savage LRH, I can go 42.0 and a little higher, but in the Savage 12 FV using Peterson, 41.6gr h4350, (both with Berger 140gr hybrid) is highest I can go without pressure......and I keep hearing about loads that would lock my rifles up tight.....so, I am a believer in different brass, different pressure...rsbhunterI suspect you will find the neck thickness to be the cause of pressure with the Peterson brass. I encountered it in my rifle. Was showing pressure with a light load.I turned the 0.015 necks down to 0.013 & the same load runs fine now.
My .22 has the same sight picture as my match rifle. It's also very accurate. I am new to reloading so tuning in my .223 will allow me to shoot in higher winds and improve my calls. There is only a 12 grain difference from my .22 but the Hornady ELD match bullets also mirror my Creedmoor (140 gr.). I believe that minimizing the variables between match and practice is a good thing. It would be cool to have the exact same trigger.
I like her buck naked. Nothing a rattle can won't fix if SHTFThat’s a bummer mate. Sorry to hear that.
Thank you Jack! My stock is in production at McMillan and I am patiently waiting for it to arrive in late August-early September.
In the mean time I need to recover from losing my best dog to cancer. Going onto day 5 and I still cannot focus. I passed on shooting this weekend. The funk is bad