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by jbolt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Club House
Topic: December Match at Sunnyvale Rod & Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: December Match at Sunnyvale Rod & Gun

I posted the cookie cutters in the marketplace. http://www.steelchickens.com/forums/vie ... =3&t=13098
by jbolt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Silhouette Cookie Cutters
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Silhouette Cookie Cutters

These are 3d printed cookie cutters scaled to approximately 50m target size. They are printed in PTEG, a food safe plastic. PETG plastic is stringy. I clean them up pretty well but there may still be a few fine hairs left over from printing. These are easily removed with tweezers or a scotch-brite p...
by jbolt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

Did a little more testing this morning and the best I can do with the 107's in this gun is about .8 moa. For a factory gun in a plastic stock that's not too bad. With my 10 moa wobble every inch counts :D . I have some 130's I may try and I also ordered a box of 120's and 123's to test.
by jbolt
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

I tested three loads with the bullets seated .100" deeper and that cured the blow-by problem. All three had a velocity spread of around 40 with a standard deviation of 23 ish. The lightest load was the most accurate at around 1/2 moa but needs further testing to verify if it has any potential. The c...
by jbolt
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: December Match at Sunnyvale Rod & Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: December Match at Sunnyvale Rod & Gun

Thanks! Trying to keep the sport alive in our little piece of the world.

I made the cookie cutters on a 3D printer. I have extras I can post in the marketplace if anyone is interested.
by jbolt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

It surprises me about the faster powder, are you sticking with recommended OAL due to magazine restrictions? If you can, maybe try seating the bullet farther out, not deeper and increasing the neck tension to at least .004 or more. You need to try and keep at least one caliber worth in the neck. Yo...
by jbolt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Club House
Topic: December Match at Sunnyvale Rod & Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 171

December Match at Sunnyvale Rod & Gun

I thought I would share a few photos of our December match. November is traditionally our biggest match of the year where we give away turkeys, pies etc. along with our can slam where the middle animal of the second bank is painted a different color. Hit that animal and win a can of corn (c), spam (...
by jbolt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: NRA End of Year Accounting
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: NRA End of Year Accounting

All, Just offering an opposing view: I have not had an issue this year or any other with scorebook accounting. One year, I had a missing stub, but put in an additional slip of paper with statement along the lines of "lost #xyz, but money is included." I'm guessing the $ helped smooth things out, bu...
by jbolt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

I shoot 107s for the 3 close animals without any problem. Some of my thoughts follow. First OAL is a bad place to start. Not all chambers are created equal. They all are a little different. Duller ogvie should be close but not touching the lands. Next, a lirrle black stuff on your neck is not a pro...
by jbolt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

Sierra's recommendation is only that, a recommendation. It should work in most rifles with most brass, but not necessarily all the time. It sounds like you have a generous chamber on the factory rifle with new(ish) Lapua brass that is likely designed with expectations of very tight custom chambers ...
by jbolt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

plzbry wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Looked at Hodgens reloading data it recommends starting at 37 grains of varget with 107s up to 41.go to low and things go kaboom
Sierras load data starts at 35.8 gn's of Varget which equates to about 2700 fps which should be fine.
by jbolt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

Have you tried a normal seating depth and a faster powder for the lighter bullets. Like Benchmark or H-322, I think it is the timing of your pressure spike. A faster powder will help seal the case mouth a little sooner than Varget. 107's or 108's should work fine. Dennis Bullets are seated to Sierr...
by jbolt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

jbolt Have you check the twist on your barrel ? You need at least an 8 twist to stabilize the lighter bullets. Try the Sierra 123 with 36 or 37 gr. of Varget and use a magnum primer. If you still get blowback with them, then the problem could be an oversize chamber, or you are sizing the neck too m...
by jbolt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

Again, I'm a newbie at reloading. I sent my 1x fired off to get cleaned and full length sized while I got my reloading gear. For my 3rd reload, I used a Whidden die with a 0.289 bushing to size the brass. Neck tension was 0.001-0.002. I didn't clean the necks, just lubed, sized, cleaned the outside...
by jbolt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: 6.5mm Bullet for the Close Animals

With the bullet seated to 2.790" as recommended by Sierra the cylinder of the bullet is about .100" into the neck. At this seating depth it is .09" off the lands. Neck tension is .002". I ran five 5 shot test loads staring a 35.8 gn up to 37 gn of Varget in .3 gn increments. The higher the charge th...