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    Redding T-7 Feedback

    For those of you with a T-7, but who load for more than one rifle, how do you use the turret positions? How is the press for “tough” shaping operations? Good to great mechanical advantage? Do you have the extra die plates or do you use one of the positions essentially as a single...
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    Loading bench inputs

    Ladies and gents, I’m rebuilding my loading bench. The first one got moved 7 times all across the country. Now that we are in the house I think we will be in long-term it’s time for a more solid one. I know I will screw it into the wall studs. I have about 8 feet to work with. I know I will...
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    Kevin Weaver 7 Mashburn

    Gunsmith Kevin Weaver in Peyton, Colorado, finished a new 7 Mashburn just in time for elk season! I took delivery 28 August 19. Kevin actually went a bit out of his way and dropped it off locally on his way through Cheyenne. Because he's pretty awesome like that. Rifle details: Wood from...
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    RCBS MatchMaster Powder Dispenser

    Opinions? Looks like a good piece of kit. Claimed accuracy of 0.04 grains is pretty solid. At $900 from MidwayUSA also expensive. And back to the old question-does the same volume of powder change weight by more than 0.1 grains throughout the year as a result of changes in...
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    7 Mashburn tomorrow

    I don’t have it in my possession until (scheduled) tomorrow. Here’s a pic the gunsmith, Kevin Weaver, sent: I have done a terrible job keeping detailed notes. I anticipate starting with Retumbo and either 160 ABs or 175 PTs. I have one notecard detailing 160s with Retumbo. I will be...
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    Glen Zediker "Top-Grade Ammo"

    Gents, Ultimate question: Do you like Custom Competitions or RDFs? I've read about half of Glen Zediker's Top-Grade Ammo now. I've been reloading for several years, read several books/reloading manuals/etc. on the topic. If I could suggest a couple very useful it would be the Berger manual...
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    Scratches on case after form die

    Ladies and gents, I have an RCBS Form/Trim die set used to make 7 Mashburn Super Mag brass from 300 Win Mag. When I run a case through the Form/Trim dies the cases come out with scratches. Can I do anything to stop the scratches from happening? Should I call RCBS and ask them? Bill and...
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    7 Mashburn H4895 Fire Forming

    I've been pretty consistently making small amounts of 7 Mashburn brass (from original case 300 Win Mag), anticipating a new 7 Mashburn this late spring/summer. The Mashburn on the way will add to the already one I have. I have also been wondering how to fire form brass best. The best way to...
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    165 Sierra Gamechanger/Tipped Gameking (TGK) and 7 Mashburn

    I'm trying to use the 165 Sierra Tipped Gameking for elk this year. I've learned a lot from using a 7 Mashburn/wildcat and I'm getting close to figuring it out. Much thanks to Bob, Scotty, Matt, Dober for their assistance. Long story that I will omit, but here's an image of 3 seating depths...
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    Mashburn - Trending Positive

    I got my 7mm Mashburn Super back from Kevin Weaver. I think it's almost all sorted now. Kevin reamed out the chamber again with a deeper throat, and test loads today velocity is up, pressure down with previously used loads. Why velocity is going up with the same powder I don't know...but I...
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    RL26 finish off load question

    Gents, Thinking here about how to finish off the loads with the RL26. For the 25-06 The node for the 25-06 looks like it's about 54.6 - 55.4 grains. Less than 20 fps spread between the highest velocity and lowest velocity in that range. For the 30-06 Looks like 60.2 - 61.0, 13 fps...
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    30-06, 200 Partition, RL26 results

    I posted earlier I got some RL26 to play with, and I wanted to try it in both the 30-06 with heavies and the 25-06 with 110s. For this rifle I tried the RL26 with GM215M primers, Nosler cases, and 200 Nosler Partitions. Better results from the 30-06 than previous loads I've tried! Up till now...
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    25-06, 110 ELDX, RL26 Results

    I posted earlier I got some RL26 to play with, and I wanted to try it in both the 30-06 with heavies and the 25-06 with 110s. Results for the 25-06 are not notable, because of the rifle. She just plain shoots everything well. I wish all my rifles were as tolerant as this one! Here she is...
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    RL26 for 30-06 and 25-06

    Now for some love for the 25-06, 30-06, and 7 Mashburn Magnum.
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    Odd 25-06, Retumbo results

    Started load development for the 25-06 and 110 ELD-X today. I have previous really good results with 54 grains H4831 and the 110 Accubond...so of course I started with Retumbo. 10 shot velocity node development: 57.2 3225 57.4 3232 57.6 3203 57.8 3236 58.0 3240 58.2...
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    10-shot load development, 30-06, H4350, 180 Accubond

    I'm starting to think, not really 10-shot load development. But to find a velocity node, it only took 5 shots today. H4350 Nosler cases CCI 200 primers 180 Accubond 0.075 inches off lands Charge Velocity 56.2 2829 56.4 2818 56.6 2815 56.8 2813 57.0...
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    10-shot load development begin, 30-06, Ramshot Hunter

    I tried Ramshot Hunter in my 30-06 about 4 or 5 years ago and put it aside because I saw some pretty big temperature swings with it. Really that was because I worked up a load at 95 deg F in Louisiana and shot the same load over a chrony at -5 deg F in Kansas. That's a big temp swing for any...
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    Memorial

    Today was a tough day, a young man that chose to serve his country passed away and we had his memorial service. Tomorrow I’m taking my 10-year old out with me hunting for the first time, I have an antelope tag. I really don’t care if I kill something or not, it will be a good day just spent...
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    Moose vs Grizzly

    Ladies and Gents, If you were going to, say, the Yukon, either on the Alaska side or the British Columbia side, and you had the opportunity to hunt for a big bull moose or a grizzly, which would it be? Guy's last trip was inspirational! Speaking hypothetically of course. Those trips are...
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    Altitude Training

    I try to do something every day to prepare for elk season. I don't get it done every day, but any day shooting, doing PT, even taking Kelly to the antique shop (so she is happier while I'm away!) I count as effort toward elk season. The recent move to Wyoming (6000 ft) from North Dakota (0 ft)...
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