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    Why am i shooting to the left

    As far as shots stringing left I’d guess it’s something with the mechanics of your shooting. Maybe something with recoil management or trigger pull etc.though I’d lean more toward it being in head position and cheek weld. Would also look at spending more time adjusting parallax to be sure you’re...
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    for all you Banish 30 owners

    I don’t own a can so I don’t have any personal experience to use to help you here but I did see a YouTube video from Erik Cortina that was pretty interesting and might provide an option for you. He uses CLR to remove carbon in a brake. Watch the video and see what you think. I’d be willing to...
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    MRAD Elevation issue

    Like someone else stated, I think you’ll be pretty happy buying a ballistic app. It’s not a bad exercise to get to learn the math a little but there are several good apps out there that can make shooting more fun. I use Applied Ballistics and love it. Think I spent $30 on that when I got it but...
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    Elk Rifle Input Needed

    Do you have the new gun bug? If so I think we can all understand that. However if you’re happy with your 270 then I’d say just shoot that. It’s a great all around cartridge. Maybe just dive deeper into bullet selection for elk. If you feel like you still want something bigger then I would say go...
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    Real world drops and Shooter app vastly different. 6.5 Saum, 156 EOL Bergers, RL26

    There are two basic ways to true a ballistic calculator; first you can just adjust the velocity so it matches up, or you can adjust the bullet b.c. in the calculation. I actually prefer the latter because with a chronograph you can actually gather data to input and it’s impossible to know how...
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    7mm mag powder choice

    I’ve had some great results with 8133 and 175’s. Also used Retumbo, 7977, and RL 22 but 8133 is still my favorite. Originally got it to find another option to Retumbo and discovered a few more FPS, and I think it burns just a touch cleaner IMO. Best accuracy with everything was sub 1/2 MOA. 8133...
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    Ladder Test Confusion, 6.5 PRC

    I think you’d be best to replicate the test at least once more. You really need at least 3 replications for scientific data anyway, and when you’re looking at a ladder test it’s best to have enough good data that you can rely on it and not try to see pictures in the clouds. Pretty sure someone...
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    Brass is hard to chamber after full-length resize

    I’ve had the exact same issue with RCBS dies in a totally different cartridge. I was making contact with the shell holder and couldn’t adjust the bump back any further. The full length sizing will actually push the shoulder forward in the opposite of what is wanted. My solution was simply file...
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    Going to pick up a muzzy, had to give up archery. Advice needed

    Don’t most states offer crossbow tags for certain handicap situations? I have a friend who has done just that in SD.
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    Anybody know this company?

    I hope I’m wrong and this is a new viable option from a new vendor in the market, but sadly my belief is that they’re, like others have stated just basic scammers, or worse yet one of those s.o.b.’s who have had autobots set up to purchase products when they become available online and runners...
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    What’s your five? 5 Calibers to do it all...

    I’ll state my picks based on a few factors (in normal years): availability of ammo since not everyone reloads, availability of rifles chambered in cartridge, cost of ammo and equipment, and let’s throw barrel life in as well. 1) 22LR for plinking and rodents etc. 2) 223/5.56 for varmints and...
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    Short barrel 1000 yard elk cartridge

    I’m interested in what everybody thinks here too. I have been pondering the same build concept as my next project. For what it’s worth here’s where I’m headed; looking at going 338 Lapua AI long throated, carbon wrap barrel in the 20-24” range, ultralight build with a giant brake. Wanting...
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    What would cause this? Bullet drop with elevation change

    I would guess the level of sealed environment will vary from case to case and from several obvious factors. If however, a round was loaded and sealed well enough then I could imagine the difference between inside case and outside air pressures having some effect on burn rate. As far as the lack...
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    What would cause this? Bullet drop with elevation change

    This seems too basic to consider but I have to ask; are they all shooting at 100 yards? If they are assuming the yardage then one could see how it's possible. A gun zeroed at 100 yards, and shooting at a 200 yard target, will be hitting low regardless of elevation or temp. I have to believe that...
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    Marks on bullet. What is going on here?!?!

    Yikes! Seems like you’ve had your share of bad luck with this barrel. I’m wondering if now you’re not running into a headspace issue? Maybe cycle a piece of virgin brass in and out of the chamber and see if your getting anything unusual. A go gauge if you have access to one would be ideal. This...
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