For as many years as shooters have been sending rounds down range in high power competition, there have been just about (probably even more) that many “correct” ways to properly clean and prepare the firearm for optimal performance.
Reloading dies if taken care of properly will provide years of service to their owner. Most dies are hardened and then micro-polished for that mirror finish many of the dies exhibit.
Keeping good records on our shooting hobby is an important practice that all of us should do a better job of.
Here is a question that comes in frequently from customers to the Sinclair International Technical Center:
I have the right size jag and patch! Why doesn’t it fit down the bore™
We wrote this article to see if we can open up some postings from some of the blog readers out there. If you would like to offer your two cents on how you go about developing a load, please feel free to post them on the blog for others to read.
The twist rate of the barrel on any rifle has a lot to do with bullet stabilization. Twist rate is defined as the distance in inches of barrel that the rifling takes to make one complete revolution. An example would be a 1:10 twist rate.
I can’t stress how important it is to keep your bolt and action clean. Shooters use a lot of grease and oil on their bolts to reduce friction and to prevent wear to the bearing surfaces.
The AR-15 is one of the most popular rifles used in service rifle competitions, 3-Gun competitions, tactical competitions, hunting, and just plain old plinking.
If you haven't tried flash hole deburring before as part of case preparation you may want to give it a try. During the manufacturing process, burrs are formed on the inside of the case when the flash hole is punched or drilled through.
Determining proper seating depth is probably one of the most important steps in preparing accurate, custom ammunition for your own rifle, unless you are loading for functionality in a magazine.
If you enjoy shooting an AR-15 like many of us do, reloading for the AR-15 rifle is definitely worth looking into.
Even if you are neck sizing your cases most of the time, you will eventually need to turn to your full length sizing die when your cases are so tight in the chamber that the bolt will not open or close easily.
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