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Introduction & Other Incoherent Rambling

Dear Reloader’s Network, Hello, and welcome to my first attempt at an article ever. My name is Norton’s Ammo Bench, and I thought that the best way to get me feet wet in this new arena was for me to introduce myself and give you an idea of what I’m about. My future posts will be […]
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The T/C Compass is Back!!!

My journey to obtain a 308 has been a long difficult road.  Back in the fall, I stumbled across Ocean374‘s deal on a Thompson Center Compass from Kentucky Gun Company.  They had a smoking deal, along with a factory rebate, making this rifle $225 in my hands.  I picked up a SWFA fixed 20 power […]

IMR 4198 in a .308 Winchester Bolt Gun

Hello to The Reloaders Network! BigE here! I thought I would try something different in my 308 target rifle. It started as a Savage 11VT that was found to be a little unsafe with the original barrel (short throat with rifling at 0.307″ would pop primers on factory loads occasionally and was almost always a […]
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This Compass Will Shoot!!!

I have had a blast this past week with my Compass.  This rifle is really impressing me.  However it is a challenging rifle, and I like that.  Two issues that I have dealt with are barrel harmonics and barrel heat.  I have found during load development, a good group is almost always followed by a […]
My First Rifle and the Start of a Long-Range Journey (TRN Exclusive)
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My First Rifle and the Start of a Long-Range Journey (TRN Exclusive)

I'm 19 years old and I have very little experience with rifles, or even hand guns at this point. I am aware of the idea of long-range shooting but truly don't know much beyond you shoot at a target that is far away. I am unfamiliar with cartridges, bullet weights and even brands of rifles. I was watching Public Enemies and see Melvin Pervice run the bolt on a Mauser 98 and think to myself, I want a bolt-action rifle. But what brand should I buy?
Ruger Predator .308 First Shots
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Ruger Predator .308 First Shots

The Dirty Predator .308 RAP First Shots ChicowizeI’m a Rookie Reloader. I started in July 2018 with my first press being a Dillon XL650 and recently I’ve joined the community of casting my own projectiles and loving it as much as reloading. I am part of Georgia Shooting Connection Live Stream that airs every Friday at […]
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Why a bolt action AR-10?

Hey guys, I would like to start my contributions to The Reloaders Network by answering the common questions I get asked regarding the Uintah Precision UPR-10. It is a bolt action AR-10 upper, mine is chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor. The questions I am most often asked are; Why a bolt action AR-10? Why are they so expensive? Why would I buy this when I can buy a Ruger Precision rifle for the same price?
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More Testing with Reloder 15 in 308

Today’s post continues off the last one.  Click this link to see it.  308 T/C Compass 168g Hornady Match with IMR4895 and Reloder 15.  I determined in the last post the charge of 43.3g of RL-15 was the one I wanted to explore a little more.  This group produced a .774″ group at 100 yards […]
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Are there any old IHMSA shooters out there?

If you have ever shot IHMSA (International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association) you might get a kick out of this video. It gives a pretty good depiction of the difference between a rookie and a veteran trying to shoot 500 yards from a body supported shooting position with a scoped pistol. Feel free to laugh we […]
Savage 110 Tactical Un Boxing
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Savage 110 Tactical Un Boxing

Savage 110 Tactical rifle, 24 inch barrel, 308 Winchester, unboxing. Purchased new in 2019 and filmed as it was opened up. Original music in the video written, played and recorded by John. All rights to the music belong to me. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a […]