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    Full Length or Neck Only; What's Best Resizing for Accuracy?

    Even with zero freebore you still have a leade which acts as a centering alignment cone. Not to mention the bullet dimensions used. Look at the primary bullet design used in the 30BR when no freebore is cut. They are using short flat base bullets under 1.00" jackets most 7 tangent ogives...
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    Full Length or Neck Only; What's Best Resizing for Accuracy?

    Alex, You have a gift for teaching and laying out data in an easily to be understood way.
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    Full Length or Neck Only; What's Best Resizing for Accuracy?

    If the case shoulder to chamber alignment is responsible for centering bullet to bore centerline via firing pin and ejector spring force explain those loads with bullets seated into the lands? Case/load runout and fl sized so no hyper precision bore alignment via case to chamber as the bullet...
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    Poll: brake or no brake, 6.5 prc 26", 9lbs

    Are the people speaking of the sound using a brake wearing hearing protection or are you hunting/shooting without? With hearing protection I have not noticed an issue shooting braked guns.
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    Groove count theory questions

    One of the benefits to less lands is there total area is larger as a singular land. This causes them to last longer from throat erosion. Over all when looking at total displacement vs total bore area it works it to be close to the same but thinner lands tend to erode sooner and you are...
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    6.5 SHERMAN MAX

    Thanks. All the MAX versions seem almost made for the tikka t3 if someone wants something more budget friendly than a custom.
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    6.5 SHERMAN MAX

    Rich, Would you say the real benefit of the Max over the SS is using the slow bulky powders for the heavy long bullets where you can not pressure out in the smaller SS and could run them a tenth or two longer COAL. N570/RL33 is what I was thinking.
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    7 mm Dakota Powder

    26 is one of those magic dust powders
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    A question about anealing?

    Oh then not sure tempilaq is helpful other than the lower temp to put above the salt line. Anything that touchs the salt is reading the temp of the salt and as its a liquid its inside and out Still be interesting to see the results. You could put it on the case neck and then try it on a...
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    SIMPLE question on neck tension

    What everyone has said. You are not actually measuring any type of force so the term is not really very precise. It should be called "neck interference" but reloading being a laymans activity is full of these kinds of things. The generally recommendation for starting point is .002-.003...
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    A question about anealing?

    If you use it for propane I would try putting it inside the case neck as you need to ensure full thickness heat and not direct flame temp. Then some low temp like 400 on the outside case surface body below shoulder junc. Set a real timer while you do heating to be precise. .
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    A question about anealing?

    Becuase it take way longer than we can leave it in salt to reach the temp. We need higher salt temp so that with the neck actually gets up to that 800f range. Consider the study from University of Illinois using molten lead @ 1000°F it took a piece of 70/30 brass the thickness of a case neck...
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    A question about anealing?

    Thanks. I am trying to setup a hot plate or all in one that has 1000watts. I had seen one new one in a store and it looked like it could have been 16g. So 14g is good to know. I know people have gotten the lead molten tobwhere it had to be 1300-1400. I am to get to something where a 300wm...
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    A question about anealing?

    I have a very old lee pot I have replaced the cord on long ago. Someone with a newer one. What gauge wire does the power cord appear to be made of? 16g 14g 12g? What setting are you finding it needs to be set on average to keep salt at 500°C?
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    FL sizing shoulder bump question

    If you use a standard die and holder I think what was said about it being a generic safetey setup by nanf is correct. As we have tools like the redding comp shell holder sets and shims we can get the benefits of consistent sizing pressure and distance consistency with all the adjustibilty we...
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