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Old 06-15-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: New LR Bench Rig

That's awesome Ernie, never thought by looking it would make light gun, good luck!!!

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: New LR Bench Rig

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It weighs just under 7 pounds.
barnesuser28 nailed it
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:19 AM
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Re: New LR Bench Rig

Prepped my 41 fireformed cases last night for load development, prepped 100 cases for neck turning, adn then set up my resize die to neck down and create a false shoulder.
The neck turning will be the slowest part for sure.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:46 AM
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My hunting buddy Steve surprised me on Saturday saying he would be able to come up for a couple of days. We have been playing catch-up and finishing all of the brass prep work for the Long Dasher:
Use a K&M 6.5 Expandiron die and slightly open up the necks for the correct diameter to use the K&M Neck Turner. Neck turn to correct diameter. Size the neck down to 6mm, but not all the way. Just partially to create a false shoulder. Chamfered necks and cleaned the inside of the necks. Primed with CCI Small Rifle Mag primers and will try a couple of loads to see how the fireform loads will shoot in terms of accuracy.
Also doing a ladder on formed brass in .2 increments and plan to shoot in the morning at 300 yards.
Hopefully I can find a decent load with the brass that has yet to be formed, so I can use it at 500 yards. Time will tell.
Real curious to see what I get in terms of accuracy and MV out of a 15 barrel with the 105's.
After brass is formed I will square up the mouth of the case and chamfer again.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:28 PM
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Did a ladder load development today at 300 yards. Had full value wind at around 8mph, but that speed was not constant. The vertical on the top group was right at 1/2". That was pleasing. Steve and I expected the wind to give us fits horizontally.


After some more loading I took the top four numbers and loaded 8 of each ( 5 for group and 3 for getting some MV info. Wind had changed, was stronger with more gusting. Shot again at 300 yards. Best group had four shots right at 1/4MOA with one going higher. On all four groups the vertical was higher than when doing the ladder in the morning. That was to be expected, but I still wanted better, even though the conditions were not in my favor.
105 hybrid @ 2888 fps. Took some of the other rounds (9 in all) and shot at 400 yards and was able to put several shots on top of each other on steel, which is always gratifying. Then I went out to 500 yards with fire forming loads, but soon had to give up becasue of excessive wind and rain.
Will load some more of my chosen load and adjust the OAL 10 thou longer and then 10 thou less to see if I can tighten things up a bit more.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:25 AM
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Re: New LR Bench Rig

Looks like it's going to work Ernie! Does that shiny rest ever cause any problems with glare or reflection?

Bob
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:38 PM
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No problem.
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