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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    Looking for some input on what I may have done right or wrong and also learn for my next barrel on whether or not to change my cleaning practices. I have cleaned every 500 rounds thus far and have tried just about every type of carbon and copper remover. Cleaning is done by 3 wet patches carbon...
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    Ring just above shoulder

    This was virgin brass to start. Brass has been fired six times all through the same gun. Tac 30 in .260, bartlein barrel. Shooting 139 scenars 18k off the lands 41.7 h4350, 2815fps. I anneal every second firing on a bench source annealer. I just noticed this ring today, just barely catches a...
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    First build and thanks to Greg at Bugholes

    First off I must say Greg was super helpful, responsive to all my questions and cannot say enough for his customer service. Greg also delivered on time as promised. Thank you Greg!!! gun is chambered in .260 tac 30 action 26" Bartlein barrel heavy varmit contour timney calvin elite 2 stage...
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    OCW 18" WOA Barrel

    Gun is a DPMS AR 15, SSA trigger, free float tube, AGB, Luth AR Carbine stock, Sightron SIII. Load of XBR, Rem 7-1/2 primers, 77hpbt at 1.856 ogive, or 2.250, (just under mag length for me) 23.7-24.5 on the powder. Shot off rear bag and Harris bi pod. Barrel has 125 rounds through it. It started...
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    Choate Tactical Stock for Savage model 12 LRP???????

    My father bought a Choate tactical stock: Choate Machine & Tool - Tactical Custom Package Savage Short Action Centerfeed Feed Stock - Product Details My first concern is this is listed for the model 10. Upon speaking to my father he installed it and said that only 2 of the original action...
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    Choate Tactical Stock for Savage model 12 LRP???????

    My father bought a Choate tactical stock: Choate Machine & Tool - Tactical Custom Package Savage Short Action Centerfeed Feed Stock - Product Details My first concern is this is listed for the model 10. Upon speaking to my father he installed it and said that only 2 of the original action...
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    One bullet to the next.....making a switch?

    Fairly new to reloading, coming up on 1 yr. Shooting DPMS AR 24" barrel in .260, Lapua brass, Federal gold match primers, 41.5gr of H4350 and 140smks getting 2638 fps. (looks promising, but always 1 flyer 2-3" away from the rest at 400yrds?)I have a question for those experts out there and hope...
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    Real world 3 and 5 shot group expectations

    If my goal is to shoot 1.5 MOA @ 200 yards, how many repeatable groups need to be shot to confirm the consistency/accuracy? Lets use 10 3 shot groups. I also know alot of folks consider a 5 shot group to be the key. Usually shooting in some type of 5-10 mph winds. I have shot several 3 shot...