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Old 03-16-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo

Just starting to reload. I am doing as much reading as I can and that has lead me to this post. So far some of the things I am looking at are:

*Forster CO-AX press. is this worth the money?
*What die sets would you recommend for:
*338RUM
*30-06
*22-250
*243

*concentricity gauge recommendation?
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:34 PM
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Re: Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo

If you've got the money the Forster seems like the best press for benchrest reloading. I've got a love/hate relationship with my Hornady classic; the camming feature seems very valuble for consistant seating, however, you have to be careful while de-priming because a design flaw makes it kinda easy for primer chuncks to lodge themselves between the housing and the ram. Keep everyhitng greased and it shouldn't be an issue.


Die sets are something we need to know more about. What are you going to use them for, bolt action or semi? Precision or don't care?

For a no compromise bolt action die set, I went with Mystic's suggestions and bought a Redding Body only die, Lee Neck only Collet Die (a must for any bolt ation) and a Forster non-micrometer seater. I will definiately buck up and buy the micrometer seater next time; saves time!

For precision semi, I'd make similar recommendations because a FL die set will cause case run out, as explained in the article. For my M1 Garand, I bought an RCBS 2 die set because I could care less about run out, but for a precision M14, I'd do the body only, then neck only resizing. I didn't pick RCBS for any particular reason, but they do offer Short Base dies if you want to shrink down the case for extra reliable feeding in a semi-automatic. Lee FL dies were very tight as well I found, so use lots of lube!

I'd be interested in runout gauge recommendations as well. So far the Hornady looks like it is not going to do the job. The Sinclair has my eye.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:08 AM
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Re: Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo

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Originally Posted by motoxno53 View Post
Just starting to reload. I am doing as much reading as I can and that has lead me to this post. So far some of the things I am looking at are:

*Forster CO-AX press. is this worth the money?
*What die sets would you recommend for:
*338RUM
*30-06
*22-250
*243

*concentricity gauge recommendation?
I do not use the Coax press but many others do. I do all my loading right now on a Lee Breech Lock Challenger press.

First decide how you are going to use the ammo/rifle and the type of clearances you will need. Match ammo can be dead tight. Working ammo or dangerous game ammo better have a bit of room to ensure zero headaches.

For me, I use the Lee collet neck die when possible, Redding body die to bump the shoulder as needed. Seaters include Forster and Redding for the lowest possible runout in conventional dies.

The new Forster Bushing/bump die is a very interesting alternative.

Jerry
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo

Sorry, these are going to be used for hunting. I would like to make sure I load as precise as possible. Ill gladly take the time for the precision. Since I am just buying I figure do some research and try and buy the correct stuff the first time and save my self some heartache. Thank you all for the input.
Chris
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: Loads using Retumbo for 300 Win Mag and 7mm Rem Mag

I am looking for loads for Retumbo powder in
180 gr Nosler Acc Bond or 180 gr Berger in 300 Win Mag and
175 gr Nosler Acc Bond or 175 gr Berger in 7mm Rem Mag
Ray
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:38 AM
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Re: Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo

Mysticplayer, would annealing be better before the first firing? When fireforming for 7 stw, how much pistol powder, brand and amount would you use?

Thanks
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:41 AM
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Re: Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo

Factory cases should already be annealed. If you have formed from 8mm RM, it wouldn't hurt.

I use Titegroup but Red dot and HP38/Win 231 can also work.

I would go with around 8 to 10gr of titegroup and work up.

Faster powder, start lower,

Jerry
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