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Old 02-01-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Alloy Loading Blocks

Just what every Kimber rifle shooter "needs"......custom alloy loading blocks!

I was in the Nosler pro shop today cruising about good things, and noticed an interesting addition; anodized alloy loading blocks.

Not that I needed any more loading blocks, still having a set of wooden ones acquired circa 1970, and other more recent alloy versions too, but 'hey', these were too cool to not bring home to dress up my loading bench a tad.



A few recently loaded 20VT's loaded with 32gr Varmageddon's over RL-7 for contrast. They'll get put to use very, very soon......
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Those are sweet

Advantage of a milling machine and Aluminum plate stock. I made a set for each caliber I reload along with a custom Aluminum Powder funnel and Stainless Steel multi Gage for Calibers.
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make sure they are not to tight in the holes..just a little powder spill will lock them in.....
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I must admit pretty sweet. I will have to stick with my wood and plastic for now. do have a birthday in April not sayin, just sayin.
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Originally Posted by Shootinit View Post
make sure they are not to tight in the holes..just a little powder spill will lock them in.....
Right you are.

The holes in the Nosler blocks for the 223/.373" bolt face run .390", so just about right. I have another set of alloy blocks from another maker that has holes so tight that a slightly expanded case head will not enter. Spill a grain of powder in there, and like you said, it's 'locked in'.

It's almost time to warm up all the barrels on my varmint rifles again, so hopefully the new loading blocks will see some use very soon with my favorite pastime of playing with "Skippy the Flying Squirrel".



That's a pic of my "springtime office".
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That is a sweet looking set-up right there!
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Here is my Varmit Rifle

It normally sports my leupold 4.5 X 14 X 40, I have it mounted on my bull barreled 22" AR. I like to get one more High powered scope. I do not like swapping scopes between rifles much. That bipod is just propped under the rifle not installed just there for the picture.

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That is a sweet looking set-up right there!
Thanks, it's the result of 40 years of ground squirrel sniping and precision small caliber rifles. Gotta love the No.1! I've got a No.1V in 223 with Canjar single set trigger, Leupold 6.5-20X LR. They all seem to have very nice wood, yours included.

The bench and subsequent patent was my business for a decade starting in the late 90's. It was and still is sold under the "BR Pivot" name, but now by others and not myself. Fully adjustable, rotates 360*, all alloy construction, 50 lb. total weight including the oak bench top. It was 100% American made by American shooters.



It also sets up nicely in the back of a pickup, but is really sweet when elevated even higher on something like a flatbed. You can't see it, but in that pic, I'm wearing my Kimber CDP with the Rimfire conversion IWB.....just in case of a charge.



A day in the field for prairie dogs or ground squirrels with a very accurate rifle, shoot all day in complete comfort. About the most fun you can have with a rifle.
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I hope to get some coyote hunting in when I get to Utah they pay U a bounty for the yotes. Also hope to do some Dear or Elk hunting.
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I hope to get some coyote hunting in when I get to Utah they pay U a bounty for the yotes. Also hope to do some Dear or Elk hunting.
Those are the exact reasons I live here. Do you have a move planned soon?
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