Recent content by DJ Fergus

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    Thoughts on OCW test

    Its been a long time since I developed any loads for Barnes but I thought that somewhere it was recommended to start .050" off and test by seating deeper by .010" for each group. I do know they generally like to be jumped quite a bit.
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    For Sale Bartlein 30 cal 8 twist heavy Palma blank 31" 5R Stainless

    Measured .955" Diameter at 20" from breech face
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    For Sale 6mm 108 Berger elite hunter for trade. Also 6mm 108 Berger BTs for trade.

    Thanks for the offer but I'm just going to hang on to them for a while and see if I can find a trade on them. I will keep you in mind if I don't get an offer for trade.
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    For Sale Bartlein 30 cal 8 twist heavy Palma blank 31" 5R Stainless

    I'm not sure. Its .900" @ 30" . The shank measures 1.250" for about 3" before it starts to taper.
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    For Sale Bartlein 30 cal 8 twist heavy Palma blank 31" 5R Stainless

    Bartlein 30 cal 8 twist heavy Palma blank 31" 5R Stainless. $385 shipped to lower 48.
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    For Sale Win 70 pre moa trigger with target spring

    I have a pre M.O.A Winchester 70 factory trigger. It comes with a Ernie the Gunsmith varmint trigger spring that allows trigger pull weight to be adjusted down to 2.5lbs. $50 shipped to Lower 48. USPS money order or personal check only.
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    7 rem mag bullet choice for whitetail.

    162 eld m, 168 Berger. You should find an accurate load some where between 3040-3060 fps. You should be able to get there with retumbo in a 26" The 162 sst is an amazing killer. Same goes for it and retumbo.
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    For Sale 6mm 108 Berger elite hunter for trade. Also 6mm 108 Berger BTs for trade.

    I have one unopened and one open box for a total of 186 count 6mm Berger elite hunters 6mm. Also a 80 count box of 108 Berger BT target. (Tangent ogive) Would trade for 6mm 108 elds, 180 gr eld 7mm.
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    RAMSHOT LRT POWDER

    What was your velocity?
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    What's your next build.

    My thoughts exactly about CF. 3B is just as good if not better. I've had both a CF and fluted 3B. Significantly less mirage with the 3B
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    Hand Lap Your Own Barrel?

    Around 20 years ago, I tried flitz polish in a barrel. Accuracy got worse. Im very hesitant about anything of that nature. Some folks use the tubbs Polish bullets. I probably wouldn't try them myself but I guess it would hurt if it was a last ditch effort.
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    5R rifling any thing Better?????

    There will be responses from different angles on this subject. Where you might see the biggest difference is: a 5r is less likely to sling jackets off of thin jacketed match bullets when pushing them to velocities of around 3200 fps and above in fast twist barrels. All other aspects seem to be a...
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    Sierra matchking performance on game

    At longer distances, as far as hitting what is aimed at, target bullets usually dominate. Consistent Initiation of expansion is what has been questioned of the smk. Bergers were all initially deemed target bullets by the manufacturer. Then people started having success with them as hunting...
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