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Reloading for Accuracy - .308

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cali92rs, Jan 4, 2010.


  1. fredj338

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    The Coax has a great rep, but I agree, the press is the last thing I would worry about trying to achieve accuracy. Good dies, good technique, premium match bullets, maybe match primers. Good scope & proper bench technique wil matter far more.
     

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  2. GioaJack

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    Quality loading equipment lasts a lifetime... marriage, well... sometimes not as long as a pound of powder.

    I vote for the new equipment. :supergrin:

    Jack
     

  3. unclebob

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    You want a press and dies that well give you the least amount of bullet run out. If you start out with a bullet that starts out wobbling down the barrel. You well not receive the potential of you, the gun and scope can achieve. At least that is what I have read and videos that I have watched have said.
     
  4. cali92rs

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    LOL...
    no comment :whistling:
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Screw it. Load with what you got. Worry about the rest when you have money.
     
  6. creophus

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    I do exactly that. My 308 ammo is sub MOA.

    What kinda gun you loading for cali?
     
  7. dudel

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    Or as long as a pound of powder that's had a match put to it. :whistling:

    Don
     
  8. dudel

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    Coax is a fine press; but it's no magic bullet :supergrin:

    Paying attention to details, buying quality projectiles, a good bore, proper shooting technique will get you accuracy.

    If Lee's ads are to be believed, the accuracy record is held by some guy you loaded with a Lee pounder.

    http://leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/browse.cgi?1262979739.4480=/html/catalog/cleeloader.html

    "Everything you need to begin loading one caliber. Accuracy is better than most tools because it only sizes the case neck. Guinness World record holder for over seven years."

    Don
     
  9. Hound_dogs_01

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    X2 strongest press on the market IMO


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  10. hambone33

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    Why can't we all just get along . I've got a rc because I'm not as rich as you . My stuff is all rcbs because that's what I've had forever and the have topnotch customer service . To get an x2 I'd have to buy something new and what I've got isn't broke thus no need to fix it .
     
  11. Hoser

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    If you really want accuracy, switch to Wilson hand dies and an arbor press. I bet less than a handfull of benchrest shooters load on anything else.
     
  12. Bob2223

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    Jack's buddy!

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    :whistling: ?

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  13. fx77

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  14. dudel

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    Not going to help much unless you've got alot of other variables under control. People tend to think that there something magic about an arbor press. There's not; it's a single stage press with a gear. It will turn out good rounds; but only if the loader picks proper components, and pays close attention to the detail.

    People have been shooting long range accruate shots for over 100 years. Many competitions held at over 1000 yards (curvature of the earth and all) They didn't have the fancy equipment. They had technique and skilled honed over many, many hours of practice. You can't replace that with a $100 press.
     
  15. byf43

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    Lots of good answers here.

    Loading equipment (press), dies, loading practice(s) and attention to detail, along with choice of components are what make (produce) good, accurate ammunition.

    The loads that I have produced for 7.62x51mm, 5.56x45mm and even .30-'06 have gone 1/2 MOA or better, because I'm 'anal' about my loading practices.
    Case preparation is very important.

    No particular press is 'the magic bullet'. (Pardon the pun.)

    I've produced phenomenal rounds from both my RL550B and my RockChucker.
     
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  16. dudel

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    Good technique shown on the first one. Two points:

    1) I cringed when he had his fingers over the case mouth while seating primers
    2) Sort of surprised he didn't measure bullet runout (maybe they don't make that tool). To me that's more important than case runout.

    Don
     
  17. Brass Nazi

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    There have been world records set with a LEE Loader and they only cost a few dollars. You will have to buy a hammer though.
     
  18. unclebob

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    Even a blind squirrel can find a nut every once in a while.
     
  19. Rick from Kali

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    can somrone post a link to this record? i couldn't find it at the Guinness site. alas my computer skills are limited and could account for such.
    Rick