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    6,5 PRC --- need help

    It is not re26. I compared them and the volume density and color were different.
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    6,5 PRC --- need help

    My PRC was a scattergun with factory 147. Disassembled 38 loads and the powder range was 1gr lowest to highest. Re-assembled with powder charges within .1gr and they shot great. My experience and another friend's was that the match factory ammo was junk. Maybe there were some bad batches but...
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    Top 5 hunting rifles at/under $1K

    I have 2 XBolts and both are very good shooters. A 6.5 Creedmoor and a 6.5 PRC. I have easily found sub .75 moa loads for both with a few .5moa or better targets mixed in when I was having a good shooting day. Brownings, Tikkas, Bergaras all fit your budget and will be great shooters. For...
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    KEY HOLE PROBLEM

    They come apart in 1:8 Creedmoors. It's not the gun or the twist rate that is the problem.
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    KEY HOLE PROBLEM

    It's the bullet. Until Hornady addresses the 147's coming apart don't trust them. I have seen them come apart in a 1:8 Creedmoor and a 1:7 Douglas barreled PRC.
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    KEY HOLE PROBLEM

    The 147's blow up. There are multiple threads about it online and I have witnessed it happening more than once. I know two different shooters with first hand experience in creedmoors and prcs. The 144 Berger will not expand but shoots good. 140 eldm seems to be holding up. There is just...
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    Which annealing machine?

    Send him an email. He was great to deal with.
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    Which annealing machine?

    I have a Mike's MRB and it's a well made product. Once you get your torch and timing set for a cartridge you can just let it go and only have to keep an eye on it. Mike is in TX and was quick to ship. I got it in 3 days.
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    6.5 berger 156 grain EOL seating stem issue

    Fair enough. I still doubt you will be able to notice a difference when shooting them. You may have to do as others mentioned and bed the stem to the bullet if you want to completely get rid of it. And lower neck tension. Hornady sizing dies resize the neck way too much IMO. For hunting...
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    6.5 berger 156 grain EOL seating stem issue

    How deep is the ring? I highly doubt it has any affect on the bullet unless it's really gouging it. I ignore them and have noticed no affects other than I can see it there. One thing to note just as an observation since I just got my Redding Competition set in to use last week. The Redding...
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    6.5 berger 156 grain EOL seating stem issue

    The 147 ELDX stem is pretty close. They make a 153 A Tip stem, too. I bet it's partly neck tension as I have similar issues with my new Redding Competition seater die with the long vld stem. I can load 144 and 153 target Bergers with no ring but Hornady 140 ELDM's do. I blame it on neck...
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    Sub 2k long range hunting scope?

    You owe it to yourself to look at Tract. Their Toric UHD 4-20x50 is fantastic at it's price point of $1300. It is FFP but the reticle is quite small at 4x and not overly large at 20x. For hunting at 4x in low light you need the illuminated reticle, it's that small. Which IMO is a good thing...
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    Savage stealth hunting stock?

    I have the Luth AR MB3 stock on my Stealth and it's a nice upgrade from the original. I did have to swap the carbine tube for a milspec one I had as the stock would not fit the original tube. It rides decently in a rear bag and has a pic rail so you could add a monopod or a bag rider. Just a...
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    So Will the .270 Win Overtake the CM's and PRC's?

    VLD_Pilot, That's my point. There are thousands of 1:10 twist 270's out there. Offering new rifles in fast twist doesn't help that. So you have a scenario where regular hinters see the latest and greatest ammo offerings and buy it. Then it keyholes or can't hit paper and they think it's...
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    So Will the .270 Win Overtake the CM's and PRC's?

    What happens when that high bc box of ammo that requires a 1:8 twist gets bought by a guy with his old trusty 270 and it can't hit paper?

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