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1  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Re: Is There Consensus on Minimum Amount of Neck/Bullet Contact? on: June 05, 2017, 08:45:42 PM
Thanks a lot, guys.  Your comments have been extremely helpful.  I will now stop worrying about the shallow seating and hope that the Bart's and Watsons shoot as well as they're supposed to.  In my reading, I ran across reference to Berger "column" bullets.  I must confess that I don't fully understand the principle behind them, but thought I'd pick up a box of the 64-gr. 6 mm. bullet.
2  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Is There Consensus on Minimum Amount of Neck/Bullet Contact? on: June 04, 2017, 10:41:08 AM
Is there an agreed-upon opinion about the minimum distance that the bullet should protrude down into the case neck? I ask because I've discovered that the new-to-me Sako 6 PPC I'm loading for seems to have a long throat, and to seat the bullets I want to use so that they touch the lands (68-gr. Bart's and 68-gr. Watsons) puts the bullets out so far as to give me less-than-usual bullet/neck contact (less than half the length of the neck). Of course, I could seat them deeper, but this would introduce a certain amount of jump, which I'd like to avoid if possible. 

With the Bartís touching the lands, the base of the bullet is .121" down the neck. The Watsons end up about .140" down the neck. I don't plan to work rounds through the magazine, so getting the OAL to work through the mag is unnecessary. I'm using the Wilson chamber-type straight-line seater (and the Wilson chamber-type neck sizer as well).  Iím wondering whether this amount of contact (like the .121Ē with the Bartís) will produce enough tension and Iím concerned about creating excessive run-out.

Any insights on this?
3  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada on: January 27, 2015, 08:14:52 PM
South Pender
Like you I would rather go with Norma than waste time and barrel life fireforming brass.  I have had no problems with the Norma brass I've used in 6PPC.  Norma does list a 22PPC USA brass in its' lineup.  Again, if you have a good gun dealer/smith in your area check with them to see if they can get it.  You could also try Jerry at Mystic Precision in B.C. or Rayn'er Shine Gun Works in Sask. as I believe they both have access to Norma.

Ray, I have contacted Jerry, and he is in the process of bringing in some Norma 22 PPC brass for me.
4  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada on: January 27, 2015, 06:12:11 PM
6BR to 22BR in one pass......

In regards to your statement it looks as if only 6BR brass is available, what exactly do you mean?Huh  That Hirsch does not have any 220 Russian in stock?Huh??

I meant that there is no 22 BR brass.  I've ordered Norma 6 BR brass from Target Shooting Products, and am grateful for the confirmation that I can simply pass it through my 22 BR FL dies to be good to go.  As for my 22 PPC, I would rather go with Norma brass that is available in 22 PPC (as well as 6 PPC) than fuss with 220 Russian brass.
5  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada on: January 27, 2015, 09:32:19 AM
One last question re BR brass.  It looks as if only 6 BR brass is available.  So necking this down to .22 should be straightforward.  The question: Is it good practice to simply run the 6 BR brass through a 22 BR full-length resizing die in one pass or will this overwork the brass?  I assume the other alternative would be a special forming die that would do the reduction in stages.

Thanks for your help, guys.
6  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada on: January 25, 2015, 10:46:57 AM
OK.  Norma 22 PPC brass.  Bart's Bullets.  And possibly some BR brass to form to 22 BR.
7  BR Discussions / Centerfire Discussions / Reloading Components in Canada on: January 25, 2015, 09:59:54 AM
I'm new to this forum and am coming back to shooting after an absence of a few years.  While trying to obtain certain components the way I had years ago from the  US, I've discovered that new US laws have prohibited suppliers of reloading components from shipping to Canada.

So how do we obtain cases and bullets now in Canada?  I'd like to get some brass to get started again, and have discovered Bart's Bullets that seem worth trying.  Who are the big Canadian suppliers?  Or even small suppliers?
8  Classifieds (Buy and Sell) / BR Equipment + Components / Anyone Here Supply Fireformed, Neck-Turned Brass? on: January 24, 2015, 10:49:42 PM
Hi, I'm brand-new to this forum and had a question for you guys.  I have a .22 PPC for which I loaded Norma 22 PPC USA brass years ago.  I'm told that the Lapua 220 Russian case makes up into a superior .22 PPC case.  However, this would require quite a bit of work--to fireform to .22 PPC dimensions, to trim, and to neck-turn so that the resulting brass would chamber in my .22 PPC chamber that has a neck diameter of .2465".  I guess I could acquire the tools and put down the time to learn how to do this and then spend the time doing it, but I was thinking that if there are some guys in Canada that do this routinely for profit, I'd rather have it done.  So...does anyone do this as a part-time business?
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