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    WTS Leupold RX-1600

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    WTS Leupold RX-1600

    I purchased this new in February of 2018 and used almost exclusively as my golf rangefinder. At the time it was more powerful and more accurate than the dedicated golf units, it's downfall is it takes a few trys to lock on to a pin that doesn't have a prism on top. It has been stored in its own...
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    Spotting scope for the family

    Hey Folks. I am looking for recommendations on a spotting scope that would be decent for family use. Wife, two kids younger than 9, and myself. By far the most use will be from the kids studying the planets and stars. They are both really into astronomy and love "borrowing" my binos to look at...
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    WTS Wts new Vortex Vipers 10x42

    Great price. You can see the moons of Jupiter tonight with them... I promise.
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    Carbon remover brass cleaning

    I think it exacerbates carbon fouling and could lead to a carbon ring in the barrel throat or carbon locking the brass in the chamber. I have also had carbon bedded into brass when not removing it, same goes for dies and bushings. Hunting rifle it is, I just look for and want to treat it better.
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    Carbon remover brass cleaning

    Most of the carbon is removed if I run them in the tumbler for 8-12 hours. I just don't have the patience for that anymore.
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    Carbon remover brass cleaning

    Update after two days. I dont think this is an abort mission statement but more of a proceed with caution. I had a few pieces of brass that were not loaded show some tarnishing today. All pieces were wiped with a rag and tumbled in rice for one hour after cleaning with the carbon remover. The...
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    Carbon remover brass cleaning

    I dont disagree. Ultrasonic cleaners are nice and produce great results. I dont use them because I actually want the carbon left on the inside of the neck, to an extent. One swipe in the neck with a nylon brush is all the cleaning I want. I feel that leaving the carbon makes for more consistent...
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    Carbon remover brass cleaning

    Not sure but my assumption is no. I researched it a little on the web before I tried it. Only a few mentions of it harming brass. What nudged me to use it is the gun mfg's that make brass rifle parts don't mention carbon remover as bad in their literature. Henry even recommends Hoppes in theirs.
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    Carbon remover brass cleaning

    Hey sliders! New member here. I've been on LRH for several years and thought I would join here as well. Anyway, I think I stumbled on a brass cleaning method that I would pass along. I was loading up my hunting loads this evening and tried something new. My brass generally only has carbon...
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    Seating depth advice

    Yes, I know I'm quoting myself. I don't load for 300 H&H but I do load for 300 win mag and your charge weights seem to be on the low % case fill. In my experience with magnums they like to be near full to show low ES. A case with a lot of empty air has the chance of powder shifting and will...
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    Seating depth advice

    A velocity node has little to do with accuracy. A velocity node is when you have low SD/ES. Group sizes can cloud your judgment when you are finding your velocity node. This is why you rarely see selected loads at this stage shoot constantly time after time. Yes you can get lucky and find your...
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    Seating depth advice

    Seating depth test tunes your group sizes. I would bet that over a larger sample size all of those seating depths would produce similar ES #'s. If you were to graph your seating depth group sizes you would see that they follow a perfect wave. I would call 3.608-3.614 your seating node and use a...
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    Solve my velocity ES issue please!

    How is factory ammo? If it's awful, maybe it's not anything to do with the reloads at all. Have you ever had a low ES load? It might be time to point at the barrel
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    New chamber too tight? Rounds not fitting in new custom barrel

    Will it chamber factory ammo? If not, the throat is too short and a throating reamer will set it. I doubt it's the shoulder since the 7RM is a belted mag. I am not a fan of throating reamers if you don't need them, or anything that lengthens the throat or wears the rifling of a magnum rifle...

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