Must Reading for all reloaders!!


December 26, 2008, 03:45 PM
Well, rifle reloaders anyway!


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December 26, 2008, 03:53 PM
So a chamber reamer, a cartridge case, a sizing die and a barrel walk into a bar..... and it only gets better from there. Thanks for the link.

The Bushmaster
December 26, 2008, 04:06 PM
So that's how you spell "leade" I have always wondered about that...

December 26, 2008, 05:10 PM
That's a great read. Thanks

December 26, 2008, 05:39 PM
So that's how you spell "leade" Cmon now Bushmaster. We have used it spelled properly here. :D

Good article...bookmarked.

December 26, 2008, 06:17 PM
I told him how to spell it a couple of years ago. He forgets easily these days...........


Doug b
December 26, 2008, 07:02 PM
Thanks for the post RC I tried to find that modified case thread size a couple of years ago,even gave one to a machinist at work to figure out.He told me it had to be some off the wall metric thread.5/16 X 36P indeed,gents thats worth recording somewere.

December 27, 2008, 08:16 PM
Hahh! I don't think I'd trust that "machinist" to do much! It isn't very hard to determine that thread pitch! Granted, it's not very common, but easy to determine and easy to get a tap.

Did Hornady take over ownership of that stuff, or come out with their own? It sure looks like what I bought several years ago, even the same color, and it damn sure wasn't Hornady.

Art Eatman
December 27, 2008, 09:15 PM
I had gunshow tables for some 30 years. Took a lot of rifles on trade. I also bought a fair number of small collections. It was common for me to take rifles and mess around some, tweaking forearm bedding and doing some test shooting to see if I could sell it as a "real good shooter".

I never found a rifle with any obvious problem with headspace. It's most likely worth checking with old military rifles, but modern bolt actions are pretty doggoned rare to be out of spec.

As far as overall length and concerns about pressure spikes, I commonly checked to see how far forward I could seat a bullet before it engaged the lands. Tap the round out with a cleaning rod, recheck a time or two, and I had some idea about what not to do for overall length.

One thing for sure, a once-fired case, reloaded for the same rifle, is about as good a fit as you can get. :)

I'm mostly a hunter, so any time I regularly tweak the package to get half-MOA with three-shot groups, I'm happy. Benchrest folks have a whole different standard, and certainly can justify following the Brownell ideas...

Doug b
December 27, 2008, 10:57 PM
Moosehunt yep that machinist was mostly hat.Hornady bought it from stoney point, I don't know if they bought the entire company or just the comparator and head and shoulders gauge rights.

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