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NeuseRvrRat
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Cool. I really enjoy loading my own.

12/2/2018 11:02:38 AM

theDuke866
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yeah, it's tedious...measuring powder out so precisely--sometimes adjusting just one kernel at a time with a trickler to get an exact charge.

It would go a lot faster if with a multi-stage press, or just accepting small inconsistencies in the powder throws...but that would negate a lot of the purpose of hand loading in something like a Creedmoor target rifle.

12/2/2018 7:30:32 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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I use an RCBS Chargemaster for my accuracy loads. It trickles out the next charge while I seat a bullet.

12/2/2018 8:31:56 PM

theDuke866
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yeah we were using a manual trickler and beam balance scale (calibrated when we started, with known calibration weights). We loaded 60 Creedmoors for me, and 30-40 for my friend, with one of us weighing powder while the other seated bullets.

He has an expensive electronic scale, accurate to +/- 1/10th of a grain, but he said he think he's more accurate with the method we used. I'm inclined to believe it--his beam scale was pretty sensitive--we'd adjust quantity by a kernel or two of H4350 at a time, sometimes!

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 8:38 AM. Reason : ]

12/3/2018 8:37:54 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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I've verified the charge master against my beam scale. It's close enough. It gets calibrated with check weights every time I use it. There are some pretty cool homemade setups with automatic tricklers and optical sensors on beam scales that do the same thing the charge master does, but even more accurately.

I'm sure I'm the limiting factor in my accuracy, not my reloads.

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM. Reason : Bd]

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM. Reason : Fj]

12/3/2018 10:46:40 AM

theDuke866
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yeah...the other thing is that this guy shoots out to 1000+ yards, and honestly, about the only time I shoot my Creedmoor is when I'm shooting as his guest, because shooting that rifle at 200 yards or whatever is boring and pointless.

He isn't as crazy into it as some. He's not annealing all the brass or sorting the brass based on weight, reloading cycles, or water capacity or whatever...but he's a little more finicky than a lot of people who aren't shooting big distances.

12/3/2018 6:28:27 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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i made a little annealing machine. mainly just to reduce neck splits and increase brass life. never sorted brass by weight or volume. the longest range down here is only 280 yards, so i stick with old military rifles with iron sights and 22 caliber stuff, and rimfires. golf balls at 280 with the .22-250 is fun for a little while.

and a 44 mag lever rifle loaded with big, slow plated bullets and trail boss powder. holy shit that is fun. everybody is anticipating the blast of the 44 and all you get is a little pop and a big thud on steel.

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 6:51 PM. Reason : dafs]

12/3/2018 6:43:32 PM

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12/4/2018 11:22:12 PM

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