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  1. I'm looking at doing some loading with a flat base bullet. Any recommendations? I would prefer something that is aimed at varmints, mainly coyotes. Shooter's Pro Shop has some Nosler S.H.O.T.S that are 55 grain. $30 for 500. Anyone try them?
  2. So, I had another play date at the range today. This time with 58 grain VMAX and the 8208. I would say it went well. Not sure of the speeds because my only chrony is a Magnetospeed and it screws with barrel harmonics and affects group size tremendously. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the info Greg. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  4. I'm checking my distance to the lands on my barrel with the 58gr VMAX. Time and time again, I'm getting 1.795, CBTO, with an OAL of 2.227" while using the Hornady overall length tool. Everything else I've read says I should be able to get another .050" longer, but I can't see that happening without being in the lands, which I dont want to do. I feel like I'm leaving something on the table. Any ideas? I have put 50 rounds through the barrel so far so it isn't new. I've checked the chamber and everything looks fine. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  5. I hit the range yesterday. Up to this point, I have three rounds fired through the rifle. No barrel break in, so I may repeat some of this testing with higher charge weights. Loads are as follows; 85 Grain Sierra Gameking CBTO is 1.836 for an COAL of about 2.200" Using the Hornady OAL tool, i find that my CBTO to the lands is only 1.839, which seems short. But, that's what I've measured consistantly. IMR 8208 XBR loaded at the following weights: 27.7, 28.0, 28.3, 28.6, 28.9, 29.2, 29.5, and 29.8 29.5 and 29.8 were compressed. I do believe I am over gassing the system, though, as on the 29.5g loads, I have the crescent shaped scrape on the brass. Thoughts? Primers are slightly flatter than the lower charge weights but not by much. I think a higher charge weight is in need of testing. I have no velocity info to share as I only have a Magnetospeed and it is not load development friendly. If someone wants to send me a Labradar unit to test with, I will gladly accept. Here's a picture of the targets. I dont know if the barrel is starting to settle down after 50 rounds or if this just shot like helll. The 29.8g group was by far the best. I will be heading out again to try 29.2 and work on up to over 30 to see what this load is capable of. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  6. Yes, I know my bipod is on backwards. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  7. She's done! Well, minus load development, but that's half the fun. SWFA has (had?) a deal going on and for $449 you could get the SWFA 3-15X42 SFP scope with caps and sunshade. I couldnt pass it up. I've had fixed power SWFAs in the past and they just plain work. Not to mention their customer service is top notch. I was going to put it in some Burris XTAC medium-sized rings, but they were too low and I couldnt get proper cheek weld. The scope wasn't interfering with the hand guard though. A guy had this mount for sale and I was able to trade the rings for this Vortex CM-203. It's a bit high, but with the PRS, that isn't an issue. So, after a broken bolt in the handguard, a trip to the smith and multiple conversations with Ritch (who I can't thank enough) I finally have a complete rifle. I still need a 1/2-28 to 5/8-24 thread adapter so I can run the can, but I'll get there. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  8. I spoke to Ritch. If I put the upper on a lower, put a round in the chamber and release the bolt, the round will chamber just fine. I did this with both the sized brass, and the brass that I had moved the shoulder .006" back. I will load up a few rounds in the coming weeks, and take the rifle to the range so I can establish a base line to be used for measuring the brass before after sizing. To Greg and Ritch, you guys are awesome and your willingness to help and share your knowledge is top notch. Thanks again! Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  9. Ok. Using a Hornady 350 headspace comparator, I measure the brass at 1.3545 inches. I turn the die an 1/8th of a turn, size the brass. This bumped back my shoulder .005". The problem persists. Ran the die in another 1/4 of a turn, case measures 1.348 this time. Not much change, but still doesn't fit in the chamber correctly. I'm camming over on my press pretty hard that last bump, not sure I can go anymore with it. Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks metalmole. I'll be checking my resizing process tonight as I've also heard this from Ritch and Greg. Thanks for the help and I'll update the post with what I find. Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  11. Awesome. Thanks Greg. Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  12. Not the greatest picture, but the case head is still about .150" from being flush with the chamber. Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks Greg, I will try that. I had just about ruled that out as everything I've read is saying the COAL for the 58 VMAX is most commonly around the 2.250 mark. I seated a round down to 2.155 and still doesn't fit. The issue is the same if I try to chamber a case without a bullet in it. Could my dies not be sizing enough? Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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