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Firearms Forum: In Stock 10-05-2013, 02:18 AM
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Posted By gwtx
.223 American Eagle Sportsmans Guide

Just bought 1k for $427 with free shipping code sh1662
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-01-2013, 02:35 AM
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Posted By gwtx
Hey guys, thanks for the info. That's a lot...

Hey guys, thanks for the info. That's a lot deeper than I have gotten into reloading. Interesting, wish I could remember all the information I've gleaned out of the web in the last few years since I...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-01-2013, 02:24 AM
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Posted By gwtx
I usually wind up about 3 to 5% below max on my...

I usually wind up about 3 to 5% below max on my loads, but on this one I just went by the fact that Mr. Hodgdon's favorite load for the 22-250 was 38gr of H380. I normally use two or more books, and...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-29-2013, 08:28 PM
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Posted By gwtx
FL sizing and collet sizing too?

I have the mention somewhere on this forum about FL sizing without the expander, then neck sizing with a collet(lee?) die. Is there any significant advantage ? Gary

sorry, I found the threads I...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-29-2013, 08:18 PM
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Posted By gwtx
heh, heh, heh. Sorry, but it IS horrible. :)...

heh, heh, heh. Sorry, but it IS horrible. :) Hopefully got it fixed with the help of the guys here on the forum.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-29-2013, 01:47 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Thanks mseric, I've looked at their site, lots...

Thanks mseric, I've looked at their site, lots of info there. I'll keep looking. Meanwhile working on seating depths for the varget loads. Gary
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-29-2013, 01:45 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Thanks Jim, I agree. I did what all the gurus...

Thanks Jim, I agree. I did what all the gurus advocate: START LOW.
The load I started with(38gr H380) is the starting load in 3 out of 4 guides I looked at But obviously it IS too low for this...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-29-2013, 02:38 AM
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Posted By gwtx
mseric, got any ideas on 22-250 powders? I've...

mseric, got any ideas on 22-250 powders? I've done a lot of research,and there's a lot of opinions. I don't want to use up my supply of varget trying to find the magic load, when the gun shoots...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-29-2013, 02:32 AM
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Posted By gwtx
kaido: The necks now look like they should, they...

kaido: The necks now look like they should, they are apparently sealing off as they should. I loaded and shot 10 rds today, and the cases look fine. They are on their 4th and 5th firing, and they are...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-27-2013, 02:09 PM
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Posted By gwtx
I was referring to the "throat" out of ignorance....

I was referring to the "throat" out of ignorance. The best way I could describe it is " the junction where the neck meets the shoulder". That's where I see the little shiny ring. Not real obvious,...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-26-2013, 12:15 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Yesterday I loaded up some Hornady brass from a...

Yesterday I loaded up some Hornady brass from a box of ammo I had bought. They had only been fired that one time. I polished the necks so there would be no scratches. I neck sized them with a lee...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-25-2013, 02:04 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Thanks BountyHunter I have found some with...

Thanks BountyHunter
I have found some with "split" necks also. Only 3 or 4 cycles on the cases. Also, I see on some of the necks a "ring" at the junction of the shoulder/neck. I'm wondering if the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-24-2013, 03:12 AM
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Posted By gwtx
Thanks for the links. Much appreciated. Gary

Thanks for the links. Much appreciated. Gary
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-23-2013, 03:23 AM
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Posted By gwtx
I loaded 5 rds with 36.0gr varget under 55gr...

I loaded 5 rds with 36.0gr varget under 55gr sierra hpbt's(same bullet as I'm loading with h380). The first one was a little higher than the H380 loads, but the next four impacted in the same area as...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-22-2013, 02:52 AM
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Posted By gwtx
I normally do the same, usually about a grain...

I normally do the same, usually about a grain below max is where I wind up with the best groups. I started off with this load(38gr H380) because I read numerous posts on different forums about this...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-22-2013, 02:41 AM
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Posted By gwtx
Ambient temp was about 95-97. Do you anneal each...

Ambient temp was about 95-97. Do you anneal each time you reload a case?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-22-2013, 02:33 AM
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Posted By gwtx
I only have one 22-250, and so I neck size, and...

I only have one 22-250, and so I neck size, and use the lee factory crimp die. I am new to the 22-250. I have a found few rounds that were a little hard to close the bolt on after neck sizing. I ran...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-22-2013, 02:21 AM
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Posted By gwtx
WHOOPS, I didn't see page two. Thanks mseric for...

WHOOPS, I didn't see page two. Thanks mseric for the input

I don't know all the scientific terms and theories, but as I understand, the "weak" load doesn't generate enough pressure to properly...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-21-2013, 02:39 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Thanks to all responders. I kinda suspected the...

Thanks to all responders.
I kinda suspected the weak load, cause the necks were getting blackened from the first firing. This was new unprimed brass.
The load shoots very good from the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-21-2013, 03:36 AM
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Posted By gwtx
Neck Separation???

I looked through about 8 or 10 cases that I had shot in my 22-250 a few days ago, and found one the cases neck had separated. These were mixed brass that had been reloaded 2 or 3 times. The one that...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 07-25-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Thanks bman . Tried to reply to your private...

Thanks bman .
Tried to reply to your private message, but was blocked.
I wasn't not sure which post your message was related to, but now I see.
I don't type much, so in the interest of saving...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 06-30-2013, 11:29 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Free vs. Purchased mags

If the law says specificly "Purchased" before July 1, then what if you didn't buy it, ie., the free ones from Magpul ? Did they not learn ANYTHING from the previous ban ? Impossible to enforce...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 06-30-2013, 11:04 PM
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Posted By gwtx
nikon scope

I know this thread is old, by fwiw, Java is available for Linux Mint, and SpotOn runs fine on it. I have the CD version of SpotOn which is 1.0, and can't figure out how to get the update to run....
Firearms Forum: Texas Gun Forum 02-19-2012, 01:55 PM
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Posted By gwtx
Goliad, TX

Lurking in Goliad, great website.
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