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by SIMJOSH1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Chrono Opinions
Replies: 17
Views: 2675

Re: Chrono Opinions

I really liked my ProChrono DLX - App was super convenient and allows you to label each string.. Made keeping track of data AT the range so much easier. My issues (which by all means could be user error!) was that I had to set up at noon in the middle of a field. So I got crazy reflection readings. ...
by SIMJOSH1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: AR15s
Topic: Barrel mfg - length?
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Barrel mfg - length?

That's completely subjective and depends on how much you value quiet, velocity, length. There is no wrong answer. My opinion, worth what you're paying, is 11"-12". Yea I gets its subjective. Asked because I'd like to know others factor's in their decision to go X length. I'll check out a couple oth...
by SIMJOSH1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: AR15s
Topic: Barrel mfg - length?
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Barrel mfg - length?

I've gotta 8.3" ballistic Advantage premium barrel currently on my ar15.. I've been doing a ton of thinking and just want to go ahead with another upper build. So far.. I'm stuck on 10" minimum - handloading I'm lacking some additional FPS on a couple loads. Daniel Defense - 10.3" Faxon - 10.5" Ball...
by SIMJOSH1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Best affordable reloading scale
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Best affordable reloading scale

gomeybear wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:54 pm
@simjosh1

Been looking into that auto trickler v3 package. Doing some research on it and I thought I would ask you if you ground the scale? Also, do you use a line-conditioner or anything of that sort to smooth out voltage supply?
Replied to pm. Any issues let me know!
by SIMJOSH1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Best affordable reloading scale
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Best affordable reloading scale

Pretty much that node comment earlier is what your looking for. Optimal Charge Weight method is used to find the barrels accuracy node... by shooting groups looking for vertical dispersion - Once you shoot a ladder you'll notice 3 or so separate groups on average all group within the same vertical p...
by SIMJOSH1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Best affordable reloading scale
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Best affordable reloading scale

Yea. It'll still use the same strain gauge style load cell your used to using.. So it will drift some but its a bit more accurate and has the benefit of trickling the load automatically.. Probably 600-700$ more for the entire fx120 auto throw and trickler equipment (over an rcbs ) I personally went ...
by SIMJOSH1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Best affordable reloading scale
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Best affordable reloading scale

You can buy just the trickler or both.. Think it's around 1000$ all in maybe a little less. (Scale, thrower and trickler) Powder throw goes on top of the scale and drops straight into the cup. Generally you set it 1-2gn under target weight, then it trickles up the rest. I can get around 50 charges t...
by SIMJOSH1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Best affordable reloading scale
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Best affordable reloading scale

Definitely not in the affordable category.. but I went with a FX120i... After that I went down the rabbit hole and got an autotrickler / throw v3 setup and absolutely love it. That setup is not needed... I'll probably never take full advantage of it - which long range shooters tend to get them but i...
by SIMJOSH1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Compressed Loads, A5744
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Compressed Loads, A5744

Been struggling to find informative discussions on this subject here or in other forums. Consensus on compressed loads seems to be: "Compression is OK. A little is good. Too much is bad." (I'll concede perhaps my web search techniques are lacking.) Can anyone provide some guidance and expertise on ...
by SIMJOSH1
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Ring around bullet when using hornady bullet seating die
Replies: 75
Views: 3516

Re: Ring around bullet when using hornady bullet seating die

It should end up 2.11 OAL. That depends on brass volume. What about base to ogive for 125sst? Just out of curiosity for when I pick up a comparator. Take 10 and load at whatever your COAL was with the bullet resting on the powder in a fired case. Whats the best way of knowing when the bullet is res...