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Old 06-17-2010, 08:54 PM
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Re: Long range ammo? Need help!

winmag has given you some very good advice. Here's a link to another forum that's pretty much dedicated to BR competition which you may also want to visit.

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:21 PM
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Re: Long range ammo? Need help!

Till you can get started reloading your own you might try picking up a concentricity gauge; Hornady makes a nice one that you can check and correct your run out with which I have found to get pretty bad with factory ammo…
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:25 PM
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Re: Long range ammo? Need help!

XMC

Thanks for the advice.
What is a concentricity gauge.......run out? I am still new to all the ammo specifications. All I have ever done is load, aim, and shoot......for the most part.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:34 AM
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Ok… here is a link to give a good idea of what bullet run out is (http://www.gunnersden.com/index.htm.rifle-reloading-bullet-run-out.html)
I like the Hornady gauge because you can correct as you check your ammo. (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=220200)
I rarely use any factory ammo anymore if so just for plinking and (Never for Hunting) but I do still check my hand loads so the gauge isn’t an investment that will be sitting on a shelf and never used again once you start reloading. Depending on the type of dies and your set up you’ll still use it. I started out with some cheaper dies and now only use competition bushing dies; mine are redding dies but there are other brands that some swear by also. I generally run about .001 for run out with my bushing dies.
As some of the guys have said; the cartridge accuracy starts with the brass and there is a lot you will get into a habit of checking and anal about once you get started; concentricity is just one of those things. The sharper the ax the better the cut you know…
Hope this helps…
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:27 PM
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Re: Long range ammo? Need help!

Nice writeup on run out. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:03 PM
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Always glad to help and share if I can as others have done for me… I’ve been shooting since I was about 9 years old and still have never lost my love for it, I’ve been through many puzzling times trying to figure out and master reloading for that perfect round and talking to people, reading and nowadays with forums like this site I still find out how much I don’t know and ways to improve what I do. Iv’e been reading this site and others for awhile and really like the helpful and friendly atmosphere here so decided join this month.
Really appreciate this forum and will definitely give all of its sponsors first choice for future needs.
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KMC, well we're glad to have you here. Enjoy and take care.
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