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Old 05-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #11
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That's the beauty of the Sinclair comparator. It doesn't measure OAL, but instead measures the length from the point on the ogive where the bullet diameter equals groove diameter. That allows you to change bullet shape and keep the same distance off the rifling.
thanks Locutus. seen it before in their catalog, but wasn't exactly sure of how it worked. sounds like a nifty little item to have.


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thanks Locutus. seen it before in their catalog, but wasn't exactly sure of how it worked. sounds like a nifty little item to have.
Really neat. And if you shoot competition, it can save you a fortune in components for working up loads.
A couple of companies make them, but I use the Sinclair as an example because that's what I use.

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Wish me luck guys, taking the 30-06 out to see how she likes my loads. Just did two. 55 grain and 56 grain.
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Ok range report. Took the 30-06 out with reloaded 55 g and 56 g bullets and the 55 grain shot better and held a tighter group then the 56 g. Whete do I go from here?
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Ok range report. Took the 30-06 out with reloaded 55 g and 56 g bullets and the 55 grain shot better and held a tighter group then the 56 g. Whete do I go from here?
Did you mean powder? What grain of bullets have you tried? My brother likes the Nosler 165 gr ballistic tip.
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Ok range report. Took the 30-06 out with reloaded 55 g and 56 g bullets and the 55 grain shot better and held a tighter group then the 56 g. Whete do I go from here?
start at 53 gr. and work upwards to 55 gr. and see what happens. keep the same seating depth and bullets as you used before.
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Sorry I meant 55 grains of powder. I'm using seirra hunting tip bullets that are 150 grain. The minuim powder charge is 55 grains
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Sorry I meant 55 grains of powder. I'm using seirra hunting tip bullets that are 150 grain. The minuim powder charge is 55 grains
then start at 55 gr. and work in 2 gr. increments until you find the sweet spot! thats what i do. load five at 55.0. five at 55.2 and so on up to 56 gr.
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What powder are you using and where did you get your data?

55-56gr seems like a very narrow window in the 30-06?


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