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Morning Shoot @ the Dinger Farm

Old 05-09-2019, 12:35 PM
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Default Morning Shoot @ the Dinger Farm

It is suppose to be a warm day here on the Palouse today and I had a real need to do some shooting!

As a lot of you already know Lehigh developed a new sabotless bullet for 45 cal. rifles, a .458x260 CF-HP.




For my rifles, I do re-size the drive bands on the bullet from .458 to .454 for the ease of loading.



Since the morning really wasn't all that warm yet, I headed out to the dinger farm hoping the farmer was done planting Garbanzo beans in the shooting range.

The goal this morning was to tighten down my 100 yard zero.... which really isn't zero. At 100 yards I want to be at 2.7 inches high. This allows me to shoot to 180 yards knowing that I will be about 3 inches low.

The PLAN is to use this rifle during the Idaho general rifle season. Shooting worked out really well! I am highly confident in the load, the bullet, and the rifle. Now if it were just a dang season open!!!


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Old 05-12-2019, 08:38 AM
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Looking good ! ? What type of of sizing Die are you using there in the press
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by smokepolehall View Post
Looking good ! ? What type of of sizing Die are you using there in the press
Just an inexpensive Lee .454 die - really works well...



You have to modify the plunger that comes with the dye but that is fairly easy... It needs to fit in the powder cup.



And a bump stick something like this to load them. Course a short started will work also but you need to be careful not to contact the crown with the short starter.





You can actually do it with out a press - but I really recommend a press.

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Old 05-12-2019, 05:25 PM
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You are doing well resizing, thank you
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by smokepolehall View Post
You are doing well resizing, thank you
Yes it all works well for me! They shoot really well also - I am using BH-209 for sabotless shooting
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:43 AM
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Spect it does good for you. I can not use the BH209 in mine
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:51 AM
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Spect it does good for you. I can not use the BH209 in mine
If you are using cap ignition - T7 will shoot just as well as BH. The problem I have shooting T7 with shotgun primer is after 3-4-5 shots I do need to run a damp patch to clear the 'crud ring' - then to be able to the bullet into the same group - I have to 'make sure' the bore is dry. With cap ignition and T7 I can shoot many many shots with out patching.
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