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by KHGS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Can a Lee Collet die be set to bump the shoulder?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Can a Lee Collet die be set to bump the shoulder?

Lee Collet dies do not snugly enclose the case walls - instead there is a small gap. In fact, the sliding collet angular internal top just under the neck may not even match the case shoulder angle. This is what makes them so useful for experimental cases. I have found during my experiments to modif...
by KHGS
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Kock up, can it be fixed ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1490

Re: Kock up, can it be fixed ?

The best resizing die I know of apart making one is a Lee Collet die. It resized with a collet onto a mandrel which is on the INSIDE ie if the brass is uneven (which it is) the INSIDE where the projectile sits is totally concentric due to the mandrel. Bonus is it is a 35 dollar die, I no longer use...
by KHGS
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Kock up, can it be fixed ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1490

Re: Kock up, can it be fixed ?

When I started purchasing my reloading hear I thought that a turret press would save changing dies and be ok, yes it's ok but not what I need when chasing 60's and X 's. I reckon I lose heaps more points by pointing the rifle in the wrong place than by loading with Redding competition dies and a Ly...
by KHGS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Kock up, can it be fixed ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1490

Re: Kock up, can it be fixed ?

Thanks for the replies. Ok so my Kock up is fixable, that's great to know, I will fire all my cases and re measure the run out. I know that concentricity is a key factor in accuracy, and I strive to get 1-2 thou max runout on a loaded round , but how much runout on a case only is the norm, with new...
by KHGS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas to all Down Under
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Merry Christmas to all Down Under

I want to wish all you shooters and everyone Down Under a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope the forest fires get under control and you all get some relief from the heat and get some well deserved rain! Shoot straight and take care!!!!! later, Frank Bartlein Barrels Thank you Frank, my wife...
by KHGS
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: New importer for Peterson Brass ?
Replies: 36
Views: 4841

Re: New importer for Peterson Brass ?

thats a good idea Mozzie, but with you importing a lot of different cal brass i can see that our customs will have a field day, especially if you dont have some of them on your licence. I would have thought a dealer or distributor would have taken these on by now as i think a lot of people are afte...
by KHGS
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 204 short - off topic
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: 204 short - off topic

I have done a number of 20 HI chamberings. This is a 204 reamer run in to 223 case length. Dies shortened to 223 length, cases are formed in one pass, load & shoot. This chambering will launch a 40 grain bullet at around 3700 fps. the loaded round will fit all short action mags better than 204 R...
by KHGS
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tips for those with an open mind
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: Tips for those with an open mind

Gman, I think you have to have a foot in each camp on this one, depending on conditions. But I can say, some barrels do not tolerate various degrees of cooling with variable time intervals in waiting things out. Tests from the machine rest at 1000 yards from a dozen different barrels I used perform...
by KHGS
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tips for those with an open mind
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Re: Tips for those with an open mind

http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/shooting-tips-practice-shooting-fast-and-accurately.3990694/ Tips on adding another string to your bow. Matt P Do you mean that it's not cheating to shoot fast??? So it really is a "skill" that must be learned just like any other skill?? Funny that...
by KHGS
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 9993

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

One of my Barnards is a'98 model. Bolt has always been de-cocked at end of days shooting. Always goes bang with all brands of primers. Do not know how many shots fired. Cheers, Trevor. You must of got one of the springs not made of "metals which dont weaken like Barnard springs do" :roll:...
by KHGS
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 9993

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

I think what Keith meant was that although lock time has nothing to do with longevity of the spring, it does at the pointy end where we live, because military actions have freight train firing pins and they travel interstate to get to the primer, a large percentage of the energy required for igniti...
by KHGS
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 9993

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

True, but if Barnard spring is worn out in 4 years just being under tension then it is not a good spring. There are military actions with 50 year old springs which are still hitting very hard with no miss fires. Either Barnard are making springs out of old coat hangers or CCI are the problem. Chris...
by KHGS
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 9993

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

Whether decocked or not, firing pin springs can still loose their strength. De- cocking will help but the spring is still under tension. True, but if Barnard spring is worn out in 4 years just being under tension then it is not a good spring. There are military actions with 50 year old springs whic...
by KHGS
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Twist rate to charge weight
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Twist rate to charge weight

It would be interesting to get very accurate muzzle V measurements. On one hand, more energy is carried by a faster spinning bullet with the same MV, but on the other hand there is likely to be an increase in pressure perhaps also leading to higher MV. Everything else needs to be absolutely identic...
by KHGS
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: To turn or not to turn
Replies: 26
Views: 1775

Re: To turn or not to turn

Tim N , its quite simple really , If your goal is LONG RANGE PRECISION !! Then prep your Brass with PRECISION .... Period!!! Aahhh, but the definition of "precision" is the thing! For some it is doing every possible thing under the sun (nothing wrong with that) for me it's doing the minim...

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