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My first reloaded rifle round

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by steelfingers, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. steelfingers

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    This is the one I'll keep. My first reloaded rifle round. 6.5 creedmoor Hornady brass CCI primer and 140 gr Match bullet. I'm a silly old man that had a ball doing this. Going to load up the min and max saami to see where my gun likes it. I'll have to do all 4k full resizing since they were fired in another creedmoor, but that's ok. The Ruger Precision Gen 3 is the gun I was planning to reload for but my RAP was outstanding too.
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    Looking good! Work up to that MAX slowly, watching for pressure signs as you go!
     
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    Nothing silly about that!!
     
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    Thanks. I've inspected all 4k of my ammo and all of it I bought new. I'm not interested in testing limits. It's been done and my gun will have it's sweet spot somewhere between min and max. My chrono is ready to go so I looking forward to .....well all of it.
     
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    Be careful! You will quickly become addicted to the process of working up loads to match your specific firearms!
     
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    Ha.
     
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    140 Nosler rdf bullets with h4350 shoots lights out in my creedmoor, can usually get blems at shooters pro shop for a reasonable price.
     
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    I shoot the 4350 as well but the Nosler's in 140 have been thin lately. I just like the 140 grain. Most heavier are more of a hunting round (IMO) I may load some as we will have a few hog killings soon as they start tearing up everything again.
     
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    What primer do you use? As I've said before, I tend to dwell on things and if one primer is better than another, I've got to figure out why. Like I said I've seen the Fed match and cci used and I'm not which way to go.
     
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    Use the primer the loading data recommends. Some primers are hotter than others and if your approaching max load, you can start to see signs of overpressure using the wrong primer.
     

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