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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-19-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ricco1949
Well if they both shoot about the same, and they...

Well if they both shoot about the same, and they are similar configurations, either you have an outstanding .204 or the custom 6 CM needs some work.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Ricco1949
Tried 20VT's from LC in a 550 Dillion

I tried forming 20VT's from LC brass on a 550 Dillon using three dies, a 221FB form die, a 20VT bump die, and a 20VT neck bushing die.

I abandoned the quest but I don't recall the exact...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-29-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Ricco1949
Joe, I've tested 2200 in another rifle chambered...

Joe, I've tested 2200 in another rifle chambered with a different reamer.

While it hit the same velocities as CFE Black it had some bolt click at the top not experienced with CFE Blk.
...
Forum: Classifieds 04-25-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Ricco1949
Thumbs up Nice snag Mully.........a winters worth of...

Nice snag Mully.........a winters worth of reading.
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-25-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Ricco1949
VT Load

Load for my rifle: 3 groove 11T X-Caliber

18.0 CFE Black
CCI 400
40 VMax @ touch

3400 fps

OCW target is in my photo album
Forum: Classifieds 04-12-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Ricco1949
Ptg

PTG makes them coned and standard.
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-10-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Ricco1949
Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I have...

Thanks for the replies gentlemen.

I have 1500 32 VMax so I'll give them a try this PD season.

Ramos I like your higher RPM theory.

The 32s are going about 22000 additional RPM's or about...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-09-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,500
Posted By Ricco1949
Vartarg 32g vs. 40g

Why do many shooters appear to favor the 32g bullet in the VT?

When I compare the 32g VM @ 3750 and the 40g VM @ 3400 on Sierra's ballistic calculator (both speeds from Western Powder maximums)...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-03-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By Ricco1949
You can't read the Oehler chrono printout on my...

You can't read the Oehler chrono printout on my OCW target posted in my photo album but @ 18.6g the mean was 3511 with no perceivable pressure in my rifle. But you can see the groups expand as the...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-03-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By Ricco1949
Thanks for the tip on the reamer. I used an 11...

Thanks for the tip on the reamer. I used an 11 degree that I have on hand and the funnel now works fine. I also drilled the remaining hole out to .199 to eliminate the remaining rough spots below...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By Ricco1949
Yes Tinman I was referring to the powder...

Yes Tinman I was referring to the powder funnel...... didn't have the nomenclature quite right.

I looked at my tapered reamers and none will clean up all rough areas without getting too big at...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-02-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By Ricco1949
Thanks Joe. I'll try that after polishing...

Thanks Joe.

I'll try that after polishing the tube. I can see there are some rough spots in the tube. Silicone carbide on a patch spun in the tube should take them out.
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 04-02-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By Ricco1949
@20VarTarg I've used CFE Blackout and 40...

@20VarTarg

I've used CFE Blackout and 40 V-Max for 2-3 seasons of PD shooting with 20 VT.

18.0g yields 3400 with no signs of high pressure even at 90-100 degrees on the prairie.

Very...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-11-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ricco1949
I dont FF VT's

My reamer moves the shoulder/neck junction back .020 and the body taper/shoulder junction back .005 with only a .001 change in body taper.

I've never done the trig but I suspect that Kindler's...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-08-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Ricco1949
OK..... sorry I thought you were referring to...

OK..... sorry I thought you were referring to excess.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-07-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Ricco1949
Wet Moly

I wet moly PD bullets in a dedicated vibratory tumbler bowl..... no pins or beads.... just bullets.

It takes very little moly and the right amount of water, just enough to wet the bullets and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Ricco1949
P35 to Ladradar

I moved from a P35 to a Labrador last year.

I do most of my load development at dusk when the conditions are the mildest.

The P35 failed or gave misleading results in low angled sunlight. Once...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-03-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,565
Posted By Ricco1949
Exclamation One short of 70...........

One short of 70...........
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-02-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Ricco1949
Great Rag

Great Rag........wish it was still around. It had a nice blend of applying benchrest accuracy techniques to varmint rifles. Some good writers too.

Actually surprised that one of the majors...
Forum: Classifieds 11-29-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Ricco1949
Lower Quantity Pricing

Hotshot thank you for the advise. I was targeting the high volume colony shooter with this pricing.

I have sold several thousand at 1000 pricing but that was to a select high volume PD audience.
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Forum: Classifieds 11-28-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Ricco1949
F/S 1000 New 20 Vartarg Lake City Brass

I have 1000 new 20 Vartarg Lake City Brass ready to be turned to .228 loaded diameter or your specs:

OAL 1.396 +/-.002
Base to .300 Datum 1.116 +/-.002...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-14-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Ricco1949
Redding VT TYPE s

I suggest the Redding Type S Neck die set #78636. I use the body die to set the shoulder and ease the transition to 20 caliber and then the bushing die for the final neck size both set in my Dillon...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-14-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Ricco1949
I'd CHOOSE A CUSTOM

If price is not a consideration I would choose a custom.

In fact I would choose a custom in most cases.......rifles are like tools of the trade for me......not presentation pieces.

Don't get...
Forum: Classifieds 10-28-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Ricco1949
X-Caliber

John,

I have an X-Caliber, 27 1nch, .199/.204, 1.250 straight, 11T, 3groove.

PM if interested........Rick
Forum: Classifieds 10-24-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Ricco1949
.223 Contender Carbine Kit

I have a .223 Contender Carbine Kit I would part with:

.223 SS 21 inch barrel
Walnut buttstock
Walnut forearm
Leupold SS 1 inch rings and base

Its like new in box.... in fact its in the box...
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