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Old January 28th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #16
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I full length size everything.

I reload primarily for my M1A and my bolt guns. The 2 bolts are a a bit shorter headspace so I set my dies to fit their chambers and they're also GTG in the M1A.

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Old January 28th, 2017, 03:52 PM   #17
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I full length size everything.

I reload primarily for my M1A and my bolt guns. The 2 bolts are a a bit shorter headspace so I set my dies to fit their chambers and they're also GTG in the M1A.
Same here. I FL size 03A3, M1 and M1917 in 30-06. All the same.

All these rifles shoot better than I can with irons.

Now, for a vintage sniper, I go the extra mile. Expectation is to hold the X instead of the 10 ring. Up to 1000yds.

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Old January 29th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #18
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Neck sizing for bolt action is Ok. Auto loader not Ok. Full length size only.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:36 AM   #19
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FWIW, according to Zediker, extraction in the M14 is so fast that it often begins before the cases have fully contracted and they're so hot that they often deform rather than fire form so he says that cases should always be f/l sized. He also says that small base dies are often needed, but not always.

As a disclaimer I want to add that I'm a long time handloader but I've never loaded for an M14. I soon will be however, after purchasing a Loaded model very soon.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:41 AM   #20
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This is the source for my previous post in case you've never read it. Lots of good information although I'm aware that some people aren't great fans of his.

http://www.m14.ca/reloading/14_loading.pdf

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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:42 PM   #21
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I uses RCBS Small base dies for all M14 brass, but have only ever used std FL dies for my Garand and never had an issue.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #22
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Making each round exactly the same as the one before it, consistant brass, consistant bullets,exactly same weight of powder(don't change horses in the middle of the stream),same batch of primers, same reloading procedures used for each round. Then it is all on the shooter. Can't be switching brass manufactures or batches, nor bullet weights, types, manufactures, batches. Can't change powder weights or types(ball, straight, flake) or even batches. Can't switch primers or even batches of same primer. Finally, you can't change the way you reload-if you resize and then turn case 90* and resize, you got to do it all the time. May even have to use the same brand of coffee, don't know.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 01:58 PM   #23
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Great hobby. Got some new toys for the bolts and thought I might do a little experimenting " again " for the M-14 types.
Done as much as I can with loads, bullets, annealing, and case prep.
Now I am working on a batch of DAG brass to see what I can do about getting neck tension down a little better.
Turning only takes a couple of seconds, so why not. As they say , proof is in the pudding. Taking DAG neck thickness from about .015 to about .013. Gosh this retirement thing is a blast.







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nf1e, you appear to be neglecting your "Honey-Do" list if you have that much time to play. Every time I seem to get ahead of that list, more is added to the bottom.

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nf1e, you appear to be neglecting your "Honey-Do" list if you have that much time to play. Every time I seem to get ahead of that list, more is added to the bottom.
After 50+ years of marriage, I have learned a few tricks.

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Man look at nf1es bench now we know who actually caused the shortage in ammunition and components .

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I have too many rifles to segregate ammunition sized for this one or that one.

I have "Match" and I have "Ball" . . . they all work in whatever I feel like shooting any particular day.

(And they all out shoot me.)

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You're gonna need a stronger shelf.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:18 PM   #29
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You're gonna need a stronger shelf.
Optical illusion. It really is straight with a support every 16 inches.
Been there for 40 years so it will probably outlast me.

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