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    Quote Originally Posted by Former11B View Post
    Attachment 6180

    Pulled one
    Very nice!

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    Unimpressive but it's a starting point. Using factory manufactured Federal 75gr .224 Valkyrie rounds.






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    Pretty disappointing day. Haha. I know it's mostly me and not the rifle.

    This rifle obviously hates the Winchester. My other rifle shot it fine. All the Fiocchi 55gr shot good for being 55gr.

    Wasn't happy with my 75gr Hornady groups.

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    Ya it definitely didnít like the Win. soft points...lol

    Try out some 69gríers.. every ďmatchĒ barrel and decent that I had all loved them, almost better then 77ís..


    Iíll get in on this, just need to find some time to hit the one range around here, about an hour away... Havenít really sat down and shot/grouped some ammo thru the battlekitty..really only sighted it in, up in the hills.. Not the best barrel, but the BA 223 wlyde barrel showed a decent sign of maybe being a decent shooter..

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    I scrapped the 8208 XBR after feedback here and tried RL15. 24.1gr. CCI #41. Testing different bullets.

    20 round groups. All 2.6 COAL. 25* temps. 7500 elevation.

    Top left: 77gr SMK
    Top right: 77r Nosler
    Bottom left: 75gr Hornady



    Question for the veterans: I notice my bullet seater puts a ring halfway down the bullet. Dillon die. What can I do to prevent this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fledge View Post
    Question for the veterans: I notice my bullet seater puts a ring halfway down the bullet. Dillon die. What can I do to prevent this?
    Is it more than just grime that can be wiped off? I'd expect it to just be a dirty die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerUp View Post
    Is it more than just grime that can be wiped off? I'd expect it to just be a dirty die.
    Iíll check that out! It was much more pronounced on the Nosler than the Sierra.

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    Probably just the die and different bullet profile leaving its mark..shouldn’t do much of anything if it’s just a light mark.

    Have you tried any with a hair shorter OAL? I seemed to have my best luck around 2.245

    That Hornady group is pretty good

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    I did find rings of brass shavings in the die. Hope thatís the problem. Iíd like the bullet to stay as perfect as possible.

    Iíll try that case length, mustang. Iím also going to try these recipes in a SMOS barrel. My SMOS has always been more consistent than my Proof with factory ammo.

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    Also grabbed the new Ballistic-X app. Looks promising. Launch price is only $5.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fledge View Post
    Also grabbed the new Ballistic-X app. Looks promising. Launch price is only $5.

    I'd had a similar app that wasn't great. Will try this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by fledge View Post
    Question for the veterans: I notice my bullet seater puts a ring halfway down the bullet. Dillon die. What can I do to prevent this?
    There are several different kinds and brands of seating stems. Sometimes the stems need to be modified when loading up extra long ultra high BC bullets.

    If the little ring bothers you I would get a few seating stems. They are generally not expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fledge View Post
    I scrapped the 8208 XBR after feedback here and tried RL15. 24.1gr. CCI #41. Testing different bullets.

    20 round groups. All 2.6 COAL. 25* temps. 7500 elevation.

    Top left: 77gr SMK
    Top right: 77r Nosler
    Bottom left: 75gr Hornady



    Question for the veterans: I notice my bullet seater puts a ring halfway down the bullet. Dillon die. What can I do to prevent this?
    2.260Ē OAL? 2.6Ē is long

    As far as the ring on the bullets, the seater plug is doing that. You can clean the plug then polish the inside of the stem where it contacts the bullet. More here:

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...ks-on-bullets/


    RCBS will make you a few custom stems if you send them the bullets you use theyíll send back custom stems shaped for your bullets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former11B View Post
    RCBS will make you a few custom stems if you send them the bullets you use they’ll send back custom stems shaped for your bullets
    Yep. A few companies do it. If I ever win the power ball and can start loading ultra high BC all copper bullets all the time I would have a few extra seating stems around.

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    Got my first range day of the year. MDT's Black Friday sale allowed my best group ever for my Savage 12. What a difference a chassis makes. Also, my rifle like lighter bullets. I never had instability with 69 grain Nosler CC, but they never grouped well. This 10 shot group is better than any 5 shot group I've ever recorded, plus I just picked a load out of my guide, no workup.


    Also did pretty good with my Stag and TA33 at 100 from a benchrest.

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