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    I'm not sure why the lighter charges are throwing...

    I'm not sure why the lighter charges are throwing material back at you, but lower pressure / unburnt powder sounds possible. It might be little flecks of copper plating that didn't stay attached to...
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    Short answer: Yes, same OAL for both. Longer...

    Short answer:
    Yes, same OAL for both.

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    My Lyman reloading manual shows loads for Hornady XTP HP 300 gr. at 1.580" OAL and Speer HP 325 gr. at 1.575". Not sure why the 325 is shown...
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    I went to the range again to try the chrono on a...

    I went to the range again to try the chrono on a cloudy day and I'm more confused than ever. The Hornady XTP 300 gr. was very consistent but averaged 200 fps lower than the advertised velocity. The...
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    Hey guys, I made it out to the range but had a...

    Hey guys,

    I made it out to the range but had a little trouble getting consistent readings from my 'ProChrono Digital' chronograph. After reading through the instructions again I'm thinking it was...
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    After meticulously narrowing down a brass feeler...

    After meticulously narrowing down a brass feeler gauge to find the width that matches the diameter of the gas cylinder I'm calling it 0.397". More important than my measured diameter is the fact...
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    Very interesting, especially the part where you...

    Very interesting, especially the part where you mention ammo with a lower muzzle velocity can function better than higher velocity ammo. I don't recall the exact wording but the comments in the...
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    Any 50 AE reloaders on the forum?

    For powder I've got Hodgdon H-110 and IMR 4227, bullets are Speer 300 and 325 gr. I'd be interested in hearing about experiences with any of these products, or any 50 AE reloads really. I'm hoping...
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    Wow that sounds quite thorough. I messed around...

    Wow that sounds quite thorough. I messed around with a wood dowel and might revise my estimate to something in the .393" to .395" range, assuming the gas cylinder is actually round, which it probably...
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    Factory stainless steel finish

    Does anyone know how MRI puts the final finish on the stainless steel models? Is it an ultra fine belt sander or polishing wheel with coarse grit? My DE50SRMB has a minor scuff that I'd like to fix...
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    Just curious, how are you measuring the gas...

    Just curious, how are you measuring the gas cylinder diameter and how much variance are you seeing with the american made barrels? I'm not sure how well my calipers take measurements like this and...
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    Hmm... My new DE50SRMB has the same ~0.3984...

    Hmm... My new DE50SRMB has the same ~0.3984 measurement (as measured with $30 general purpose digital calipers). It ran flawlessly through 60 rounds (using 3 different mags) yesterday at the range,...
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