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  1. straightshooter1

    .308 Winchester

    CCI 400's have worked well for me in my .308, though I've not done any shooting below 45°F. I've used the 450's some too, but don't find any need to. If one is shooting in really cold temperatures, I'd go with the 450's.
  2. straightshooter1

    New Trimmer Advice

    Do any of those videos address the issues some people have for the pilot galling the inside of the necks?
  3. straightshooter1

    New Trimmer Advice

    I reload for 2 calibers and I use a Tri-Way for one and the Trim-it II for the other. The Trim-it uses the same cutter and the Tri-way and it much easier to make adjustments. For 3 or more calibers that you're reloading for, I'd recommend going with the Giraud Power Trimmer, particular when...
  4. straightshooter1

    Newbie questions

    Yeah, the GP-250 works well, once you've figured out how to manage the drift. ;) And yes, they've been discontinued, though one might be able to find one for sale on eBay.
  5. straightshooter1

    Using Excel to Build Data Table

    For SD's you can simply go to the Formulas tab, select More Functions, then select Statistical where you can find the STDEV function. Once you've selected STDEV you'll get a window where all you need do now is go to your list of MV's and select the range you want for the SD calculation. After...
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    Using Excel to Build Data Table

    Attached is the XLS file that I use, but in order to be able to download it here, I've had to change the file extension to .pdf. So, after you download it, you'll have to change that extension to .XLS.
  7. straightshooter1

    Remington 9 1/2 LR Primer Trouble for 22-250

    So, how deep is your primer pockets? I did see where you stated that measurement.
  8. straightshooter1

    Proper way to measure case capacity for Quickload?

    Are you sure about that? The meniscus on the left one looks a bit concave to me??? ;)
  9. straightshooter1

    Newbie questions

    Here's a little comparison I did to compare my other scales to my Chargemaster:
  10. straightshooter1

    Remington 9 1/2 LR Primer Trouble for 22-250

    They're dated 2023-11 Yeah, your primer height is the same as mine too. Looking at the primer dimension chart, the Rem's primer height is .119 (a hair higher than CCI's and Federal's), which means the anvil is sitting at .012 above the cup. In my Lapua vs Peterson comparison, that .119 is...
  11. straightshooter1

    Newbie questions

    There's a bit of a learning curve with any electronic digital scale, mostly having to do with the drift you can encounter. Once you learn to manage that well, it'll do well for your powder measuring. . . though many of them may not let you load as fast as you might like. I now use a high end...
  12. straightshooter1

    Remington 9 1/2 LR Primer Trouble for 22-250

    Since those measurements I've taken include how high the anvil is above the cup, you might find the cart below showing cup heights of some interest as it combined with those measurements helps me seat to where I feel I want to be:
  13. straightshooter1

    Remington 9 1/2 LR Primer Trouble for 22-250

    I've not ever used any of the Rem 9.5 primers before and I just picked up a brick to give them a try. The first thing I do is measure my primers as I know about the variances there can be in primer pocket depths along with the heights of the primers. I've never had a FTF out of my two RPR's...
  14. straightshooter1

    Load Development for 1k yard supersonic 308 - 168GR TMK - 20 inch barrel

    Likewise, it's been a few years now since I played around with 2000-MR. Below is Aliant's powder reload recipes for .308 and the data I recorded for 168 SMK's and 175 SMK's:
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    Long range (1000 yard) reloading for 308...168 gr. SMK vs. 175 gr. SMK vs. 185 gr. Berger Juggernaut

    From the data I've collected with my .308 using 41.1 grs AR-Comp (COAL: 2.956), this is what I get in my Strelok ballistics app with an MV @ ~2589 fps (Density Altitude @ ~174 ft.):
  16. straightshooter1

    Long range (1000 yard) reloading for 308...168 gr. SMK vs. 175 gr. SMK vs. 185 gr. Berger Juggernaut

    You might try the 169 SMK's or the 177 SMK's as they get out to 1000 nicely and they're easier to tune than the TMK's. . . ???
  17. straightshooter1

    Load Development for 1k yard supersonic 308 - 168GR TMK - 20 inch barrel

    Yeah, a 20" .308 barrel getting projectiles out to 1000 yds is like this ;):
  18. straightshooter1

    Load Development for 1k yard supersonic 308 - 168GR TMK - 20 inch barrel

    I agree since G7's are best used for any boattail projectiles.
  19. straightshooter1

    Ruger Precision Rifle Discussion

    I had to give the barrel nut wrench a good whack with a heavy rubber mallet to break it loose. It only took me one whack and the nut came off just fine. I made sure I put some Loctite copper Anti-Seize lube on the theads of the new barrel and ever since, there's been not issue getting the...
  20. straightshooter1

    6.5 PRC Case Capacity

    Did you see the recent video about case brass? Norma brass is part of the testing data presented, though not for a 6.5 PRC. It might give you a little insight as to how Norma brass compares to others. At 1:02:20, he's talking about primer pocket widths: