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    Recommended factory action

    If I were you I’d get something with a Remington 700 footprint. Like others have said, the custom actions these days aren’t terrible. Can even get some that’ll take the barrel nut/prefit barrels. This is coming from a guy that has semi-custom savages one of which I really like but there are...
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    ELDMs Blowing up mid flight

    I agree, or just slow it down a little bit and find another node. At that point what’s the sense in shooting a 28 Nosler instead of a 7mm Rem Mag though? Idk. That’s why I have a 1:8 and and shooting either 177gr HH or 195gr EOLs, it’s all about full potential for me.
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    ELDMs Blowing up mid flight

    Or I should say crappy choice in bullets. I also did say that somewhere between 1:8 or 1:9, so 1:8 is probably too fast. Plus it seems like the ELDs weren’t meant to be shot that fast. It sounds like guys are having success with that bullet in anything from 1:8.75 to 1:8.25. Perhaps if the 180...
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    ELDMs Blowing up mid flight

    Crappy bullets
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    ELDMs Blowing up mid flight

    The 1:8 might be a tad too fast, it’s not much too fast. Something between 1:8 and 1:9 would be ideal, a 1:10 would have no chance at stabilizing a 180gr 7mm bullet. The 1:8s are best in the over 180gr range for the VLD cup and core bullets.
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    Nosler or Bergara problems

    On another note, that same buddy with the CA in 28 Nosler had the same sort of pressure signs in his rifle. Fortunately I haven’t had that issue in my rifle, I’ve only had a few rounds fail to chamber and they was because of the crushed shoulder from the factory. Still no pressure signs. I have...
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    Nosler or Bergara problems

    Could be, at that point the only 140 class bullet I’d be shooting is probably a Hammer. I have different guns to shoot lighter bullets and I’ll set a gun up to shoot a certain bullet. I’m certainly not a fan of having multiple loads for one rifle, I’m more of a specific gun for a specific...
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    Nosler or Bergara problems

    Depends on what bullet you’re shooting. I’d say it’s too fast for the 28 Nosler and any bullet that makes sense to shoot out of that large or a cartridge. Personally I don’t want to shoot anything under 175 (really I want to stay well over 175), to me that’s just not what that cartridge is best...
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    Nosler or Bergara problems

    I’ve had some issues with 28 Nosler ammo having crushed shoulders and failing to chamber. I if I were you I’d take some measurements and call Nosler. They told me they’d replace it, but I decided it wasn’t likely worth my effort. I’d just pull the bullets and powder and resize the cases.
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    H1000 Powder

    Yeah, do this. I’ve had pretty decent luck finding a lot of things I need by just checking multiple stores weekly or more often if possible. Places are getting stuff, it might not be much, but if you’re in there often you can usually find what you’re looking for. I’ve been luckily enough to find...
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    H1000 Powder

    What are you shooting it in? I’ve used some Magpro in a 300 Win Mag and 7mm WSM also have a buddy using it in a 300 win since I wasn’t using it and I wasn’t going to let him use my Retumbo, plus he’s been able to find some more and replace what he’s used. Those are the only two I’ve tried magpro...
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    H1000 Powder

    Well not anymore it’s not. That stuff isn’t nearly as stable as H1000 or some of the other close alternatives though, is it?
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    Hammer Ammunition

    That’s awesome! Congrats on all those deals.
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    What do you use to clean primer pockets?

    Dang, reading through these, I can’t believe how many people do it by hand. Brass prep is the thing I hate the most even on my trim mate. I did it all by hand for a while but decided I didn’t hate myself enough to not buy a powered machine.
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    What do you use to clean primer pockets?

    I use a primer pocket uniformer and primer pocket brush on my RCBS trim mate. Or I wet tumble after sizing/depriming. Typically if I don’t wet tumble I’ll clean them after trimming because it’s all in the same place as my chamfer/debur tools.
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