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    Pressure Signs WAY before max charge ??

    Flattened primers alone without any other signs suggests it may not be a pressure issue. The low velocity readings also support this I would suggest. As others have suggested, try again with once fired brass, maybe neck sized only and see what happens. If the Win primers are still flattening...
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    Carbon fiber stock build

    Is the process similar to GRP, building up in layers of CF and resin? I assume that you will be filling your mold then shaping the finished stock as you would with timber, is that how it works? Pardon my ignorance on the subject.
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    Mountain Lion Attack stopped in the deer woods...close call!

    Brave young lady. Kept her cool and did everything right. You must be very proud of her.
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    Zero at 100 Yards and Leave Turret at 200 Yards for Hunting?

    Where I do most of my hunting (Victorian high country) it is mostly heavily Forrester, so short range (<100 yards) is the norm but with the occasional open pasture areas. So I always zero at 100, figuring if a longer shot presents itself, I will have time to dial in my dope.
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    Tikka T3X Lite won't

    I have a Tikka T3X lite in 308 and yes, when shooting off a bench you have to hold that forend firm. Also, these rifles have a pressure point in the forestock, two small projections that support the barrel just forward of the taper. Therefore, these barrels are not truly free floating and so...
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    Made it happen

    New house, new baby and a freezer full of meat. Life's good! :)
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    Tikka 270 Does Not Like Ballistics Tip Style Ammo

    Find what works best and go with that. Sounds like the Hornady Whitetails are working well for you.
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    Tikka 270 Does Not Like Ballistics Tip Style Ammo

    If your Tikka T3X is anything like mine it probably has a long throat, so if the Flat base vs. Boat tail article is correct, that may explain why. Personally however, I have experienced both good and not so good results with both, although there are many other factors involved.
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    Misery loves company

    Sorry to hear about your plight. Very frustrating I know for those of us who enjoy an active lifestyle. Fortunately modern medicine and surgery can work wonders. Hope they get you fixed up soon. You'll be up and running (literally I hope) in no time. All the best!
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    Interesting Load Development Results

    Based on your chrono velocities, it would appear that you have a node around the 70.4 mark, but in terms of what is printed on paper, 70.8 appears to work best. I have often found a disconnect between measured velocities and on paper results. I would say it is the latter that really counts at...
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    Top 5 hunting rifles at/under $1K

    Well now I have two things I like about Finland: their rifles and their PM. They certainly have taste I'll give them that 😃
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    Idiot Needs Help

    We all make mistakes. All part of the learning process. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It is helpful when we can learn from the mistakes of others as well as our own.
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    Tikka T3 308: Favorite Ammo

    Nice. What stock is that?
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    Tikka T3 308: Favorite Ammo

    I have read elsewhere that that 175 gr bullets are optimal for 11" twist barrels. My T3X has shot between 150 and 180 gr bullets successfully. Personally, I wouldn't go any heavier with the 308.