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Forum: Guns
Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Nomercy448

Absolutely, spectators are welcome. However,...

Absolutely, spectators are welcome.

However, you WILL be told, by any match director and any competitor, ďbring a rifle, whatever you have, and come try it.Ē Many clubs and ranges have loaner...
Forum: Guns
Yesterday, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Nomercy448

Iíll be interested to see how the 125 Winís treat...

Iíll be interested to see how the 125 Winís treat you. I never did buy a single round of factory ammo for my 6.5 creed while I had it, and only reloaded for the 140 ELD and Hybrid, with H4350 in...
09-13-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Nomercy448

Many states already ďbanĒ night vision or thermal...

Many states already ďbanĒ night vision or thermal imaging optics from use while hunting. Kansas, as an example, prohibits use of any optic which emits light towards game, and use of those which...
Forum: Guns
09-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Nomercy448

Yeah Bronc - I like to pretend I'm still a...

Yeah Bronc - I like to pretend I'm still a "competitive person," so I still shoot matches and still fight Judo & BJJ, still play video games, heck, I still want to get on bulls every day. There are...
Forum: Guns
09-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Nomercy448

Yeah Jake, itís not necessarily an inexpensive...

Yeah Jake, itís not necessarily an inexpensive hobby, although Iím not sure any competitive shooting sport is inexpensive. Most club matches are only $40-50 for entry fees, but youíll figure on...
Forum: Guns
09-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Nomercy448

Thereís a pretty broad spectrum of ages. We...

Thereís a pretty broad spectrum of ages. We regularly have guys on squad in their 60ís. Itís a relatively popular sport with retirees, guys with disposable income and time to enjoy a demanding hobby....
Forum: Guns
09-10-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Nomercy448

Precision Rifle Competition Teaser (pic heavy)

I expect this will be of little interest for most, and without a competition sub-forum, it doesn’t really have a fitting home here, but it might pique curiosity for some. I’m not a jersey’d...
Forum: Reloading
09-07-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Nomercy448

I have a dollar that says your first rifle which...

I have a dollar that says your first rifle which fire formed the brass has a larger chamber than your new rifle, such the only way to recover the brass is via a small base die. Most likely, after...
Forum: Reloading
09-07-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Nomercy448

For catching, I use cheap Caldwell catchers. They...

For catching, I use cheap Caldwell catchers. They work, and are cheap enough to keep a couple around. I do, however, use a lot of simple deflectors when shooting on a square range.

A simple weaver...
Forum: Reloading
09-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Nomercy448

Bronc, I generally shoot all of my development...

Bronc, I generally shoot all of my development work as round robin fire, just to keep myself honest and to prevent myself from shooting at my group, instead of shooting at my POAís.

Seating depth...
Forum: Guns
09-06-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Nomercy448

If I had to start over quickly, in the absence of...

If I had to start over quickly, in the absence of custom firearms, I wouldn't. It's taken many years to accumulate what I have, so while I might know exactly what I want, very little of it could be...
Forum: Guns
08-26-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Nomercy448

No, a 22 doesnít shoot flatter than a 450...

No, a 22 doesnít shoot flatter than a 450 Bushmaster. I think youíve been mislead by a lot of speculative conjecture from fools.

A 22 Long Rifle will push a bullet around 1100fps, whereas your...
Forum: Guns
08-26-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Nomercy448

I hope it didnít seem like we were all raining on...

I hope it didnít seem like we were all raining on your parade of late, but the most likely issue isnít some rare and complex mechanical or thermodynamic issue, itís most likely the shooter.

A...
Forum: Guns
08-25-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nomercy448

GFY Lone Wolf! I had to double-take on this...

GFY Lone Wolf!

I had to double-take on this one, because ďGood For YouĒ isnít the common pop culture meaning of ďGFYĒ :jaw:
Forum: Guns
08-25-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nomercy448

Admitting up front itís a line from the former...

Admitting up front itís a line from the former sitcom, ďthe Office,Ē I often say, ďIím not superstitious, but Iím a little stitious.Ē

Barrel break in, in my experience, is little to nothing more...
Forum: Guns
08-25-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Nomercy448

125yrds is certainly short changing the 350. It...

125yrds is certainly short changing the 350. It shoots flatter than your 450 Bushmaster, and has plenty of bullet mass and punch to do the job. You might not be impressed by a smaller diameter...
Forum: Reloading
08-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
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Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Get a couple 66% IPSC targets, 4 Shepherd Crook...

Get a couple 66% IPSC targets, 4 Shepherd Crook plant hangers from a local Garden Center, hanging bolts and 4 lengths of chain 18Ē long. Throw them out there at 500. Chronograph your load, establish...
Forum: Guns
08-24-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nomercy448

@bronko22000 - Thereís fallacy in the logic no...

@bronko22000 - Thereís fallacy in the logic no matter which side you stand upon. How a shooter justifies barrel break in or justifies NOT breaking in can be logically determined valid or invalid,...
Forum: Guns
08-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Nomercy448

Iím driving to a rifle match right now, and would...

Iím driving to a rifle match right now, and would have some follow up questions, but Iíll be brief here:

First: Iíve been instructing new riflemen for a long time, and 99% of the time when a...
Forum: Guns
08-22-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nomercy448

Custom barrel makers offer hand-lapped barrels,...

Custom barrel makers offer hand-lapped barrels, and still recognize a break in process will help appropriately coke the bore with copper. Bergara wouldnít be my first source.

I didnít break in my...
Forum: Guns
08-22-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Nomercy448

It matches or slightly exceeds the Max in the...

It matches or slightly exceeds the Max in the same barrel length.
Forum: Guns
08-21-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Nomercy448

This speculation has been passed around a lot...

This speculation has been passed around a lot recently, but it is NOT supported by the SAAMI specs for the rounds.

The SAAMI spec for the .350 Legend is .357Ē-0.003Ē, whereas the .357 max, like...
Forum: Guns
08-21-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Nomercy448

Can you buy a .357 max AR-15 on the shelf at your...

Can you buy a .357 max AR-15 on the shelf at your local gun shop?

Thatís how it compares.
Forum: Guns
08-21-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Nomercy448

I havenít done so myself, but supposedly the guys...

I havenít done so myself, but supposedly the guys living in Ohio have confirmed itís legal. Even though the SAAMI spec is 9mm Pistol bullets, instead of .357Ē rifle bullets.
Forum: Reloading
08-21-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Theyíll last a long, long time if you arenít...

Theyíll last a long, long time if you arenít shooting competition. The disadvantages for the game are too steep though. I have a 7-08 with something around 5,000rnds on the tube, still shoots well...
Forum: Reloading
08-20-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

It depends upon the cartridge. For competition...

It depends upon the cartridge. For competition rifles like @Big Uncle and I are talking about, ďdeath comes on swift wings.Ē Break in - meaning where velocity seems to stabilize and the rifle seems...
Forum: Reloading
08-18-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Iím not sure why that one shot was so fast at...

Iím not sure why that one shot was so fast at 42.2, but ~42.4 is also a node for me. That particular test was I stopped that test at 42.4 only because I was confirming a node I already knew. My...
Forum: Guns
08-18-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By Nomercy448

What was old becomes new again. I remember a wave...

What was old becomes new again. I remember a wave of ďtuner popularityĒ in the late 90ís, especially among 22LR competitors, but had rarely heard a peep about them in 15 years or so - until recently,...
Forum: Reloading
08-17-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Iíve been thinking a bit more about this question...

Iíve been thinking a bit more about this question this wk, and it occurred to me this morning - I have a great graphical representation of why I focus so much on velocity.

The two targets below...
Forum: Reloading
08-15-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Iím not aware of any load development method...

Iím not aware of any load development method which doesnít use any target analysis. Satterlee method is as close as it gets, since the focus is upon velocity.

Iíve shared here, multiple times...
Forum: Reloading
08-15-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Hereís the velocity plot which goes with my...

Hereís the velocity plot which goes with my orange dot target above. The groups in the target above are all good, but donít tell the entire story.

So how do we analyze the groups?

Option A)...
Forum: Reloading
08-15-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

I have done the Newberry OCW test, and the...

I have done the Newberry OCW test, and the Audette Ladder test, extensively in the past. The last two years, I've almost exclusively used the Satterlee Velocity method. I shoot at that "OCW style"...
Forum: Reloading
08-15-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Nomercy448

I havenít hunted anything with a 375win, but I...

I havenít hunted anything with a 375win, but I did just have a 94 Big Bore in 375 come into my shop for repair. New in Box, never fired, and needs to stay that way - but during normal fondling, the...
Forum: Guns
08-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Nomercy448

Iím much the same - if I want something, I get...

Iím much the same - if I want something, I get it. I have a few guilty pleasures which I canít bring myself to buy, and a few fleeting ďhey, that would be fun,Ē ideas which donít last long, but...
Forum: Reloading
08-13-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Load development based on small 100yrd groups...

Load development based on small 100yrd groups wins 100/200yrd benchrest matches. Load development which focuses upon consistency in velocity and bullet POI at range is what wins precision rifle...
Forum: Reloading
08-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

blob:https://www.huntingnet.com/390d7a9b-e1f4-49ba...

blob:https://www.huntingnet.com/390d7a9b-e1f4-49ba-ae96-f82ddaf424d2

This yellow line is what matters. The multiple POAís only serve to allow the red line to be established as a reference, then...
Forum: Reloading
08-13-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

This is incorrect. OCW method recognizes...

This is incorrect.

OCW method recognizes that trying POI to POA is simply a matter of dialing on the scope. So the fact the group you identified in the thread I linked is close to POA is...
Forum: Reloading
08-13-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

Hereís a thread from ~3 years ago where we...

Hereís a thread from ~3 years ago where we reviewed OCW theory applied to another memberís targets.

HNI Thread: Interpreting OCW results...
Forum: Reloading
08-13-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Ocw
Views: 1,272
Posted By Nomercy448

The ShootingUK video has a lot of flaws in how he...

The ShootingUK video has a lot of flaws in how he executed and how he analyzed the results from what he claims is an OCW test. Really terrible example video.

Heís not far enough away, for...
Forum: Reloading
08-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nomercy448

For me, it depends on what I need my ammunition...

For me, it depends on what I need my ammunition to do. If Iím hunting, I donít need 1/4 MOA groups, even if I might want them in my mind. Even for precision rifle competition, thereís no sense in...
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nomercy448

Yeah - Iím a regular advocate that a 100yrd...

Yeah - Iím a regular advocate that a 100yrd ladder is largely meaningless. Gotta get out there at least to 300, preferably 600.
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nomercy448

A guy shooting a ladder test for long range...

A guy shooting a ladder test for long range shooting is a lot less silly than hand sorting case necks with a neck bushing and an expanding mandrel. Just sayiní...

A lot of short range benchrest...
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By Nomercy448

Thereís no color on the dies - and living only...

Thereís no color on the dies - and living only with RCBS dies is missing out on a lot of great products out there.
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nomercy448

Iíve done the ďhalf turnĒ trick in the past - and...

Iíve done the ďhalf turnĒ trick in the past - and from a process development process, again, itís false logic. If it does improve concentricity in a reloading process, then weíd be acknowledging we...
Forum: Guns
08-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By Nomercy448

No break in procedure will add 500 more rounds of...

No break in procedure will add 500 more rounds of barrel life. No break in procedure will shrink 1/2moa groups to 1/10moa groups. Breaking in can help reduce fouling, and improve ease of cleaning....
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nomercy448

I've thought at length the last two days about...

I've thought at length the last two days about this thread, and I've typed a reply here 4 times now - ultimately ending up with a lengthy explication of why the process described by the OP just...
Forum: Guns
08-03-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By Nomercy448

This has been my experience as well - and better...

This has been my experience as well - and better lug contact on the bolt.

Theyíre not as pretty on the outside as they used to be, but theyíre better rifles than they used to be, if you care...
Forum: Reloading
07-27-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Nomercy448

Itís an obscure round, and the platforms in which...

Itís an obscure round, and the platforms in which it was offered were extremely varied - leverguns, singleshot break actions, and singleshot rotating breechblock pistols (built on a revolver frame,...
Forum: Reloading
07-27-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By Nomercy448

I get Hornady dies at a fairly steep discount, so...

I get Hornady dies at a fairly steep discount, so I do use a lot of them for my ďbulkĒ reloading. I have Lee, Hornady, RCBS, Whidden, Redding, Forster, Lyman, Dillon, Wilson, Sinclair, and K&M, and...
Forum: Reloading
07-24-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Nomercy448

In a Contender, less constrained by tip length, I...

In a Contender, less constrained by tip length, I would spend my time with the 75 V max over H110/W296 or H4227. From my Hawkeye, scoped and benched I generally saw about 2.5-3Ē at 100yrds as my...
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