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    .308 Winchester

    I don't doubt you. If we all knew exactly why certain components don't work for some we be in business making magic bullets. My experience with Hornady is factory 6.5cm and that shit is one hole ammunition out of my match gun, but in the past their lot to lot consistency has been less than...
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    .308 Winchester

    I've never quite heard that opinion. I think if I can't shoot any of these particular bullets well, I won't be blaming the bullet. That said, I'm not yet convinced I'll stick with the 168's. This was more of a test load to get my loading skills back up to speed with limited component...
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    .308 Winchester

    As good as the results are I wouldn't use that powder again. I think I could achieve similar results with a more temp stable powder. Speed was all over the map because of the wild temperature swings this time of year so it forced me to rely too much on instinct rather than data. This was all...
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    .308 Winchester

    This load is just stupid. Had I not had someone with me I'd have had a hard time believing my own eyes. So I just got back into reloading after a long hiatus (25 yrs) and decided my 1st load would be .308 Berger 168 hybrids. I used a Satterly speed test, came up with a speed node, then tried 5...
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    Berger 168 hybrid's for 308 best load for 20" barrels

    Thought I'd try this bullet after a 30 yr reloading hiatus. 26" M40 Win 748 (only thing I could get) LC M118 Brass, annealed and neck sized only Fed match primers. I tried up to .6 over Max book charge with no pressure signs but started to compress the powder at .6 over. Found a good speed node...
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    How to reduce AR15 recoil WITHOUT adjustable gas block or muzzle brake?

    I have a 20" barreled SPR with a JP LMOS and silent captured spring. Also have the same in a shorter carbine set up for NVG use. From my experience it's plug and play with no additional tuning. A shorter carbine length gas system may need tuning. The SPR has a standard gas block...the night...
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    SOLD: 6.5 Creedmore Prime (Norma) Once Fired brass

    ALL SOLD. Will ship tomorrow afternoon
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    SOLD: 6.5 Creedmore Prime (Norma) Once Fired brass

    ALL SOLD I have 500 250 pieces of once fired Prime brass. All bolt fired from a GAP HRT re-barreled to 6.5. $75 per 250 shipped via USPS flat rate. PayPal Friends & Family (you pay fees) or Money Order. I also have around 250 pieces of the same brass fired from a GAP-10 @ $65 shipped
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    Question for the guru's

    I think there are a lot of takeaways from this. Primarily that crono data should only be used as a guide. From the testing I've done I'm not convinced that crono data can be assumed to be correct and may exceed the published error rate. And to be clear I'm NOT blaming this on the crono. I...
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    Question for the guru's

    And to add...I just punched my "calibrated" MV into the shooter app and the results are the same as Kestral AB...dope is good using calibrated MV.
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    Question for the guru's

    And believe me I appreciate it. I'm all ears on this one. Truth is that if calibrated MV works, I essentially have no need for crono data but I'm trying to figure out why. For no other reason than gathering data during seasonal changes I could do it at short range with a crono, trust the...
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    Question for the guru's

    LOL, I read it on the box. Seriously though that's one of those things I assume to be accurate based on manufacturers data. I'm shooting factory ammo so I just select the bullet from the Kestral bullet library.
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    Question for the guru's

    I've already done that. It's what you're doing by basing speed on bullet drop...you're taking the crono data out of the equation. When I do that my dope is spot on.
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    Question for the guru's

    Yes you would think but bullet drop is a function of speed/weight/BC/gravity. It's is purely a math equation. When weight, BC, and gravity are known and verifiable what does that leave you?
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    Question for the guru's

    My thoughts as well. Yesterday I went out and at 92 degrees with a DA of +2400, my calibrated velocity was 2846. Using that speed I was center punching everything out to 1K. Several weeks earlier I was getting almost that exact same speed from the magnetospeed at 72 degrees which doesn't...