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Yeti
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Posted: September 25 2018 at 5:32pm | IP Logged Quote Yeti

Itís been a while since I have been on. Three blown discs in my neck
have been kicking my but for 6 months. Finally had surgery a little over
3 weeks ago, what a relief,

I am finally starting to reload again beginning with a new 6.5 Grendel.
That is one fun round! I am hoping to get a buck with it in the next
couple weeks.

A friend dropped off a Dillon 550 for me to try. I canít wait to set it up for
some pistol calibers and get started.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying some cooler fall
temperatures!

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Great to have you back. You will love the 550. It's one of
the simplest machines out there.

Edited by LAH on September 25 2018 at 6:37pm


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Posted: September 25 2018 at 7:27pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Good to have you back!

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Posted: September 25 2018 at 10:39pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Well heck, glad you're back and in working condition!

Enjoy using that 550!

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Posted: September 27 2018 at 3:59am | IP Logged Quote Yeti

I am certain the 550 will more than keep up with my needs. Now I have
to get out and shoot!

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Yes nothing like shooting to get you in the right state of
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Posted: September 30 2018 at 12:27pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Yeti wrote:
. . . finally starting to
reload again beginning with a new 6.5
Grendel. That is one fun round! I am
hoping to get a buck with it in the next
couple weeks. . .


Shooting it out of an AR15 based platform
or something else?

I personally have long been a fan and user
of the old 6.5x55 Swed and get a real kick
out of all the new rage with the 6.5
Creedmore and slightly less tip of the
tongue 6.5 options such as the 6.5 Gredel
you mention.

There is this saying, "I was Country
(Western) before Country was Cool!" In
certain circles. I kind of feel the same
way personally about my 6.5x55. What
really tickles my fancy is knowing that
with my handloads and my own rifle I can
give the new cartridges on the block a
real run for their money for power and
accuracy over range even though both me,
my cartridge, and my rifle goes back to
before these new 6.5 cartridges, and a lot
of the young wipper snappers buying them
after swallowing the gun rags hype hook
line and sinker, and the new fangled
plastic and aluminum guns they are
shooting them out of we're even born
(slight exaduration on the rifles since
the plastic and aluminum ARs do predate me
but not at the level of popularity among
civilians that they currently have,
especially comming from the factory in
much of anything other the 5.56x45 and
7.62x51 standard chambering).

Not saying all the new stuff ain't good,
just saying its only a small improvement
over pre WWII tech and it really took them
this long to figure out there is a
ballistic "sweat spot" at the 6.5 caliber
that only exists because of stuff these
people ignored for how many freaking
decades?

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Posted: September 30 2018 at 7:41pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Been considering getting a Creedmoore. I have several molds now for 6.5s since getting rid of my Swede. That damn thing soured me on the 6.5x55, doubt I'll ever try one again. The small ring 7x57 I'm shooting now has easily outclassed the Swede in everything I've done with it.

I've become enamored with these new Ruger Americans, everything I hear or read says they are great shooters right out of the box and they're cheap. I rarely ever buy new guns, but figure if I'm going with new, it might as well be new all around.

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7X57, 275 Rigby whatever you want to call it is a great round, enjoy. I am old and still a fan of blued metal and wood. I have a hard time wrapping my head around plastic stocks, but they do shoot.

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Posted: September 30 2018 at 8:17pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I'm generally with you, but the idea of having a good, but essentially expendable rifle is appealing.

I've been having a ball with this 7x57 for several months now. Next week is our early two day antlerless segment and I fully plan to put meat in the freezer with it using my cast loads I've been working with.

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Great to hear you are all better & Back    Joe

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Posted: October 01 2018 at 8:52pm | IP Logged Quote Yeti

Turbo,

I am very familiar with the Swede. In Montana it was a very popular
hunting round. I would still love to find a reasonable priced Mannlicher
with nice wood.

But I also enjoy pounding steel at 600 yards with my AR15. Fast and
furious and fun.

Nice wood works for me as well as plastic fantastic guns...

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Posted: October 01 2018 at 8:56pm | IP Logged Quote Yeti

richhodg66 wrote:
Been considering getting a Creedmoore. I have
several molds now for 6.5s since getting rid of my Swede. That damn
thing soured me on the 6.5x55, doubt I'll ever try one again. The small
ring 7x57 I'm shooting now has easily outclassed the Swede in
everything I've done with it.

I've become enamored with these new Ruger Americans, everything I
hear or read says they are great shooters right out of the box and
they're cheap. I rarely ever buy new guns, but figure if I'm going with
new, it might as well be new all around.


I bought one of the Ruger American Preditors in 6.5 Creedmoor before
my ID hunt a couple years ago. Great round and the Ruger shot way
out of its class. The 143 eldx load was easily sub MOA. The
performance of the Creedmoor is excellent on game as well.

I just sold it to build up funds for a prettier gun. I would definitely
recommend trying one!

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