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Old 07-18-2011, 11:08 AM
johno johno is offline
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Ken, George is a gentleman, helped me several times over the years.
Did you have your own reamer? Thats fine groups your getting there, always would have liked to keep something up my sleeve if things go bad re importing the badger brass. An option would be to run a 19/221 reamer and open the bolt face

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Old 08-02-2011, 12:56 AM
5mmgunguy 5mmgunguy is offline
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kenbro: I just saw your email about AA powder and my 19-221 FB. I am using the new AA2200. I have gone as high as 20 grains...going like 3675 fps over the chrono...settled on 19.7 grains going 3630 fps...very accurate in my rifle...shoots in the .2s.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:13 AM
kenbro kenbro is offline
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Is the badger a less capacity case than the FB? 15.8 dosen't seem much powder.
I'm putting 17.4 of R7 in with 36 gr bullets for a little over 3400.
George shipped me DC die on Monday. Many thanks George.

I've gone to R7 as my first choice now. Thanks for your reply, Ken.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:42 AM
Bandmiller2 Bandmiller2 is offline
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Default Bullet reduction

It's been my understanding that the big bugaboo in sizeing down bullets is the lead core gets reduced but the jacket tends to spring back.Done right the bullet needs to be reduced and reswaged. Mayby it dosen't make that much differance. Frank C.
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