ARP 094 - Another Look at Reloading for Your MSR


Welcome to Episode #094 of the AR15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today are my Co-hosts Anthony Hardy and J.W. Ramp.  This is the podcast about your favorite black rifle!  This show is for you; whether you're building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years. There is something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level.  

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Main Topic:  A Look at Reloading for Your MSR

  1. Reloading Basics:
  • Case Prep
    • Cleaning
    • Deburring the Flash hole
    • Military Primer Pocket Crimps
    • Case Length Trimming
    • Choosing the Powder
      • Compressed Loads
      • Suitability
      • Velocity in relation to chamber pressure
      • Bullet Selection
        • Weight
        • Shape
        • Jacket (FMJ, OTM, BTHP, etc…)
        • Primer Selection
          • Military Grade
          • Does brand matter?
          • Cartridge Assembly
            • Press Setup
            • Crimping
  1. Considerations specific to the MSR:
  • Chamber: .223 vs 5.56
  • Bullet weight as it relates to twist rate
  • OAL and magazine fed rifles
  1. Load Development
  • Published Load Data vs. Shared (unverified) Load Data
  • Methodology
  • Testing
  1. Single Stage vs Progressive


Ole P.:  Hey guys, Just listened to episode 86 about accurizing you AR I have been thinking about putting a 6.5 creedmoor upper together for use on my AR-10 for maybe some F class and other longer range shooting. My question is what your thoughts are on Christenson or proof research carbon fiber wrapped barrels since both companies claim better heat dissipation than steel barrels I like your opinions on them and if one is better than another and if they don't come with a fitted bolt can a guy get a bolt fitted later. Thanks guys.

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