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    Most accurate powder scale under $200

    I’ll add to what has been mentioned in that it’s very hard to beat a beam scale for CONSISTENCY. Accuracy of it could be debatable as in maybe it is off a tenth or two from what it reads but it will consistently be the same from charge to charge and session to session if you take a couple steps...
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    Which 6.5 Flavor?

    Thank you all for all the opinions and feedback. Lots to consider! First I knew 2900 fps + was not reasonable for a creed or 6.5x47 with the 156 EOL but if it can push the 156 to 2750-2800 I think that would be more then adequate. After thinking about it and being realistic with myself if...
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    Which 6.5 Flavor?

    I suppose another question I should ask is what have you guy’s experienced in trying to push the 156 EOL in the smaller cartridges such as 6.5X47 and Creed? Is it getting to the point of too much bullet for that amount of case capacity? What sort of velocity was achieved?
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    Which 6.5 Flavor?

    Rick, thank you for your experience. That is something I didn’t even think about...I’ve spent all my time with my rifles so far at the upper end that I never even thought about Not being able to find accuracy at the lower levels. I do believe what would probably be the best approach is to build...
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    Which 6.5 Flavor?

    Thank you for the responses guy’s. I know what I’m looking for velocity wise should be pretty easy to obtain. Basically I want a rifle I can run at 6.5 creed or x47 Lapua performance most of the time but juice it up when needed. I figure that would give me a good blend of long barrel life for...
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    Which 6.5 Flavor?

    So this could end up being a year or two out but I’m wanting to put together another custom build and this time in a smaller cartridge that would get shot a lot for many different things. I’m leaning toward one of the higher performance 6.5 such as SAUM, PRC or Sherman Short. What I have in...
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    Best scope for 2K

    Thanks for the replies guy’s and this was what I was looking for. Just wanted some recommendations to look at outside the more well known names like Nightforce and Leupold. I will be taking a look at the Kahles and Steiner optics
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    Best scope for 2K

    I thank you guys for the help and opinions. This you could say is more for curiosity and wanting to know what else is out there for quality scopes. Right now I have two Sig Tango 6’s and they’re pretty darn good. Definitely better then the Nightforce SHV and NXS I used so that’s what makes me...
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    Best scope for 2K

    I think this thread got moved to the classifieds by mistake...not a for sale or want to buy thread?
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    Best scope for 2K

    Yea I suppose I could narrow it down a tad with a few must for me. I think if I wear to explain what I’m after I would call it a good solid tactical scope that works equally well for hunting. Something I can plink steel at a mile then shoot deer at a few hundred yards. 1) reliable and accurate...
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    Best scope for 2K

    So what is your opinion and experience on the best scope with exposed turrets for dialing at the 2K price range? Thanks for your help guy’s
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    Newbie Reloader, headspace question

    I would agree it doesn’t take more then 2 firings to fully form the brass to your chamber. I think the problem probably comes more from sizing too much after the first firing so it’s like you take two steps forward one step back resulting in needing 3+ firings to fully form. In the future I...
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    New lot of bullets are different length

    Rifleman, the op did state 9 thous longer base to ogive. If this is the case and he didn’t mean overall length then I would indeed test a little bit. I would measure where you touch the lands with the old lot and new and seat the new lot at the same distance off the lands as your old lot of...
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    partial neck turning

    I think and tend to agree with L Sherm that people seem to be a little biased towards expander balls. I use Forster dies almost exclusively because they produce the best results out of the dies I’ve tried and I get very little runout if I use them properly. First I use a universal decaping die...
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    To bush or mandrel

    I’m not positive if what you and I are saying is the same or not. What I believe Mikecr is saying is that your neck tension will never be greater then the spring back of your brass. Weather you size your neck .001 or .010 under bullet diameter your tension is still going to be about .001 or the...
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