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  1. Steve Metz

    Done with 215 Bergers

    I shoot the 210 VLD in my 300wm with great results. A nice 5x5 in 2018 one and done at 400yds! I run them at 2950 fps out of my 24" Criterion barrel and they are an elk poleaxe! Shot placement is near everything.
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    Trigger Pull Gauge

    Ditto with LuvDog on the Lyman. Although not as precise, the weight set is obviously foolproof. Used at the National Matches forever.
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    Henrys 22 smooth bore

    The "garden gun" shoots a decent pattern with birdshot. Just don't expect much past 20 feet or so. We have sold several in our shop with no complaints. Imho keep it and go back for a rifled one when your local shop gets one in. Henry is behind now (like most) but are producing asap. Good luck!
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    Stretched primer pockets

    Yeah I know I shouldn't have this problem, but I tend to push things a bit too far sometimes. The pic is of a test piece to know when to pitch the brass!! Just a pin gauge go - no go. If the de-primed case drops on the .210, but not on the .211 you have a marginally useable one. If it drops on...
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    For Sale DBM

    Bottom box mag for 300 win. New unused. Was supposed to be a 338 Lapua from PT&G, but they sent the wrong one. My loss your gain. $50 shipped.
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    Help with Right handed / left eye dominant teen shooter

    I lost my right eye (dominant) nearly 30 years ago. Learning to shoot left handed took about 2 months. Anyone can do it. I did.
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    NOT SIZING FAR ENOUGH!

    New brass did cure the issue but why the heck can't we resize the whole case!?? Surely someone makes dies that can!!?
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    NOT SIZING FAR ENOUGH!

    This has been mulled over before but I am trying to load for a just built 280AI. As you can see in the pic my Redding type S full length sizer is only able to get that much of the case sized. Even used a .010 bump die trying to get far enough down the...
  9. Steve Metz

    NOT SIZING FAR ENOUGH!

    The brass in question were not fired in this gun. Hard to imagine that much of a difference in chambers but this can be the only answer.
  10. Steve Metz

    NOT SIZING FAR ENOUGH!

    This has been mulled over before but I am trying to load for a just built 280AI. As you can see in the pic my Redding type S full length sizer is only able to get that much of the case sized. Even used a .010 bump die trying to get far enough down the case so the brass will chamber. No joy...
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    Bushing dies

    Anybody need a .313 or .315 Redding bushing die? TN coated. Paid $30 ea. for them. Too D*** big! Make offer!
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    RL26 and cold temps

    Ahh...a man after my own heart! My two favorite calibers as well. I too shoot the 168 Berger but was only looking for a 3000 mv, so I am at 66gr. No pressure signs there but the first shot seems to always be a bit faster. I try to dry the bore after cleaning but surely there is some liquid/oil...
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    7mm wsm load recommendations

    2.970 fits in my Wyatt Magazine box. My Labradar interestingly shows 2970 ish with 68gr of H1000
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    Bipod broke my stock!!! Ever seen this?

    I would Thinking I would fit an aluminum plate in there and epoxy it all back together making sure the studs thread through the plate. Seems it would have to be next to the skin as the foam core won't hold much. Still something a person should not have to deal with (in my opinion). I have...
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    280 AI dies

    Thanks but just bought a set!
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