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by Whole Bunches
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Ruger No1
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Ruger No1

Interesting idea. Probably best to start with one in a .223 size cartridge head so the same extractor could be used. Did a quick search and immediately found a gunsmith that rebarrels them. $450 was his base price, with a match bbl being higher. Would you have the bbl threaded for a suppressor?
by Whole Bunches
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Changing col increments
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: Changing col increments

In the case of my reloads with my various 300BLK bbls and the 125gr Nosler BT, I found a difference in accuracy at 0.1" difference in OAL. Basically, some bbls liked 2.1" OAL and some liked 2.2" OAL for best accuracy with that bullet. Also note, that for the same velocity I had to increase the H110 ...
by Whole Bunches
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Barnes 110 Tac TX bullets
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Barnes 110 Tac TX bullets

It seems to me that its not unusual that around fall (hunting) time they are out of stock (high demand?). For all users of that Barnes bullet, buy them when you find them, even if its months until hunting season. Buying them early summer/late spring, I've been able to find them on sale. And for some...
by Whole Bunches
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Casting
Topic: Lead rings? Here's why
Replies: 10
Views: 7966

Re: Lead rings? Here's why

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by Whole Bunches
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Optimum barrel length?
Replies: 14
Views: 11229

Re: Optimum barrel length?

LC formed brass 20.0gr H110 no anneal CCI 400 primer Barnes 110gr blacktip 2.25" oal mild crimp Here are velocity averages from a variety of bbls I have with the above load. Shot suppressed at 4-5' from the center of the chronograph screens. Temps 70-80 degree range. 8" bbl 2094fps (FN) 9.5" bbl 220...
by Whole Bunches
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Optimum barrel length?
Replies: 14
Views: 11229

Re: Optimum barrel length?

I was thinking that an 8 inch would be good for pigs within 50 yards (with a suppressor). Do you think that is a good idea? Thom IF within 50yd, I think 8" would be fine. Based on my calculations of retained velocity vs bullet maker's velocity recommendation for expansion and actual performance on ...
by Whole Bunches
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Primer pocket longevity
Replies: 13
Views: 3988

Re: Primer pocket longevity

I can say the Worst for me has been WCC, followed by FC followed by RP formed from 221 Fireball.
by Whole Bunches
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Adjustable Gas Block settings questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: Adjustable Gas Block settings questions.

With adjustable gas blocks and the Blackout, you just never know until you experiment with your setup (and keep notes as mentioned by others). For example: With my PRI gas block (no "clicks", you just turn the adjustment screw in or out, so all settings mentioned are screw turns counter clockwise fr...
by Whole Bunches
Fri May 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Challenges cutting down 556/223 and forming to 300 blackout
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Challenges cutting down 556/223 and forming to 300 blackout

When I form Blackout cases (using a Redding die) vs resizing after firing already formed cases, I found I had to have the sizing die in different positions for the 2 tasks. Specifically, when forming, my die has to make firm contact with the shell holder. When resizing, I have to have the die 1/2 tu...
by Whole Bunches
Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Really light load or new rifle?
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Really light load or new rifle?

I would think about the .243 with say Nosler Partitian bullets or Barnes copper bullets for deeper penetration and mild recoil. You already posted the .243 has the accuracy. Note: I've never elk hunted, but have shot hogs and went with the Barnes bullets in the 300 Blackout for deeper penetration on...