Thanks to my wonderful wife I was able to swap out the BCA barrel for a Wilson Combat 22″ Super Sniper Barrel! Initial “Break in”/rounds and then on to some initial testing. Improved results with previously fired loads and FINALLY Sub-MOA results!!!!! Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
First of several head to head comparisions ot a total Custom Build AR15 vs a Upgraded DPMS rifle
Checking and testing rounds near the maximum cartridge overall length. The very last straw before a major change! Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
First in a new series focused on precision 5.56/223 shooting & reloading with two different build approaches - Custom vs Upgrading.
Throwing the kitchen sink at the Bear Creek Arsenal barrel. Many things tried from powder to bullet to primer combos, muzzle brake change for Hhrmonics, receiver lapping, barrel bedding, etc. Final conclusion and future direction for the BCA 6.5 Grendel barrel. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Short video with slow motion showing the case rotation as it ejects. I was having dented case mouths until I installed a Deflector Brake. I see much more wear on the Deflector Brake in 6.5 Grendel than on my other 5.56 rifles. This video shows why. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Going to even more extremes in search of accuracy with an inexpensive barrel - Reveiver Lapping, Bedding, New scales put to use, and Power Pro Varmint!
Testing of an inexpensive weight set and the Maxus Dante 50g scale. Great results in initial testing!
The Brifit 50g scale doesn't disappoint in early testing!
More details on installing magnets on the small case and large/magnum case wheels on the Annealeez 2.0
Repeating previous 130gr ELD bullet loads using AA2520 and Shooters World Match Rifle on a somewhat more stable platform at the “Covid-19 Range”. Also initial load development using RL15. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Simple initial tests of a new scale prove to be concerning....
Annealing 6.5 Grendel Brass with the Annealeez 2.0 and small case wheels
Now loading 130gr Hornady ELD bullets in AA2520 and Shooter's World Match Rifle. These two powders do in fact seem to be interchangeable! Shooting done at the "Covid-19" Range :)
Striking back at Covid-19…built my own range!…Less than stable bench though 🙁 Loading, range time, and results using 140gr Barnes, AA2520, Shooter’s World Match Rifle in the 6.5mm Grendel Build. Range time with our Labradar and the build using a BCA barrel, Larue MBT trigger, B. King’s Firearms Upper and Lower, Deflector Brake, Vortex Strike […]
6.5 Grendel, from rifle completion, to reloading, to first range results using 8208 XBR and H335 with Barnes 140gr Match bullets - completed just before the Indiana Covid-19 Stay at Home Order :(
Coating is complete but not without an issue. Desert camo with snake skin coating finally comes out good. Rifle is finally assembled. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Part 4 of the 6.5 Grendel Build and Development Base coating with Brownells Aluma-Hyde II and next steps Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Resolution of the non-staked Faxon BCG issue, Fail Zero BCG review, and the rest of the main parts for the 6.5 Grendel Build Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Review of other parts for the 6.5 Grendel Build, reloading, and accuracy optimization. Semi-Budget build using a BCA 20 inch heavy profile barrel, B. King’s Firearms Raw Upper/lower Receivers, Larue MBT trigger, Vortex Strike Eagle 6-24×50 Scope, Magpul Stock, etc. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Initial review of the components for a new 6.5 Grendel AR-15 build. This one starts with the BCG from Faxon….a slow start for sure, I expect good customer service but we will see. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Counter modification for the Dillon 550b, 550c, 650, 750, …and probably other progressive presses from Hornady, Lee, etc. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Testing Tempilaq 650F using torch type annealing machines – burning, conduction, and accurate reading of the result. Hazzbro’s HideReloader, shooter, flintlock builder
Lessons learned from Annealing and the L.E. Wilson case trimmer