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by 6.5x55ai
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Top Service From Australian Company
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Top Service From Australian Company

The other day I went to use my AnD Fx300i scales for my weekly reloading session. Total panic, as dead as a dodo. Traced fault to a failed power supply, phew. Had previously had contact with Julian @ AnD Australasia when he assisted me to set up my Fx300i to communicate with Excel on my PC. Sent him...
by 6.5x55ai
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reloading press advice
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Reloading press advice

You've got 2 different situations here. A need for a churnerouterer for the 9 mil in which case the Dillons are the way to go. With the F Class loading, speed is not the deal, precision is. Whether the Dillon are precision machines I cannot comment. I have lusted after a Forster Co-Ax for years. The...
by 6.5x55ai
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: difference between magneto speed and Labradar speeds
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: difference between magneto speed and Labradar speeds

Interesting discussion however you have to draw a line in the sand somewhere. I am happy with what my LR tells me but also let's be realistic here. We are discussing cheap (yes including the LR) consumer grade devices not military grade units costing 10s of 1000s of dollars. The MS and now the LR ar...
by 6.5x55ai
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: difference between magneto speed and Labradar speeds
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: difference between magneto speed and Labradar speeds

LR 1, MS Sporter, Diff 1 2866 2859 7 (Clean Barrel) 2 2911 2906 5 3 2916 2909 7 4 2926 2926 0 5 2921 2916 5 LR 2, MS Sporter, Diff 6 2927 2928 -1 7 2921 2922 -1 8 2917 2917 0 Omark 308, 155gr SMK Unfortunately I had already sold my V2 and would have liked to do the comparison with that but the Sport...
by 6.5x55ai
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: difference between magneto speed and Labradar speeds
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: difference between magneto speed and Labradar speeds

I did test Magnetospeed versus LR not so long ago. Used 2 Labradars, unfortunately not at the same time. Results were extremely close. Will dig out the spreadsheet and post it later. BTW V0 (muzzle velocity) is a calculated figure. The purists could argue that the MS measuring at the muzzle is givin...
by 6.5x55ai
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Carbon donut
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Carbon donut

You need to drop the "j" of the end of that link to stop the good old 404 error. Yes Tony Boyer's book is a gem. I have used many brands of powders over the years - Norma, VV, Nobels, Alliant, ADI, WW and the only time I got caught out with a carbon ring was several years ago with Winchest...
by 6.5x55ai
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 308 Palma depriming problem
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: 308 Palma depriming problem

Dremel cut off discs are brilliant when used side on but they shatter easily if too much pressure applied. Wear yer safety specs!
Don't even consider opening up the flash hole, you will ruin the benefit of the small primers on the Palma case.
by 6.5x55ai
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Borescope
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Borescope

Thank you gents, Hawkeye it is, someone said to me this morning, buy once cry once ........ I am now balling my eyes out ! They are not cheap, but hopefully it is a good investment, and in time, I can understand what I am seeing. I cried once and got the Hawkeye. I should though, have had an utter ...
by 6.5x55ai
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ADI POWDERS IN THE UK
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: ADI POWDERS IN THE UK

by 6.5x55ai
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Use of a signature block
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Re: Use of a signature block

Well said williada and my commiserations on being robbed. With the likes of gang members, anti gunners and other freaks trawling all gun related forums and on-line auction sites I definitely prefer to be anonymous on forums. Here in NZ, on occasion I have easily linked between a local firearms forum...
by 6.5x55ai
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Several primers not showing much pin strike
Replies: 75
Views: 3545

Re: Several primers not showing much pin strike

I have gauges for every type of calibre I reload for. They measure from the datum point on the shoulder to the cartridge base. Hornady and Sinclair make suitable gauges. Without gauges you are flying blind and just sucking it and seeing and will inevitably over size some brass. However the ultimate ...
by 6.5x55ai
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Locking Lugs Lube
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: Locking Lugs Lube

Thanks for all the responses.
by 6.5x55ai
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Several primers not showing much pin strike
Replies: 75
Views: 3545

Re: Several primers not showing much pin strike

For a start check your firing pin protrusion, IIRC should be around 50 - 60 thou. (Others will correct me). How deep are your primer pockets? How deep are your primers ending up being seated? What do your primers in depth measure - I generaaly find the ones I use canaverage128 thou ish. You say that...
by 6.5x55ai
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dies advice for 284 Win
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: Dies advice for 284 Win

I have to say I was disappointed with my Redding (and I love Redding products) Comp Shellholder Set. I bought it when they first became available. The steps between the shellholders are inconsistant and the 2 middle ones mic the same grrr. Plus I load for 4 different cartridge head diameter families...

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