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  1. mjcmichigan

    What will be your cartridge/rifle of choice for this fall? Second?

    Great question… I’m horrible, usually a game day decision, so try to have all the rifles tuned and ready to go. The 3030 is still a virgin…so it’s a candidate…the model 70 in 270Win is new to me and shooting well with 130gn TTSX, 45/70 and 3006 are favorites.. lately crop damage deer get either...
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    Fixing high ES

    Mark, I’m curious. I too have a 130gn SGK 270 load that’s got an ES of 30 using H4831. I also have a Barnes TTSX 130gn load using RL17 and a ES of 3. I’d like to get the H4831 working better so I’ll change Primers. And see if I do better with another. Watched an Eric Cortina podcast and he...
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    Leupold Vari-X 2.5-8 adjustments

    So it’s adjusted enough to use. I think I’m going to send it back to Leupold as I’m having trouble getting crisp images. My vision is 20/30 now, so not like 20 years ago when I was 20/15…but the adjustment isn’t working well. Also seeing a double vertical line..very close together. Thank you...
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    Finally broke the jinx

    Very nice Tom! Congratulations! We’re seeing less Toms in my part of Michigan. I probably need to go kill one this weekend… if I can find one. Last one I took in 2019 with a 20 gauge.
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    Brought back a classic

    Very nice looking call. Never saw a copper slate. Is that what you call it? Assume you stroke it like a slate… I see you have a cross hatch is that 90 degrees or a different angle? Happy hunting
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    Turkey Hunting

    Jim’s advice is solid. I spent some time watching videos of NWTF championships. This 12 yo girl, took a paddle box call, cupped it in one hand and struck it with her palm. Gave a unique yelp. I turned two Toms following a hen away from me at 170 yards… I got one close enough and harvested...
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    25-06 future

    Pictures please!
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    270 Win SGK 130gn H4831 ladder test.

    I had a bunch of mixed head stamps that I sorted into Super-X, R&P, and win. So initial ladder was with Super-x(old cases). Since then, a Starline Order came in and the speeds matched the SuperX. All the mixed headstamps are set aside and will probably get dropped off at the range for others...
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    270win ladder Barnes TTSX130gn, Norma brass, RL17

    Well guys, thank you! I have to say, the RL17 TTSX was one of the easiest load work ups I have done. First loads with SD in the 2-3 fps range… Started with Barnes book for seating depth. Didn’t have the modified case to check lands, but after getting that.. went on to using Barnes recommended...
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    25-06 future

    Had a friend call before rifle season opened in a panic because he couldn’t find 257 Bob, and was asking if I could hand load for him…never did find brass, but eventually scheels had an ammo sale and I caught them with 257 Bob with SST’s… so bought 6 boxes. Told him to not pitch the brass next...
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    Different kind of wildlife

    Oldest son with his 5 YR and 1.5 year old.
  12. mjcmichigan

    270win ladder Barnes TTSX130gn, Norma brass, RL17

    So since 54.1 and 54.4 had SD’s of 2&3, decided to Trt one more step, Results from 54.7 3150 3135 3143 Ave 3142, SD 7 and ES 15 Will load up seating test at 54.4 RL17.
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    270 Win SGK 130gn H4831 ladder test.

    Just a quick update. Extended the ladder test. 130gn SGK, H4831, Seated 0.020” off the lands. Prior test it was close to 0.140” off the lands 59.0 - 2911 59.3 - 2951 59.6 - 2980 59.9 - 2996 60.2 - 2989 60.5 - 3044 60.8 - 3051 No heavy lift. No pressure signs on primers or head stamps Will...
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    270 Win SGK 130gn H4831 ladder test.

    I do have some RL22. Going to push the H4831 a bit harder and change to starline brass.. ladder test loading up. RL 17 looking very promising at 54.1-54.4. Right at 3100 at very consistent V. Right now RL17, Norma and Barnes TTSX h4831, starline and SGK. If I get that Starline SGK...
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    270win ladder Barnes TTSX130gn, Norma brass, RL17

    3.217 is running about 1.25”. I’m about 0.140 off the lands. So long ways from the minimum recommended 0.050” I’ll run up to the store tonight to see if I can pick up a box or two.
  16. mjcmichigan

    270win ladder Barnes TTSX130gn, Norma brass, RL17

    So I measured distance to the lands with the TTSX and got 3.355”. My test loads were 3.217. Barnes recommends min 0.050” jump, So I’d start at 3.305, 3.295 3.285, 3.275, 3.265, 3.255, which would cover 0.050-0.100” off lands, is there merit I going further? Trying to not run out of TTSX just...
  17. mjcmichigan

    270 Win SGK 130gn H4831 ladder test.

    I have some… with the 22” barrel… maybe I should try it…
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    Leupold Vari-X 2.5-8 adjustments

    Thanks Jim. The only issue I’ve had is getting the dioptic adjustment right for my eye… it was better this last time out… seems to be a very fine adjustment and I haven’t hit crisp yet… hope too. I do like its size and when I’m hunting I’m typically using 2-4x. Not one to crank the magnification…
  19. mjcmichigan

    Leupold Vari-X 2.5-8 adjustments

    If I walk away from that scope, I’d ship it to you….no charge. Will PM you if that happens..
  20. mjcmichigan

    270 Win SGK 130gn H4831 ladder test.

    I think it was 69. Was a pricey trip… Joe had Polio.. so getting around is hard… support his business inspite of prices…
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