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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
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    Check this you tube vid of mine out it will help explain."......... Hellcheck all my videos out, I love to have them go viral

    https://youtu.be/Kz9na5545Gg


    Btw 80 to 100" jump is nothing to worry over

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    It's a good feeling when your first ever hand loads don't blow your head off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guypie View Post
    So a little update, I loaded up my rounds at .050" jump, 3 with 22.8gr, 3 with 23.3gr and 3 with 23.8gr of ar2208.

    Best group came from 23.3gr at 1 5/8", consistently shot to the left of where the cross hair was pointed (sighted with PPU, hornady training goes to same POI), the hotter the load the further to the left it went. Elevation was pretty good and my gun did not explode in my face which was lovely. Always a boost to the confidence when things go well first time around!

    I think I will stick with the 23.3gr and maybe have a play with bullet seating depth to see if I can get under 1" and then call it done.

    Any comments on why it may go to the left?

    Note: I'm not a fantastic shooter, it may well be shooting MOA and I'm letting it down by the 5/8", but the projectiles are not cheap so I wont be perfecting my skills with these rounds!
    In my experience, Barnes bullets are temperamental things to get to shoot. Some rifles love them, some don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guypie View Post
    Sweet, yeah that's how I did it. Love the golf ball mortar and black powder cannon! Might have to make one myself. Any legality issues around building one of those?
    No legal issues other than that which applies to any other standard fire arm.

    Cannons are not endorsed firearms.

    Drop me a line if your thinking of building a cannon and I'll fill you in on some design features and dimensions that you will need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guypie View Post
    So I have sat down to do my first ever reloads and I have hit a bit of an impass.

    I am trying to load .223 with barnes tsx 55gr. The load data says gap from rifling lands to bullet should be .050 or 1.27mm. When I put a bullet in a empty cartirige and seat it by putting it in the rifle and closing the bolt, I get an OAL of 60.02, more or less. Max OAL according to the die set is 57.4mm, this means that unless I am mistaken if I seat to maximum OAL I will have a 2.62mm/.103" jump to the rifling.

    Rifle is a Zastava .223

    I am probably doing something wrong, help please!

    Also, one cartrige the primer didnt go quite flush, any suggestions on if I should rework or just dispose of that one.

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    Save yourself some grief. Seat to the cannelure and stoke with 25gr BM2. Repeatable ,reliable, kills like hell. Job done.
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