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  1. groovinpickle

    Fed up with stuck cases

    Polish your expander ball down a thousandth or two if you want to increase neck tension. I put mine in a hand drill and turn it with a little steel wool and some Flitz.
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    75gr A-Max Powder Recommendation

    This is a much better option when you're limited by mag length. The Hornady 75gr BTHP Match works well, too.
  3. groovinpickle

    New to Quickload, question about seating

    Seating depth definitely has an affect on pressure since it can increase/decrease the available case volume, and QL will show you the results of that. In terms of seating into the lands, there's a variable called "Shot Start (Initiation) Pressure" that can be used to tweak this. The default for...
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    .223 bolt action 1:12 twist with H335

    I've loaded up some SMK 52s and H335 for my dad's 1:12 Browning X-bolt with pretty respectable results out to 300.
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    Loads for 52gr match hpbt 223

    Re: Loads for 52gr match hpbt 223 52gr SMK, 23.7gr H322 in my 1:8 20" barreled bolt gun.
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    Where the Varget at

    Re: Where the Varget at <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JoeBUtah</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hmmm... 25%? Around here a pound of Varget was $21.95 or so. At $36/lb that's more like 68% if my math is right.</div></div> Well, you do still have to...
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    Where the Varget at

    Re: Where the Varget at <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JoeBUtah</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Some guy on a local web site is selling 3-1 lb bottles of Varget for $110. What a price-gouging dick head.... </div></div> If you're that pissed about...
  8. groovinpickle

    Reloading for Precision AR-15

    Re: Reloading for Precision AR-15 <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TriggerHappy44</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can I assume that the recipe for 5.56mm will be different than for .223 due to the additional pressure? </div></div> I suppose that's...
  9. groovinpickle

    need a measurement on a Hornady 75 OTM..

    Re: need a measurement on a Hornady 75 OTM.. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Temp9</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but no one can give you a definitive base to ogive measurement. The ogive is the curved portion of...
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    Stainless Steel Media Testimonials

    Re: Stainless Steel Media Testimonials Thanks, Terry - I did try that, except with 5 pc of clean range pick-up brass just to test. That brass came out looking good, as expected. I think my issue was caused by the media setting in the drum for so long (with a little bit of water in there). It...
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    Stainless Steel Media Testimonials

    Re: Stainless Steel Media Testimonials Following up on my post about tarnished brass, after a few sessions of tumbling for many hours, I've got 150pc of once-fired Lapua that looks more like Brown Bear. Cases cleaned a few weeks ago in the vibratory cleaner are on the left, and SS tumbled...
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    redding s type bushing resizer

    Re: redding s type bushing resizer <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deadshot2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hard to make up my mind which is best although the Forster bushing die also bumps the shoulder and with the Lee Collet, after a few firings...
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    Stainless Steel Media Testimonials

    Re: Stainless Steel Media Testimonials I tumbled some brass yesterday for the first time in many months (6+). My media had been setting in the tumbler along with some water throughout this time. The brass that came out was dull and tarnished, which of course isn't usually the case. Does the...
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    redding s type bushing resizer

    Re: redding s type bushing resizer <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: arnie19</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have bushing dies but have been liking the Lee collet dies the more i use them.Arnie </div></div> They're much less sexy, but I agree about...
  15. groovinpickle

    Hornady 75gr BTHP in AR mags?

    Re: Hornady 75gr BTHP in AR mags? The 75gr BHTP Match works great loaded to mag length (2.260"). It's the 75gr A-max that isn't designed to do so (the ogive would be inside of the neck).
  16. groovinpickle

    OCW help...168 and 175 grain

    Re: OCW help...168 and 175 grain <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pwizl</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: groovinpickle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By the OCW method...
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    OCW help...168 and 175 grain

    Re: OCW help...168 and 175 grain By the OCW method, shouldn't you mark the center of each three shot group and compare <span style="font-style: italic">that</span> point among the targets? Otherwise I'm not sure how your method is any different from the old standby of shooting a bunch of...
  18. groovinpickle

    FL sizing, ring around brass

    Re: FL sizing, ring around brass The Wilson gage works as a go/no-go check, but when it comes to headspace I'm looking for precision of +/- .001". For that you can use a RCBS Precision Mic or one of the bump gage setups from Hornady or Sinclair that you use in conjunction with a caliper. This...
  19. groovinpickle

    My reloading process and reviews or some tools...

    Re: My reloading process and reviews or some tools... I'm almost ready to endorse this post fully but first I need to know what kind of booze you have in this pic. This is important.
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    1st .223 few questions?

    Re: 1st .223 few questions? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Huckleberry75</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have run that load in both federal and S&B brass with little to no variation in performance. No drop tube needed, just tapped the case in the...