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About Toolndie7

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  • Birthday 12/02/1978

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    Shooting, fabricating, machining, reloading etc

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  1. Toolndie7

    17 dead in Florida School shooting

    We have armed guards posted at banks to protect our federally insured money and that's ok. But we wont do the same to protect our children???
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    Pic Of The Day 2

    7.62 inside a .50bmg
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    Reloading for the M14/M1A

    Just ran those loads this morning. 38gr cycled the action fine but was definitely weak, Standard deviation seems to point to 40.5 to 41 grains which gave me an average of 2530fps with a 168gr hpbt . Ran up to 42.5 grains of varget which pushed a 168gr up to an average of 2621fps.
  4. Toolndie7

    Reloading for the M14/M1A

    Thanks SS, I've been spending a lot of time over there reading. So much info I think I'm going cross eyed.
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    Reloading for the M14/M1A

    I was thinking that myself. I figured between being a nato case and a slower burning powder, not to mention probably my favorite rifle. I would chicken out and start small and see how she reacts.
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    Reloading for the M14/M1A

    I just dumped some powder charges last night starting at 38gr and working up to 42 gr of varget to test out this weekend. I recently sliced a LC case down the middle the other day. I want to do it to a commercial case to have a side by side comparison.
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    Reloading for the M14/M1A

    @survivalshop and @Sisco Ive started sizing cases and doing research on loads for my M25. I started checking available free length until I touch the lands and its almost .100" longer than the 308ar chamber I just played with. I really don't want to seat a projectile that far out, Or do I? The mag Will dictate my max but how big of a jump to the lands can I get away with? What are your opinions and or experiences? Thanks
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    First batch

    I know, I know, it's not a true "group" as its only 3 shots but I loaded up 100 more of these to see what I can do. This was shot this morning at 120yds at about 30°f
  9. Toolndie7

    Reloading for the M14/M1A

    Perfect timing SS I was just about to do some research on loading for my m25 👍
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    First batch

    Definitely like the way varget meters. I've never tried RL15 but have heard of it. Once I get the 308ar dialed in I want to do the same with the lrb M25 and she what she likes. With a 22" 1:12 barrel I'm sure it will be different.
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    First batch

    Thanks for the link and doing some math SS I'm liking 44 grains but currently experimenting with 42.6 - 43.5 in .1 increments. We shall see....
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    First batch

    Primer just started to flow into the firing pin hole at 45 grains nothing crazy I could just feel a slight "burr" with my fingernail. Im going to do more playing around 43 and 44 grains so im not worried. as for Deviation and spread? You can calculate that if you like. The fps shown was what I got for each shot in each group. Although it was shot through a $100 chronograph so make of it what you will.
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    First batch

    I finally got around to loading up some 308 for the first time. Been saving lake City, Hirtenberger, and federal brass for awhile and have had dies. Ive been reloading other calibers for awhile but first time with 308, Got around to finally ordering powder and projectiles the other day and started off with some Sierra 168gr hpbt's over some Hodgdon Varget powder. Loaded some LC brass with a rough spread from 40.5-45gr of powder to see what my 308ar was keen on. Thought I would share the results. Distance was 120yds and Barrel is a Criterion 18.5" medium weight match SS 1:10 Groups are definitely not my best and I hadn't shot this rifle in quite sometime.
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    Pretty cool

    Gallery of some clips https://imgur.com/gallery/4TWO1
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    Total eclipse in Texas

    how many saw this anomaly yesterday? Total eclipse in Texas