Re: uncle b and goodgrouper help please loading equipment
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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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I disagree....... Taking a new gun and shooting its' barrel life out of it without tatking the steps necessary to find out where you are at with regards to aptitude, is a gross waste of money. The incorrect tools are a huge waste of time but, the correct tools are time savers as well as barrel savers. Specificaly, less shots to find out the answers to accuracy questions.
Personally, I would stick with wilson and sinclair case prep equipment. Additionally, I would stick with wilson, redding and forster dies.
Finally, you guys are forgetting he is a bow hunter. Those guys have all sorts of gadgets.