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NeuseRvrRat
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Cool. I really enjoy loading my own.

12/2/2018 11:02:38 AM

theDuke866
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yeah, it's tedious...measuring powder out so precisely--sometimes adjusting just one kernel at a time with a trickler to get an exact charge.

It would go a lot faster if with a multi-stage press, or just accepting small inconsistencies in the powder throws...but that would negate a lot of the purpose of hand loading in something like a Creedmoor target rifle.

12/2/2018 7:30:32 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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I use an RCBS Chargemaster for my accuracy loads. It trickles out the next charge while I seat a bullet.

12/2/2018 8:31:56 PM

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yeah we were using a manual trickler and beam balance scale (calibrated when we started, with known calibration weights). We loaded 60 Creedmoors for me, and 30-40 for my friend, with one of us weighing powder while the other seated bullets.

He has an expensive electronic scale, accurate to +/- 1/10th of a grain, but he said he think he's more accurate with the method we used. I'm inclined to believe it--his beam scale was pretty sensitive--we'd adjust quantity by a kernel or two of H4350 at a time, sometimes!

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 8:38 AM. Reason : ]

12/3/2018 8:37:54 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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I've verified the charge master against my beam scale. It's close enough. It gets calibrated with check weights every time I use it. There are some pretty cool homemade setups with automatic tricklers and optical sensors on beam scales that do the same thing the charge master does, but even more accurately.

I'm sure I'm the limiting factor in my accuracy, not my reloads.

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM. Reason : Bd]

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM. Reason : Fj]

12/3/2018 10:46:40 AM

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yeah...the other thing is that this guy shoots out to 1000+ yards, and honestly, about the only time I shoot my Creedmoor is when I'm shooting as his guest, because shooting that rifle at 200 yards or whatever is boring and pointless.

He isn't as crazy into it as some. He's not annealing all the brass or sorting the brass based on weight, reloading cycles, or water capacity or whatever...but he's a little more finicky than a lot of people who aren't shooting big distances.

12/3/2018 6:28:27 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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i made a little annealing machine. mainly just to reduce neck splits and increase brass life. never sorted brass by weight or volume. the longest range down here is only 280 yards, so i stick with old military rifles with iron sights and 22 caliber stuff, and rimfires. golf balls at 280 with the .22-250 is fun for a little while.

and a 44 mag lever rifle loaded with big, slow plated bullets and trail boss powder. holy shit that is fun. everybody is anticipating the blast of the 44 and all you get is a little pop and a big thud on steel.

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 6:51 PM. Reason : dafs]

12/3/2018 6:43:32 PM

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12/4/2018 11:22:12 PM

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just ordered a few CMP garands. anything i need to watch out for?

1/10/2019 7:56:48 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Just make sure you're home when they deliver them or have FedEx hold them at a location and go by and pick them up.

CMP is the safest way to buy a Garand. You know exactly what you're getting. The Garand is so much fun to own. Everyone at the range always wants to shoot the M1.

1/10/2019 8:43:32 PM

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I wish they still had access to 1903's. I have loved and wanted one of those since I was kid playing Medal of Honor.

I havent bought or shot a gun in like 5+ years, im super excited.

1/10/2019 9:17:46 PM

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Don't you have to have them sent to an FFL?

What's the going rate for a nice M1 Garand?

1/10/2019 10:53:41 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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No, CMP can ship rifles to your door. They have an exemption from the federal law.

Depends on how you define "nice". Manufacturer, serial number, and condition can make the price go anywhere from sub $1k to $10k. I normally recommend the CMP Special Grade for folks looking for a shooter and they're $1250. They have some new parts, so they aren't as collectable.

1/11/2019 6:53:56 AM

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I got a "rack grade" for 650 and a "service grade" for 750

We will see what kinda shape they are in when they show up.

You kinda have to jump through some hoops to get in. Join a club on their list, prove shooting experience, and send them appropriate identification.

If both can be made to go boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, PING I will be stoked

[Edited on January 11, 2019 at 7:38 AM. Reason : s]

1/11/2019 7:37:01 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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They will function fine. CMP is awesome. I did the Garand Collector's Association membership for the club and my NC CHP worked for proof of shooting experience. GCA quarterly magazine is actually really cool.

1/11/2019 8:04:02 AM

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This whole grown adult thing makes buying gun stuff a lot more fun when you can afford the good stuff. I’m hoping to get my new hunting rifle back from the gunsmith soon, it’s going to be mostly used for whitetail within 300 yards but I’m going to use it for long distance hunting training as I want to get out west sometime and there’s a 1000 yard training facility close by.

Rifle is a Tikka T3x Lite in 6.5 CM, cutting the barrel down to 18” and threading it for my SilencerCo Omega with a direct thread 1/2x28 mount (not enough meat on the barrel for 5/8x24). On top I got a Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1. I haven’t mounted the scope yet but holy shit is it worlds better than my piece of junk Vortex PST. I can’t ever buy cheap glass after this again.

3/8/2019 9:57:41 AM

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You still expect to get good long rage results with the barrel turned down to 18"?

3/8/2019 11:24:07 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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the only difference with a shorter barrel is a little less velocity

3/8/2019 1:25:35 PM

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I should be able to plink out to 1000 just fine and hunting under 600 yards the bullet is moving fast enough to expand and penetrate. I won’t be taking 600 yard shots on deer anytime soon and likely never but I do plan on taking long range hunting classes to improve my skills.

Plus with the suppressor you gain a little of that velocity back. Not all of it but it’s more than just shooting an 18” gun from what I’ve heard from others who did the exact same thing as I’m doing.

Next on the list is a custom 300 WM in an XLR carbon chassis with a proof carbon barrel. That’s going on the back burner though because I got a lot of shooting I want to do before getting another expensive gun.

3/8/2019 5:14:47 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Finally got around to getting the rest of the parts to build my 9 mm AR "pistol". AR stuff is so cheap right now.

5/9/2019 8:45:28 PM

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