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Going to be ordering a custom action for my bolt gun soon. For those who have gone the custom action route, any specific considerations for your choices?
I'm deciding between a few finalists, with Defiance and Curtis the top two.
Then when you were chambering your barrel, any specific considerations? For me. I want to maintain the range of being able to shoot from the magazine (so 2.800" to 2.810"), but also not "jumping a country mile" when I shoot the 168 gr hybrids. I think I will stay in the 168 to 175 gr range, maybe into the 180s or so, but don't envision going to the 200+ range, at least not yet. I'll be keeping my current Rem 700, which I am able to shoot the longer cartridges.
So many choices. . .
Nooo bro! I feel your pain. I was gone 9 months out of the year for the last 6 years so I had a hard time makin time to go. I’m finally found myself with more free time.Welcome back Ku!
I support the rank and file but the brass hate the constitution and the union is a criminal racketTHIS
I don’t reload for .223, but I have a bunch of buddies that use my Fed .223 and 5.56 brass for .300 Blk. I haven’t heard them complaining...Just passing on what I've both read and have experienced. Prepping brass is a time consuming process and being able to reuse the brass multiple times is a great plus. Good call on using Lapua.
I’ve switched to Lapua for .308. I had gotten through a few firings on FGMM brass and did notice primer pockets giving out at a decently high rate tho.
That sucks. Is that once fired from say 193? Or the FGMM stuff too?
I don't think I'll be reloading for .223 any time soon, but may start gradually picking up components. I have a lot of once fired brass, but mostly 193. . .
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I just got a bunch of Berger 168 gr hybrids and 175 gr target boolits in to test with. The 168 grs are hard to find, so I have less of those. I mean I can find them in stock at some places, but at about 20-25% premium. I am ok with waiting on the suppliers with better pricing to get their stock in.
I am planning on varying seating depths for sure, but will be starting with mag length and shorter. I am ok with going beyond mag length, but probably not until later. I almost bought a bunch of the Berger 185 hybrids and 200.20x, but the "less room and lower velocity" is what kept me from going there, at least not yet. For now, I've decided to stick with the 168 - 175 gr range since I've been testing with SMK 175 gr. For now, I'm jumping "lots of" thous. . .
Have any of you had a new barrel chambered to replace an existing rifle/caliber? Did you have the chamber dimension, including freebore, "fit" to a specific boolit? Or did you target a range of boolits?
I'm at least a few months from seriously pursing a "next rifle", but leading idea is custom action and barrel for .308. Right now, I'm in the 168-175 gr range, with potentially going into the 185-200 gr range. All would fit with the generous freebore in my current factory action rifle, but I would rather have the chambering closer to the 168-175 gr boolits.
I am in the research phases of this. Still have plenty of life in my current rifle and plenty of growing to do with my reloading learning process. I think I will be getting there eventually. With the lead times in some of the custom actions in the 3-4 month range, I want to start the process ahead of time.
If I'm not careful, I'll be going down the AR path with two different precision rifles going concurrently.