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  1. 6.5mm varmint bullet choice

    Sierra 100 grain Varminter. Very good from my CM~Andrew
  2. .223 barrel cleaning

    You're probably right.~Andrew
  3. .223 barrel cleaning

    I'll second that.~Andrew
  4. squirrel eating

    Naw! That's one of those scrawny reds. The greys are MUCH bigger. Not me but I like the pan.~Andrew
  5. .223 barrel cleaning

    Clean as little as possible. I only clean my barrel if I get debris in it. Chamber and action are cleaned more frequently.~Andrew
  6. I use a 10X on my 308 and a 20X on my 6,5 and 300 WM for long range. The trick is to get a scope that "tracks like a tank'. Tracking is far more important than small differences in clarity.~Andrew
  7. squirrel eating

    I grew up eating squirrel. The region of the US I lived in had really large, heavily bodied grey squirrels we hunted with .22's in hardwood groves. We would lightly brine them and either stew or fry them. No one ever complained.~Andrew
  8. There are a number of US makers producing them. TAB is on the high side, price wise. I got mine from Dakota Silencer: $45 US. I won't shoot my CF suppressor without it in place.~Andrew
  9. Seating Depth Rule of Thumb

    I'm a bit of a country bumpkin but when there is no recommendation otherwise, I seat bullets with the parallel sides of the bullet seated to the base of the neck. (Neck shoulder junction) The boat tail is below that point. I am always surprised at how seldom I need to move from that setting. If i do it's usually a magazine fit issue.~Andrew
  10. Powder measures

    Yup! ~Andrew
  11. Powder measures

    It is a lot of coinage, yes. But in the greater scheme of things, not so much. My annealer was $500. Dollar for dollar, I seem to get more use from the Jones than the annealer. I bought a mid level Vortex scope the other day and it was $600. That Redding had a MSRP of $267 when I bought it. All this stuff is expensive -shooters just choose where to spend heavily and where not to. I use the $500 Jones but Lee dies. Go figure! ~Andrew
  12. Powder measures

    I have a BR-3 that I would give you if you wanted it. Any powder measure can throw accurate charges of fine grained powder but the litmus test is coarse powders. For these I have found the BR3 Precision Match to be anything but. I have relegated it to the fine Accurate No7 powder for my 45ACP. It does well with that.... but so did my Lee Dipper set. As to the Jones Measures. People who own them know that they can talk to someone on the other side of the world and say that their charge of powder "X" is "....Y clicks on the Jones." and both can be assured that the charges will be the same, LOT to LOT variations notwithstanding. They are hand built and are generally sold as soon as they are completed. There must be a reason.~Andrew
  13. Powder measures

    To me, this is the the last word in powder measures.~Andrew http://www.neiljones.com/html/measure.html
  14. Vortex viper 6-24x50 PST ffp

    I just traded one of these in on a PST Gen II, FFP, 5-25X. The Gen II has a much thinner reticle. I found the Gen I a little chunky but that didn't stop me from using it out to 1200 on my Creedmoor Tikka.~Andrew
  15. Barnes 165 and Varget Help

    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle You might look here.~Andrew

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