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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:24 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Eindhoven the Netherlands
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Re: who can and want to guide me in reloading


It is very nice that i get such nice replies! Thank you already.

Here my stuff:

- a own made reloadbench whitepainted (so see everything very well on the bench)
- tumbler incl the red lyman media (will mix 1/3 with normal nutshellmedia)
- Forster Co-ax press
- forster case trimmer incl all the additional stuff for the different calibers
- deloading hammer
- caliper and colaminator for the dif calibers
- electronic certified calibrated Farmacist scale in grains till 1/100th grain with powderpan
- RCBS Uniflow powder measure/mill
- RCBS powder tikler
- redding lubewax
- RCBS casemaster
- RCBS casemouthbrushes small and med
- two universal caseholdertrays (MTM)
- lyman casepreparaton set (8pieces)
- case primerhole deburr tool for the primerhole inside the brass
- Two sets for cal .300WinMag and .243win forster Ultra seater die, a full length die and neck bump die
( For the .243 they are in backorder but soon come)
- in backorder also the universal decappingdie from Lee
- also for both calibers a lee-crimpdie as i use a magazine in my gun, they advised me that. But there also doubt now because of casewear special on the neck as i want to nechform mostly ofcourse.

My gun:

Austria Kufstein Voere LBW Take Down with magazine
Two Exchangable standard barrels (65cm for 300mag and 60cm for 243win) both 1-10" twist
Sight: detachable Kahles CSX 3-12x56 ill rect 4LP

I will use in .243 TTSX Barnes 80gr bullets
And .300 LRX 175gr bullets
I bought 100 Lapua brass for .243 i will use 1 time used RWS cases in .300mag (it was factory ammo i shot one time)

All the rest is open!

I looked all the vids on youtube of Mr Surplusnut, very teaching. But mostly miss the good instruction for using the dies in a right way!

Well am curious by all your remarks, hope i didn't spend to much money and effort on stuff wich i better shouldn't have bought...?

Greetings Mark
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:46 AM
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Re: who can and want to guide me in reloading

I had to google your rifle, I don't believe they import them to the US. Sounds like you have all the equipment needed to get you going. Do you have reloading manual?

I use the same bullet in my 243
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:56 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2013
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Re: who can and want to guide me in reloading

No i have no manual except of a german one but don't like it.
I did shoot 5 loads from someone else and on 100m i had a group of under 1". It was with H414 and 215 primer. Don't know if w( he gave them to me on the range)ith this gun i can get it better. Oal was standard like in the normal manuals so was told me.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: who can and want to guide me in reloading


Get a good manual from one of the manufacturers of the bullets you plan to use. You can also find some pretty good info on Hogden, IMR, Winchester powders on their site. Hornady prints their manual yearly as a magazine, and it's very up-to-date and pretty complete.

Get the instructions for your Forster dies, read them, and then set them up on your press - by the way, I'm jealous, I've wanted a Co-Axial for several years and couldn't find one available when the funds were.

I haven't shoot that much Lapua brass, and I do make it a practice to FL size and trim (or at least check the OAL of the brass) on all new brass. Just the way I am.

Drop me a PM if I can help.

Welcome to the madness.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 05:57 PM
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Location: Central Florida
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Re: who can and want to guide me in reloading

Rick meant to say "Hodgdon" has an annual reloading manual.

I have several manuals send me a PM with e-mail address and I can scan a caliber for you.
Remington 700 5R .308 Win
Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50 LR/T Illum. TMR Reticle

Browming X-Bolt .30-06
Nikon Monarch SF 4-16

Remington Sendero 7mm RM
Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:44 PM
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Location: New germany, NS
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Re: who can and want to guide me in reloading

Hi and welcome.
I am also jelous, in the 80's a freind had a coaxel press wich I used a few times and IMPRESSIVE. I saw 1 in a store in Calgary once, didnt buy it and I am still kicking my butt because I have not seen one since.
If you see a Lyman manual grab it. In there you will find compleat instructions. The powder sites http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp , Nosler - Bullets, Ammunition, Rifles, Brass, Reloading Data, Hunting, Shooting, Reloading, Load Data Alliant Powder - Home just 3 there are great for cross referenceing your loads. Always conferm a load from a differant sourse before loading, printing errors do occur.
Be patient a max load may not be the best for your rifle
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