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Old 10-14-2013, 1:06 PM
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Motor Man you were in good hands. After you shoot them give us a range report.
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I will be sure to do that. Probably wont be until next week though, due to work. Looks like I'm going to need to keep working so I can pay for all the equipment I want. Darn gun stuff, and now a addiction within the addiction (reloading).
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Old 10-22-2013, 9:28 PM
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I finally got to the range to try out the 308 reloads Bruceflinch helped me with. I fired a few 5 rounds groups to see how accurate the new reloads were. These were shot a 100 yards. I didn't try to zero my scope, just wanted to see how good of a group these would shoot. The scope had been sighted in previously using some 168 grain MiWall (gun show) reloads that had about a 2 inch spread at 100 yards. At 200 yards it looked like I had fired off a shotgun loaded with 00 Buck.

The first group shot after warming up the barrel were a group of 5 rounds of the 150 grain reloads that were very tight, under the size of a quarter. See pic below.
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Next I tried a group of 168 grain Federal Gold Medal Match, also at 100 yards. The grouping of these were not as tight as the 150 grain reloads. They were close though. there is actually 6 rounds in this group. guess i lost count. If you throw out one of the rounds, the group may actually be about the same the reloads. See pic below.
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I found it interesting that the 150 grain reloads all hit about 2 inches above the bulls eye/point of aim while the Gold Medal Match all hit about 1 inch below the point of aim.

Next I tried these two sets of ammo out at 200 yards. Well I don't know what it means but I think the Gold Medal Match ammo faired a little better at this distance. In all fairness the lack of a tight group might be my fault because my scope isn't powerfull enough to get a pinpoint point of aim on the bulls eye at 200 yards, at least for my eyes. My point of aim could have been off some because of the lack of visual detail. Another contributing factor may have been that the front bag of my Caldwell Rock developed a tear and exploded all over the shooting bench. this made getting a good steady aim a little more difficult due to the front bag being flat. In any event, below are the two groups, neither of which are impressive. The group from the Gold medal match ammo consisted of only 4 rounds because I ran out of the ammo. I noticed that the gold Medal was again hitting significantly lower on the target than did the 150 grain reloads but they looked to be grouped a little closer together, if you could call it that.
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In any event, these reloads were so much more accurate than the previous bargain price reloads I had bought at the gun show. The ones Bruce helped me with showed me that reloading your own will result in much better accuracy. I just need to try out different bullet weights and powders to find the right combo for my rifle. You all have got me hooked on reloading now. One more thing to obsess over. I think I'll also need to try out a higher power scope or maybe just use bigger targets.

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Very nice 100yd targets Calgunners will help you spend money. Just think , a nice machine, better optics, repair of the rest bags, etc., etc.. $$$$$
There was a Lee machine on craigs list out of Walnut Creek, Tuesday.
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I actually got Caldwell to send me a new front bag free under warranty. They were very helpful. More money for the rest of it.
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Very nice 100yd targets Calgunners will help you spend money. Just think , a nice machine, better optics, repair of the rest bags, etc., etc.. $$$$$
There was a Lee machine on craigs list out of Walnut Creek, Tuesday.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:42 AM
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Old 10-24-2013, 2:37 PM
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Did not see the price!! I use a Dillon 650, so I don't look for prices anymore.
I also need to proofread my posts before posting.
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Old 10-25-2013, 7:30 PM
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^^^Impressive 100 yd groups, MotorMan! Not sure I've ever done that well!
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:53 PM
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IN for the next meetup

I live in Fremont...

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It's great you guys are doing the Concord but I couldn't even get there in time.
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Looks like a few folks in the San Ramon area, which is where I'm at. I can help/answer questions...... been loading and shooting competitively for 20 years or so.
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I'm in Richmond... and just bought a kit and need someone to teach me a few things
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I'm in Richmond too. PM me and maybe we can make plans to meet. What did you pick up, and what caliber(s) are you gonna reload?
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Guys we will meetup next week Family emergency is taking all of my tome right now.
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In for the next meetup. I can finally drive again after the surgery wooo hoo.
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Is there a group buy for powder in the works? I'm hesitant to send a money order to this company thats been around away for powder I cant find anywhere.
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when is the next meeting? looking into getting into reloading
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I am interested in the club.

Just my background:

I have been reloading and shooting competition since 1985. depending on my work schedule, would be willing to help out.
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Now that turkey day is past how about setting up another meeting?
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I'd really be interested in attending the next meeting. I need some advice on getting the crimp die set right.
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I am going to hold a bit of a drawing. I have three extra Crossroads of the west gun show V.I.P. passes that expire on the 31st. If you would like to go and get in free then post and send a PM to me with a contact number so I may get a mailing address.
On Friday night I will draw two people from the names. First draw gets two passes second draw gets one. The Delmar show is scheduled on the 14th and 15th of December, Ventura and Reno both on the 21st and 22nd and Las Vegas on the 28th and 29th.

Here is the catch, you must have posted in one of the club threads prior to my offering them in this post. Making this open to any one one from any CGSSA reloading club chapter.

Oh. News tidbit. Reloading club members now get a 5% discount when ordering bullets from Missouri Bullet Company www.missouribullet.com. Contact your chapter lead for the discount code.

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I am going to hold a bit of a drawing. I have three extra Crossroads of the west gun show V.I.P. passes that expire on the 31st. If you would like to go and get in free then post and send a PM to me with a contact number so I may get a mailing address.
On Friday night I will draw two people from the names. First draw gets two passes second draw gets one. The Delmar show is scheduled on the 14th and 15th of December, Ventura and Reno both on the 21st and 22nd and Las Vegas on the 28th and 29th.
Very generous of you sir. If the tickets were for a venue closer to me I would certainly throw my name in for the drawing.
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OK we need to get this going in earnest. I am looking for a place to meetup that has space for some presses I bought and some other items we can use for lessons. I simply do not have the room to have regular meetings at my house. If anyone has a place we can meet or knows of a cheap place we can use for these meetings please let me know. I have been showing people on my own and it is overwhelming me.

I would like to have at least one meeting booked for January 9th. if we have to I can do it at my home. Please rely if you can attend at 7PM. The venue will be announced.
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Old 12-19-2013, 8:24 PM
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OK we need to get this going in earnest. I am looking for a place to meetup that has space for some presses I bought and some other items we can use for lessons. I simply do not have the room to have regular meetings at my house. If anyone has a place we can meet or knows of a cheap place we can use for these meetings please let me know. I have been showing people on my own and it is overwhelming me.

I would like to have at least one meeting booked for January 9th. if we have to I can do it at my home. Please rely if you can attend at 7PM. The venue will be announced.
If you are interested in doing it on a weekend day, I can see if we can use the Richmond Rod & Gun Club clubhouse.
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The motorcycle group I ride with has held meetings at the Concord Police Station. They have a couple meeting rooms and I don't think they charge anything. I don't know how receptive they would be towards this activity but as long as there are no weapons we should be fine.
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I would think we could approach Richmond, Livermore or USI to allow us to meet for a reloading group.
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I can make the meeting on the 9th, no suggestions on a location though.
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I am in walnut creek. I don't know anything about reloading, but have been saving brass/shot shells to learn.
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Concord area is no problem for me, I have some of my late father in laws reloading stuff and would like to know what else I need and would like to learn how.
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OK we need to get this going in earnest. I am looking for a place to meetup that has space for some presses I bought and some other items we can use for lessons. I simply do not have the room to have regular meetings at my house. If anyone has a place we can meet or knows of a cheap place we can use for these meetings please let me know. I have been showing people on my own and it is overwhelming me.

I would like to have at least one meeting booked for January 9th. if we have to I can do it at my home. Please rely if you can attend at 7PM. The venue will be announced.
I think can make it. Please let know. All I have to do is build my bench. I have all my stuff still in boxes ready to be used.
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I think can make it. Please let know. All I have to do is build my bench. I have all my stuff still in boxes ready to be used.
Same here man. I just bought a place in san pablo, and looking into building a nice reloading bench in my garage. Unfortunately i have furniture to buy first.
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