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.223 Rem .69 SMK Load Help!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ba9780m1, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. ba9780m1

    ba9780m1 Member

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    I Have beenreloading rifle for about 2 years now using a accruate load out of my Savage Model 12 Targe Riflre. Load is as follows:

    CCI 400 Primers
    69 Gr. SMK BTHP
    Rem Case AOL of case 1.755
    23.9 Gr. Vartget
    COAL 2.355 Yes I know its long but I used a Hornady AOL Headspace gage
    and I am resting the cartridge .25 off the Lands
    Slight factory Die C
    the above gives me a 2 inch group 300 yards 2 inches.
    Now the problem im starting to feel small loose spotes in my barrel when i run a patch in the barrel i have cronie the loads and im in spec have shot about 1000 round through the barrel but i dont want to burn up the barrel
    anybody have any thoughts? Help
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I thought, You aren't feeling loose spots.

    You are feeling clean spots where there is not as much copper fouling.

    Buy a bottle of copper solvent and use it.

    rc
     
  3. ssyoumans

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    Sweets 7.62 is pretty good at getting the copper fouling out. Works fast and you know you got it all when you don't see any more blue/green residue on your patches. Don't use a brass rod/jag etc or you'll never get a clean patch.
     
  4. kelbro

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    Try some WipeOut or PatchOut.
     
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