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Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 10-02-2019, 01:14 PM
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Posted By ackleyman

I have ran into quite a few individuals that do not know how to work up loads or they do not have the patience for working up loads, perhaps their time is very limited.

They hunt for "A LOAD",...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 09-19-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By ackleyman
Not a barrel burner, eh?

You did not look at my picture very long????

started out with zero freebore, SS Lilja barrel, 1000 rounds of 23.5g of Varget with 20g vmax.

Heat index on varget is HOT!!!
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 08-01-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,927
Posted By ackleyman
Reamer dimension vs case size

One of the reasons for premature loose primer pockets is the size of the chamber vs the brass dimension.

For example, on a new piece of brass, if you have .006-.007 expansion to form to the...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-27-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By ackleyman
Coyotes running like a scalded cat

17 ah

20g berger mef
3550 fps

coyotes will run 100 or more yards

Hit square in the ribs in front of the diaphram at 10-30 yards...

Like shooting blanks
Forum: Big Game 07-26-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,177
Posted By ackleyman
` Try a Speer 75g Gold...


Try a Speer 75g Gold Dot`````````````````````````````````````````````````````

the last antelope I shot was at 470 yards with a Rem 788 in 223 using a 55g Hornady sp with the cannalure with...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-20-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,759
Posted By ackleyman
17 Remignton loads

we shot heavy loads of Win 760 with 25g bullets, velocity and accuracy was great, start at 26.0g. Rem factory barrels would foul out somewhere between 80-120 rounds.

Shilen barrel replacements...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By ackleyman
17 Remington throat wear with Varget and 20g bullets@4000

Little to no lands left for 2.5 inches

Varget must eat barrels like shooting dried battery acid[/URL]
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By ackleyman
Heat index of powders

There are well established lists with powders indexed on the heat they produce.

AA2700 and HV100 are very close to the top in the "coolest" range of powders, and AA2520 not far down the list.
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,993
Posted By ackleyman
221 fb

1680 will give you exceptional barrel spades

I used two different loads for squirrels with the 50g tnt

one load at 2650 and the other load was at 2850, around 25K of barrel life is...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-29-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By ackleyman
Seating depth

in the custom 17 rem with Shilen 10T, 25g bergers and Rem's shot tiny, tiny groups.

17 Mach IV's, 25g bergers shot tiny groups also around 3850.

Reamers were ground with zero freebore and...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 11-28-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,851
Posted By ackleyman
Gold dots

They are also making a 55 and 62g gold dot in 22 caliber.

I shot the 55's in a 22/250, 14T and they shot 3/8".

Friends are killing deer with the 55g bullets in 223's.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-13-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By ackleyman
17 custom

The last 17 that I had built was a 17 Remington, turn neck, zero freebore on a Rem 700 single shot, Rem sporter stock, pillar bedded, and Shilen barrel.

The rifle shot tiny groups first time to...
Forum: Bullet Making 02-03-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 42,661
Posted By ackleyman
Pointing up

Use a good lube on the bullet when pointing up, may help. I used Lee Sizing wax.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 01-04-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By ackleyman
Sako A-1 tang dia

what is the tang dia for a Sako A1?
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-29-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By ackleyman
improving groups on 17 Remingtons

You can see dramatic differences in groups when you start neckturning brass for the 17 Remington, especially when you can touch the lands with your Loaded ammo...tiny, tiny groups are the result.
Forum: Classifieds 12-25-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By ackleyman
I will take it

I will take the Redding 20 tactical seater for $75
Forum: Classifieds 11-20-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By ackleyman
FS: Todd Kindler manual, "Sensational Seventeens"

FS is an autographed manual, Todd Kindler's "Sensational Seventeens"

$40 plus $8 postage[/URL]
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 06-11-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By ackleyman
22/250 Ai loads

I have been shooting 44.0g of Win 760 with the 55g Nosler and Sierra bthp for 20+ years, fast and accurate, long barrel life. Velocity is around 4050-4100 out of a 27" barrel, bug holes abound! Fed...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 01-14-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,700
Posted By ackleyman
Very, very good advise here!

Very, very good advise here!
Forum: Project Guns 12-14-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,037
Posted By ackleyman
17 Rem

I would suggest that you get a reamer with zero to .020 freebore with that fine barrel!
Forum: Classifieds 12-03-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By ackleyman
FS: 204 Redding S neck size die-NEW

For sale is 1 NEW redding neck sizer S dies, never used

$36 + $6.80

Please send me a pM or email if interested
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-26-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By ackleyman
Berger 17 caliber 25g Match bullets

I was in a store today, saw boxes of 25g 100 of the "target" bullets, $22 per box of 100. The also had Berger 30g, I think that they were boxes of 200. Is berger back in the 17 cal, 25g bullet...
Forum: Big Game 07-09-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,894
Posted By ackleyman

280 pressures run about 10K less than 270 with the same load, thus some amazing velocities with extreme accuracy.
Forum: Classifieds 07-08-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By ackleyman
FS: 17 Rem Reamer, etc

For sale is a PTG 17 Remington reamer with floating pilot(cost $234), Headspace gauge(cost $45), and a set of 9 pilots to custom fit the proper pilot for your barrel(cost $90), sell for $250 plus $10...
Forum: Classifieds 06-14-2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By ackleyman
WTB 6 TCU dies, no Hornady

Please send me a pm or email.

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