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do you spin your bullets for your M1A?

Discussion in 'M14/M1A' started by bobski, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. just curious if you spin them for seat deviation.
    I do.
  2. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Are you asking about rolling the loaded cartridges after you put them together?

  3. Perhaps he means checking for bullet run out on a dial indicator...
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  4. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  5. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    naw, I just load em and shoot em. I'm not a target shooter.:D
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    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Cartridge concentricity ?
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  7. check em after loaded. run out.
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  8. btw....k7, where in litchfield cty are you? I shoot Torrington f&g.
  9. 870shooter1

    870shooter1 G&G Evangelist

    Never found a semi auto accurate enough to warrant the time.
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  10. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I don't get it. Spin the bullets like spin the bottle?
  11. 870shooter1

    870shooter1 G&G Evangelist

    Papa, he's talking about checking the wobble sometimes left after seatu g the projectile in the case.

    Not all die seat seat the bullet straight.

    Many of the points are off center being Being seated crookedly.
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  12. we use to for the 300 and 600yd matches.
    anything goes on 200 or less.
  13. 870shooter1

    870shooter1 G&G Evangelist

    Thw only reason i have found for this practice is when shooting a bench rest quality rifle.

    In the numerous service rifles I've competition, it was way too much trouble.

    This included silhouette rifle and handgun, at.500 meters, as well as my sight, any gun rifle shoots at 1000.

    The Palma shooters didn't worry about it because, though the rifles were tuned, they have to shoot factory ammo, supplied by the host nation.

    Having shot at several ranges, over really long ranges, Adair in Yuma, 29 stumps, Whittington, and Ben Avery, many of the fine tuning stuff done to ammo, was time better spent learning to dope the wind.
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  14. spinning meant a win or loss at 600 for us. being the winner was determined by x count....stats showed, teammates that spun, won. those that didn't, didnt.
    of course all ours were m21 grade or better with douglas 4 groove bbls. this was of course iron sight matches with equal dope knowledge.

    most owners in CIVLANTFLT most likely don't shoot past 100yds anyway, and its most likely RF to make I can understand not needing to. just thought id share some past life experience with the world.
  15. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Come on up to my place and shoot my AR10. It might change your mind!:D

    To answer the OP question, NO, I do not check runout. My loads shoot sub 1MOA, which is as good as I can shoot with even my best bolt action rifles. My eyes are no longer as good as they were when I flew jets.:)
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  16. 870shooter1

    870shooter1 G&G Evangelist

    Amigo, I'd love to come up and visit! Alas, my glory days are long gone with the wind!

    I am unable to take recoil of any sort because of the bloody tumor. My eyes aren't what they once were, but it's all good.

    I can still ride the bike, Chase the wind and sunset, and enjoy BBQ!

    I actually would like to make a tour of the 4 corners if the country, and visit lots of friends across the USA! You can be sure, when this happens, I'd like to book some time with you and yours!
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