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Old 02-02-2007, 11:46 AM
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Re: uncle b and goodgrouper help please loading equipment

AJ Peacock thanks four your help. Are you going with bushing style dies or kirbys expander ball dies?
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:19 PM
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Re: uncle b and goodgrouper help please loading equipment

as far as reloading goes...i think you're trying to arrive without having made the trip! a 338AM is not the gun/caliber to learn reloading with.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:29 PM
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Dave Wilson i did not say i didn't know how to reload. I said i am new to it. i have never trimmed meplats or bearing surfaces to get long range accuracy. i nead to get rid of the expander ball dies and get bushing style dies. finally turn the necks to work with sizing die without the expander ball. I only did a small amount of loading but never with this type of equipment.I have been a bow hunter for 25 years not much hand loading. but that said i am sure i can learn to load this 338am for accuracy with the right equipment. I just need to make sure i find where to get the PHONE #'s for the equipment. KIRBY is building me a world class rifle for super long rang.I want to get full potential out of it to do this i will have to get new equipment.I will go to a gun club and talk to benchrest shooters for help. ACCORDING TO GOODGROUPER AND CHAWLSTON IF YOU WANT TO BE ACCURATE AT A MILE YOU NEED THIS EQUIPMENT.THIS IS MY FIRST CUSTOM RIFLE [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:41 PM
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When you buy a trimmer do yourself a favor and buy the redding 2400. I will be the last one you ever need or want.
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NewShooter,i must have misunderstood. in your first post you said "i am new to reloading" and it's obvious from your questions that you have very limited experience with it. i'll say it again, a 338AM is not a cartridge to learn reloading with. not trying to flame, just the way i see it. i wish you luck with your project.
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Re: uncle b and goodgrouper help please loading equipment

New Shooter,
I appreciate your enthusiasm, but at the rate youíre going, I afraid you are going to spend a small fortune on a bunch of gadgets that in the long run will shrink your wallet a lot more than your groups. If you want smaller groups at long range you need to spend your time actually shooting. Even shooting clay pigeons at 200 yards with a rim fire will do more for you than measuring bearing lengths and brass neck thickness. A meplate trimmer? Just how much shooting past 1000 yards are you going to be doing? Kirby builds the accuracy into the rifle. Once it arrives all you will really need to do is find a place to stretch its legs.

If I were you, I would continue to shoot every chance you get and get things that will really help. A set of wind flags, weather station, range finder, pda with a program in it for the come upís and a chronograph. If you have money to burn an auto scale will be handy. These things will get you closer but still you will need actual trigger time with a spotter to see how you are doing at reading mirage and the wind. These skills will cut feet off your groups. The loading bench will only cut a few thousandths. Iím afraid you are making this way harder than it needs to be and may burn out.

Tell us about the specs on your new 338AM. My buddy just received his and it is awesome.

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Re: uncle b and goodgrouper help please loading equipment

Hired gun, your right it is costing a fortune just to get the rifle complete. I e-mailed kirby to get specs. I plan on shooting alot i know my barrel is good for 1000 to 1200 rounds if i keep good care of it.I hope i nead a new barrel in two years;that means i got to shoot alot. Thanks for the helpful comments. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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