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by Normmatzen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee Collet Die solution for 284.
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Lee Collet Die solution for 284.

I have been using LEE custom collet dies for 8 yrs or so with no problems. I use the collet die after a short body die to re-size the case and maintain head space.
by Normmatzen
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Grains or grams?
Replies: 23
Views: 2861

Re: Grains or grams?

I use an old Ohaus TS200 for loading both my 6BRX and 284 WIN, as well as a couple other odd rifles. I can switch between grains and grams (mg) and when in Grams, the resolution is essentially truncated to +/- 0.02 grains on the grain scale and +/- 1mg on the gram scale. 1mg is 0.01543 grains. So, d...
by Normmatzen
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reloader 16 & 23?
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Reloader 16 & 23?

I started shooting my Straight 284 with 4831sc (Don't know the manufacturers number in Australia). Switched to RL-17 as I use it in my K-31 Swiss Rifle. When RL-16 came out, I tried it and it really perked up the 284 especially with ELD-M 180 gr! I use the "optimum Barrel Length" book by G...
by Normmatzen
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Caldwell fire control rest
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Caldwell fire control rest

My friend from the Sydney area and I both bought these rests and we modified the internals with a cabinet makers scraper for a bearing wall for the spring loaded gudgeon screws my friend made. I bought knobbed screws at the local hardware store for the vert lock. I also bought a SEB front bag for 3&...
by Normmatzen
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's
Replies: 16
Views: 3604

Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

Willow, I don't remember the jump but it was not much. My COL was 3.112". I am shooting a 28" barrel, using RL-16 which is more expensive in OZ than here in the states. But, I am driving them mildly at 2825 fps. My 600 yd group was 2.04" and the 1000 yd group was 3.56". I have sh...
by Normmatzen
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's
Replies: 16
Views: 3604

Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

When I first built my 284 WIN, I tried SMK 175 gr, 180 gr Hybrid and 162 gr A-MAX. the A-MAX shot better than all the rest so I stuck with them. Along comes the ELD-M series so I tried the 162's and they shot as good as or better than the A-MAXs. I bought a box of 180 ELD-M to try"later." ...
by Normmatzen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: annealing made perfect
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: annealing made perfect

Geoff, I drilled a hole to clear the 0.2" glass rod on the centerline of the vertical induction coil. Then I put a rod in a case and mark the rod with a felt pen where the rod exits the neck. Then I put a glass rod in the hole in the plastic sheet and measure from the rod end in the bottom of t...
by Normmatzen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: annealing made perfect
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: annealing made perfect

I wanted an inductive annealer and I believe the AMP was the best on the market. But, I have champagne tastes and a beer budget! So, I bought an ANNIE. I experimented with all different coils as well as made some of my own. i finalized on the water cooled coil. I did many tests with Tempilac and det...
by Normmatzen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee Collet Neck Die
Replies: 38
Views: 8095

Re: Lee Collet Neck Die

I also use LEE collet dies exclusively.

If you are leaving die marks on the necks, you are using WAY too much pressure. Go to P 1 and re-read ALL of scott/r's re-print of John Valentine's article on how to use and set up a LEE collet die.
by Normmatzen
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Lee Collet Neck Die
Replies: 38
Views: 8095

Re: Lee Collet Neck Die

Lee does make a custom 284 WIN collet die. I use one for my F Class gun.
by Normmatzen
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Hornady eld 7mm 162 projectile
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: Hornady eld 7mm 162 projectile

I started with my 284 WIN with samples of 175gr SMK, 180 gr Hybrid and 162gr A-MAX. Both the Hybrid and SMK shot about the same, but the 162 A-MAX outdid both of the others. When the A-MAX became un-obtainium, I switched to the 162 gr ELD-M and they did even better. I bought a box of 180gr ELD-M as ...
by Normmatzen
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Congradulations to the Australian World F-class team!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1145

Congradulations to the Australian World F-class team!!

Even though you guys beat the USA team, you deserve congratulations!

As I was somewhat aware of some of the things done by the Australian team, I warned some of my F-Class friends that they may be beat this year, but no one listened!!

A truly scientific effort!
by Normmatzen
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New Two Box Chrono
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: New Two Box Chrono

I have been watching this device since it was released. As I worked in the hearing aid business, I am no stranger to directional microphones I sent the designer some data on various microphone arrays to minimize the inclusion of neighboring shots. This device is placed on the ground or on stands wit...
by Normmatzen
Sun May 21, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reloader 17 has anyone used it ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Reloader 17 has anyone used it ?

I changed from IMR4831sc (don't know the ADI number) and changed to RL-17 with good results. RL-16 has just been issued
and I am in the process of switching over due to better temp effects.
QL claims same weight as RL-17 gives same velocity and barrel time!
by Normmatzen
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: hearing protection
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: hearing protection

I stand by my "No Ear Muffs" above.

We will gladly spend $2000 for a new scope but balk at a couple hundred dollars for competent, comfortable and safe hearing protection.

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