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    Tight primer pockets

    Seating the primers (CCI small rifle magnum primers) in new/ once fired Lapua 6.5 CM brass is a tough job. Hands are knackered afterwards and I really must get the bench primer seater mounted. But, is it unusual to have such tight pockets that you are applying max (two) hand pressure to seat the primers in new brass using the Lee hand primer tool? Or should I use my Dillon Super Swage to make things easier? Guess it's better for them to be on the tight side than slack, but these are really tight... Thanks in advance for any comments.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Ha-ha, real men shouldn't have a problem seating primers. Even the Karate Kid had sore thumbs....
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    Tight primer pockets

    Will have a look at the weekend when I get a chance. Thanks.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Hi Dave, hope you got home safely on Sun. No, the brass in this instance has not been cleaned beyond cloth and elbow grease which shouldn't have affected the primer pockets but thanks for the suggestion.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Thanks, I'll check this but I think the ram is pretty free when it's not seating a primer.
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    Tight primer pockets

    Thanks. Checked the CCI 450 primers and they are indeed 0.175". The new brass and the once fired brass were similar in the force needed and in any case, I was only using 42-43 gr of RS60 so no where near max. Thanks for your reply!
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    George Balfour

    Sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    George Balfour (gbal on this site)

    Awful news. Sympathy to all affected by this.
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    308 dies neck size only

    sent a PM instead.....
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    Reloading with Rosie

    I showed one of the videos to a couple of young lads who I work with and they thought it was great. Apart from the leaving remark from one who said that he had thought us old target shooters were old fuddy-duddies.... And by some of the comments on here, he may have a point...
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    Reloading with Rosie

    Exactly. A bit of light hearted fun with good info at the same time and I 'm surprised at some of the somewhat prudish comments on here....
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    Reloading with Rosie

    Ha-ha. Horses for courses possibly......
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    Reloading with Rosie

    Great job Vince and as someone who has never met you but greatly appreciates all of your posts, it's great to now have a face to a name. Well done again.
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    Revoke

    Funny that as I've found BASC enthusiastic to go after licensing departments if they think they are in the wrong.
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    What's happened to these subs?

    I've been using Eley subs for years, probably over 20. The new ones I got last summer are absolute shite. As others have said, I'm used to getting <1" 5 shot groups at 50 yds, and in most cases, one ragged hole. The new ones were all over the place - up to 3" groups IIRC. For the first time in years, I had a few wounded rabbits so I stopped using them. See I'm not alone..... Massive fail by Eley on this one.
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    Creedmoor or 6.5x55

    Yes Laurie, great info - thanks.
  17. I'd like to use my TRG bipod on the new addition, the Tikka TAC A1. There's a Finnish company who make an adapter, but that's around €200. I'm using a Harris bipod at the mo but it would be great to be able to use the TRG bipod. Any suggestions as to how I could do this without spending €200? Thanks in advance and have a great weekend.
  18. Hi Norman I'll take this please. Shall I transfer the money to the same account as for the Enfield scope mount?
  19. Carbon is the biggest bugger and copper as I think Baldie said recently is a 'lubricant'. But as with everything, moderation is the key and I'd prefer to be on the clean side of 'average'.. rhhudson's advice is excellent and when qualified by Baldie, you'll not get much better. The only think I'd add, is watch your rifle's (muzzle's) crown - that you don't bugger it with the brush/jag or whatever.
  20. Yes, as viewed on my phone, I think it is....
  21. Yes, as viewed on my phone, I think it is....
  22. Thanks guys - out of the country for a few days. Let me have a think....
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    Trigger pull gauge

    An additional word of advice if I may. Please have a spare pair of hands to help you with this. My first attempt was by myself and I ended with a very wet floor!!!!!
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    Trigger pull gauge

    On the rare occasion when I need one, a coat hanger bent and attached to a plastic bottle and hung from the trigger with firearm pointing up. Fill the bottle gently with water and when it releases, weigh the whole contraption. Saves having to guess the spring balance reading at release.... Works for me.
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