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  1. Hey guys So I picked up a savage model 10 308 HB. I love this rifle. Anyway has anyone given leverevolution powder in a 308. I'm working up a load with it now. Found a node just over 42 grains. Plan on chrono'ing the load next time I head out to our range to see if velocity is acceptable since there isn't any factory load data available for this powder in a 308. Case still has room for a few more grains of powder too. When establishing max I worked up to 48 grains and there were no pressure signs nor bolt stiffness upon lifting. Anyway I'm just wondering if anyone's use
  2. Thank you very much Barry for the very informative response. Youve made up my mind for me. I was curious. From the mountains of reading I've done lately on proper bore care layering some kind of foreign substance in the bore between the copper fouling is a horribly bad idea in relation to keeping shots consistent and maintaining accuracy. From what I've learned the copper is of the utmost importance and it's imperative to achieve copper equilibrium. Once achieved every shot takes a bit of copper and powder fouling with it,then lays its own copper and powder fouling down. S
  3. I bought a Thompson center dimension 7mm rem mag. This rifle shot moa out of the box and now that I've got a few hundred down the pipe it's sub moa. Sunday I was shooting at 100 yards and groups of 3. Could cover them with a nickel. I had never heard of Thompson center until just over a month ago. Now I can't stop taking about them. Fantastic rifle. Great recoil pad. Easier recoil then my k-31. Lighter projectiles though. And inexpensive. And once you consider barrel swaps you get sub moa rifle for under 400 bucks. If you already have the correct bolt the barrel is a
  4. You should see the mossberg version. It's about pretty ,inch the exact same thing. At least it's not made in China.
  5. I'm currently using the leverevolution powder and hornady lever evolution projectiles in the 160 grain flavour. Using book loading info they shoot better and more accurately then any factory loads I used prior to the hand loads. That's a big heavy round. Should hit hard.
  6. I've watched a lot of this guys YouTube vids. He's got a great plinking range set up. I'd love to spend an afternoon at his place. I'm subscribed to his channel.
  7. I love that rifle. And it's a cannon. Not much that won't drop on this continent with that slug. My first lever action was a 30-30 mossberg. Decent bush gun. 20" barrel. I wanted a 45-70 next but got into long range shooting so I had to put the 45-70 on hold.....for now
  8. Hey guys. So my rifle has 1-9 twist and 24"long. The manufacturer said 150 grain ammo is idea for my twist however I'm into long range shooting and I'm wondering if anyone has some insight as to what grain projectile I should be using. Im at 600 yards right now but working my way up to 1000+. What grain bullet would be best for these long range shots. My k-31 has a 174 grain projectile with gp-11 ammo. And it can shoot accurate a long way. It's very much like a 30-06 but the gp-11 ammo has fantastic ballistics. Im using low drag projectiles of course. Currently
  9. Surplus ammo here is 300 bucks for 480 rounds of gp-11. You can or shouldn't hunt with it though. It's easily match grade. Mine is made in 1958. It had a name behind the buck plate. They are a fantastic rifle and because most shot the gp-11 ammo the bores are in very good shape. Mine has the lighter stock. Made in '58,the last year they were made if I remember correctly. These rifles with gp-11 ammo can shoot moa which is fantastic for a old mil spec rifle. Got mine for 299.99 at wholesale sports about a month ago. Grabbing another box of ammo today. Berd
  10. I'd love to find higher capacity magazines for my Thompson center dimension. After my pig experience last weekend. Punching paper I just load one shot at a time. A misplaced shot in a pig on the run only see,s to anger them. And trying to fire a precision shot while a pig is running at you isn't as easy as one might think. I can't help you with the savage. If anyone hears about higher capacity magazines for a Thompson center dimension please give me a holler. Sorry about the thread jack Pablo.
  11. My mag leaves carbon around the neck too. And all the once shot brass I've picked up has that as well. are you full length sizing your brass or just the neck. I've heard very often that only neck sizing brass in a lapua can lead to change ring issues. If you load single obviously that becomes a non issue. I load single in my mag so it gives a chance for barrel to cool for a sec and me to breathe and refocus. Try full length sizing if you aren't. Gotta anneal the cases to. 5 shots max. The bolt sticking is an issue. Go to YouTube and find tiborasaurus Rex channel
  12. I'm using rotumbo and h4831 in my hand loads for my mag. I've gotta buy something to measure velocity though so I can see what is shooting faster. . I'm only just starting to work up loads for accuracy. The mag was shooting sub moa yesterday. 3 round groups I could cover with a nickel. Factory rounds though.
  13. Lots of people talk about shooting long range but it's just talk. I've just started long range shooting myself and I've only gotten out 400 yards and even the lightest wind affects trajectory and your DOPE has to be right on. 1000 yards isn't easy in the least. Anyone who says it is hasn't shot at a 12" gong at that yardage before. And the rifle has to be moa at the very least. Sub moa to be competitive. The concentration you have to have to make these kind of shots is extreme. A 10x scope was/is the military choice for snipers,and they make kill shots at extreme long r
  14. Taking all 7mm rem mag brass. 

  15. Hey guys. So so as anyone over at bitog knows I'm an mos2 fan. So I see my hunting supply shop has moly powder for bullets. What's everyone's option on using it. I already know it decreases chamber pressure and velocity. I'm more interested if it actually decreases barrel temps and leads to longer barrel life.
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