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Old 09-26-2021, 08:17 PM
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I finished my week’s project. The trilogy was the 6.5CM.

Here….sizing



And then priming on the press…



Charging and seating…yeah, yeah….yada-yada.

This took a week to complete…



Enough (220 rounds for each caliber) for …a lot of shooting.
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:42 PM
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Mostly because they got to be harder to find I bought a bunch years ago but I seem to run into eld's more than the Berger's, and I had a creedmoor that I was running 143elds in so I have a couple thousand on the shelf, if they don't work out I will look for more Berger's but I'm going to give the eld's an honest try

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Old 09-26-2021, 08:56 PM
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It's nothing near what 6MT accomplished this week! But I'm starting load development for .25-06 and .22-250, loaded up 20 each. Also bought an Edgewood rear bag, just filled it with chromite, hefty!
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Old 09-30-2021, 02:50 PM
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Anyone using Alpha Munitions brass and finding VERY tight primer pockets ?
80 out of 100 [6 Dasher] were VERY tight and the last 20 had a comfortable squeeze / friction fit with hand tool. I did not use a uniformer tool as i don't want to take anything off of them...? hoping after first fire with 450 mag primers they loosen up a tad. Not sure how much pressure would set one off and don't want to find out. Hope the next 100 are a bit better or I gotta change things up
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Old 10-02-2021, 03:34 PM
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Shot 400 rounds today from the levers and revolvers. Now to start the long process of bringing the four different calibers empties back.

De-capping first…

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Old 10-02-2021, 05:41 PM
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Built 50rds of 300wsm for my son

200g Nosler Partitions with 61g of IMR4350.

Seems to be the ticket for his 1:10 twist
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Old 10-02-2021, 06:05 PM
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Cleaned and loaded a bunch of 40/65, 50 rounds of 260, and took a stuck case out of a die for a buddy .
Productive day!
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Old 10-12-2021, 05:45 PM
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I haven't put it to use yet, but I received a tool I've been needing for over a year now. Ball micrometer to measure necks so I can start turning for a couple of guns.

Ordered from K&M in the US because I wanted their modified micrometer with the beveled shoulders, also picked up a couple of cutter blades and a shirt.

A little nervous to start cutting up brass, but glad I finally have it. I have a 6.5-284 with a tight neck that I've hardly shot yet.

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Old 10-12-2021, 07:26 PM
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Re-adjusted an ejector on my dearly departed father's p14, and loaded some 40/65 ammo
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:42 PM
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Loaded and fired 45 rounds in my 6mm-250 Walker hybrid. Still a 1/2 inch or better rifle even with a worn out barrel. Still need a few tweaks to get the case just right. It may not be a winner in the benchrest division but it will sure play well in the gopher patch come spring. It has been a pretty steep learning curve but it will be worth it in the end.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:21 AM
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Wondering if someone could recommend a good Ball Micrometer ? Not diamond Jim but don't want to buy junk either. Heard the RCBS is good...?
Thanks.
** Opps , sorry missed a few posts up. Will check it out

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Old 10-15-2021, 07:39 PM
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Not my idea at all, but this is bloody genius. It woks like a darn.



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Old 10-15-2021, 08:20 PM
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[QUOTE=chuck;4426386]Not my idea at all, but this is bloody genius. It woks like a darn.



I really like that. Thanks Chuck!
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:31 PM
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Not my idea at all, but this is bloody genius. It woks like a darn.



That looks like an amazing idea...if only I hadn't built my shelving to accommodate the die boxes. I would also need like 30 of them....
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Old 10-16-2021, 04:36 PM
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Loading up a couple of test loads for the 223

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Old 10-17-2021, 11:43 AM
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A little .45LC loading this morning.
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Old 10-17-2021, 12:55 PM
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Loaded up 28 rnds of 30-06 in batches of 4 each
54gr,54.5, 55,55.5,56,56.5 and 57 gr.IMR4350.
165gr. Speer BTSP.
Now off to the range to shoot w/ Chrony.
Doing this for a friend with a new rifle. It's already broke in and shoots factory Herter's 150gr ammo quite well. If I find a powder load that shoots well, and no pressure signs I'll play with seating depth. Now it's .0020" off lands.
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Old 11-03-2021, 04:05 PM
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Loaded up some 162, 180 and 190 Hornady's for the 280AI and some 158gr for the 357
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Old 11-04-2021, 01:57 PM
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Prepped brass ,primed and loaded 24 .280 AI - 59gr H4831sc - 145gr LRX
Then prepped , primed, loaded 50 6mm Dasher - Varget & 105 Berger Hybrids.
150 Dasher to go...
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Old 11-04-2021, 02:06 PM
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Started on some .280, will finish them later today .
Will probably cast some .40 bullets today as well
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Old 11-20-2021, 08:11 PM
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I’ve had the V4 on the left for a few weeks now. I can’t get over how well it throws extruded powders.
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:48 PM
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Prepped some brass for my 6.5CM. Still looking for that magic load.


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Old 11-20-2021, 11:46 PM
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Necked down some older 280 brass to 6.5 lost nearly half (25 or so). Not sure I trust it as is, so I am still looking for 6.5x284 brass if anyone has any they want to let go.

Loaded up a lot of 6mm International. Finally have gotten the kinks worked out and she feeds and extracts like a champ.

Did find however that the case necks will not hold my custom 68 grain bullets with decent enough neck tension (about half the brass ). So these will be loaded with Hornady 87gr. and Sierra 85gr. bullets which seem to be "just right". I will be working up a load for these rounds for use in the gopher fields. Guess I should not complain this brass has been sized, trimmed etc. several times and still works.
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Old 11-20-2021, 11:49 PM
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Necked down some older 280 brass to 6.5 lost nearly half (25 or so). Not sure I trust it as is, so I am still looking for 6.5x284 brass if anyone has any they want to let go.

Loaded up a lot of 6mm International. Finally have gotten the kinks worked out and she feeds and extracts like a champ.

Did find however that the case necks will not hold my custom 68 grain bullets with decent enough neck tension (about half the brass ). So these will be loaded with Hornady 87gr. and Sierra 85gr. bullets which seem to be "just right". I will be working up a load for these rounds for use in the gopher fields. Guess I should not complain this brass has been sized, trimmed etc. several times and still works.
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Old 11-20-2021, 11:52 PM
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Old 11-21-2021, 01:06 AM
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Necked down some older 280 brass to 6.5 lost nearly half (25 or so). Not sure I trust it as is, so I am still looking for 6.5x284 brass if anyone has any they want to let go.

Loaded up a lot of 6mm International. Finally have gotten the kinks worked out and she feeds and extracts like a champ.

Did find however that the case necks will not hold my custom 68 grain bullets with decent enough neck tension (about half the brass ). So these will be loaded with Hornady 87gr. and Sierra 85gr. bullets which seem to be "just right". I will be working up a load for these rounds for use in the gopher fields. Guess I should not complain this brass has been sized, trimmed etc. several times and still works.
Neerlandia coop has bags on the shelf. Was there this past Friday, they also ship out goods too
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Old 11-21-2021, 07:42 AM
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Necked down some older 280 brass to 6.5 lost nearly half (25 or so). Not sure I trust it as is, so I am still looking for 6.5x284 brass if anyone has any they want to let go.

Loaded up a lot of 6mm International. Finally have gotten the kinks worked out and she feeds and extracts like a champ.

Did find however that the case necks will not hold my custom 68 grain bullets with decent enough neck tension (about half the brass ). So these will be loaded with Hornady 87gr. and Sierra 85gr. bullets which seem to be "just right". I will be working up a load for these rounds for use in the gopher fields. Guess I should not complain this brass has been sized, trimmed etc. several times and still works.
Forming 6.5x284 from .280 Rem.?
Hirsch Precision show's 6.5x.284 in stock also.
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Old 11-21-2021, 07:43 AM
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Tesro has lapua brass in stock for the 6.5x284
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Old 11-21-2021, 08:17 AM
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Forming 6.5x284 from .280 Rem.?
Hirsch Precision show's 6.5x.284 in stock also.
Actually, now that I think about it I'm fairly certain the Outdoorsman across town from you has some on the shelf, if not he can get it in.
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Old 11-21-2021, 09:16 PM
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Made up some test loads for the 6.5CM. 127 gr LRX with Staball 6.5



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