Tag: 6.5 Creedmoor

224 Valkyrie: Project Planning Update July 2018

“It’s better to take your time and do something right than to rush”. That’s what I keep telling myself. And these words are well suited to describe my in-progress 224 Valkyrie project. After the 224 announcement and reveal last October, I felt an urgent need to get hands-on with this cartridge “right away”. In hind […]

New from Lyman: Brass Smith Precision Powder Funnel Set

If you’re loading precision rifle ammunition, you’ll need a reliable way to dump powder charges into your cases. A good powder funnel is the answer! But some funnels will have too much static cling, holes that are too large or too small, and not seat well on the mouth of the case you’re charging. The […]

Forster Bushing Bump Die in 6.5 Creedmoor: Overview and Setup

If the goal for your reloads is precision without a compromise in function, the Bushing Bump Die from Forster is worth a look! Normally you’d have to choose between full-length sizing and neck-only sizing with the drawbacks inherent in each type of sizing. With the Forster Bushing Bump Die you get precise control over neck […]

Lyman Brass Smith Ideal Presss: From Unboxing to Loading

Ever since the SHOT show this year, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get hands-on with the new Brass Smith reloading presses from Lyman. Well that time has come! Last week I got my Lyman Brass Smith Ideal press, and this week I got my Inline Fabrication Mounting plate (Brass Smith presses have same […]

Lyman Borecam Digital Borescope: Overview and Comprehensive Test Drive

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your rifle’s barrel? Is the bore in good condition? Is the bore clean? You may have wondered the same things about your pistol barrels. Until recently, borescope tools have been beyond the reach of everyday gun owners- not now! Since Lyman has introduced the Borecam Digital Borescope, […]

L.E. Wilson Stainless Case Trimmer: Overview, Setup, Trimming

Any shooting sport that takes precision to the extreme will involve exacting brass prep as a part of the reloading process. In order to achieve such exacting standards, case length and case squareness must be held to exacting tolerances. L.E. Wilson has spent the last 81 years perfecting their case trimming system, one that was […]

FORSTER Reloading Dies: Overview and Setup featuring 6.5 Creedmoor

Reloading dies are perhaps the most critical tooling component involved in the loading of precision ammunition. Reloading dies have a huge effect on brass concentricity, case sizing dimensions and consistency, bullet seating depth, and bullet runout. So when you chose reloading dies for your rifle, you need to ensure you are getting the quality and […]

Concentricity King: L.E. Wilson Chamber-Type Micrometer Bullet Seater

A wobbling football doesn’t fly very straight. In the same way, a wobbling bullet will not group well at range. There are two major factors in eliminating bullet “wobble”: stabilizing the bullet properly (a function of bullet weight and rifling twist rate), and bullet/case concentricity. In this article, we’ll focus on concentricity, specifically bullet concentricity […]

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