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This is a great thread! How Temperature sensitive is RL16. I’m thinking about it for a couple of calibers.
I have found Rl16 to be temp stable from 22 degrees to 104 degrees in my 6.5 Creedmoor. I did get the carbon ring, so I started cleaning more often and paying attention to the throat. A little CLR takes care of it the fastest.
 

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How many rounds roughly before you start to see the carbon ring building up? This will be the first time ive used RL16.
I think it depends on a lot. I would clean every 200-300 rounds. More often if using a suppressor.

On another note I ordered 300 pieces of Alpha brass and a set of Redding dies today. Pretty excited for my build to get done!
 
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i just went 5-600 but with H4350. only cleaned it for a 2 day match. didnt wanna get into the 800s mid match
 

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These are the hornady dies. My redding dies didn't have the micrometer seater but I found the sizing was inconsistent, particularly with the necks. I may just have a shit set though.

Hornady 7mm SAW MG Dies .jpg
 

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I'm using a COAX press , that's why I posed the question about 7/08 seating dies as the Hornady seater will not work with the yoke on my COAX , Redding makes a micrometer seater and I have them for a couple other cartridges but I find the Forester is much more repeatable and user friendly!. What are the opinions on the Whidden Dies in a COAX press?
 

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I'm using a COAX press , that's why I posed the question about 7/08 seating dies as the Hornady seater will not work with the yoke on my COAX , Redding makes a micrometer seater and I have them for a couple other cartridges but I find the Forester is much more repeatable and user friendly!. What are the opinions on the Whidden Dies in a COAX press?
Whidden in coax here. Just switched to coax recently dont actually know that I've seated any 7SAW yet
 

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I'm using a COAX press , that's why I posed the question about 7/08 seating dies as the Hornady seater will not work with the yoke on my COAX , Redding makes a micrometer seater and I have them for a couple other cartridges but I find the Forester is much more repeatable and user friendly!. What are the opinions on the Whidden Dies in a COAX press?
Hey mate,
What won't work exactly. Mine works? 7mmSaw Hornady Seater. I'm guessing older Coax presses have a smaller yoke or something do they?20190827_183538.jpg
 
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I think it depends on a lot. I would clean every 200-300 rounds. More often if using a suppressor.

On another note I ordered 300 pieces of Alpha brass and a set of Redding dies today. Pretty excited for my build to get done!
Would have loved to use Alpha brass. The cost to get here in Australia was just way to much to justify compared to Lapua. Even through the Alpha Dealer here.
 

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Clayton ( WTO) has my FN PBR reciever and A3G stock and hopefully soon my Bart Marksmen contour barrel , definately going with the Alpha brass but still cannot decide on dies for my COAX. If the Forester 7/08 micrometer seater will work that would be ideal!, I'll ask Clayton when all the parts are aquired and work needed is explained to me , I would like the SAW II variant !
Bartlein said August delivery and I've been so busy at work I've yet to inquire.
 

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mustang, the brass looks nice, can you post some pics of the Redding Dies please!. I spoke to Clayton yesterday to let him know my Bartlein should ship next week and got a nice estimate for his brake and barrel install along with some reciever mods for the SAWII chambering. Clayton said all dies offered are very consistent with no noticeable run-out, only slight variences between them for case sizing dimensions. I'm leaning towards the Reddings since the VLD stem is included . When the rifle is completed I plan on the Berger 175 Hunter Elites as my first choice.
 
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I have been sitting on a complete rifle in 7 saw for months with no time to even fire it
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2 28" hv varmint barrels
1000 180hybrids
500 sorted alpha brass
Dies

Where would I go to sell it for say 90% cost?
 

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I have been sitting on a complete rifle in 7 saw for months with no time to even fire it
737 r
ACC
2 28" hv varmint barrels
1000 180hybrids
500 sorted alpha brass
Dies

Where would I go to sell it for say 90% cost?
Damn.
 

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Has anyone tried 150gr projectiles out of a short (16-20" barrel) using the 7mm SAW?