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  • Welcome to our 2015-B Reloading and Shooting Catalog! In our last catalog, we broke with tradition and used this space to put the spotlight on Team Sinclair, the champion F-T/R team weve sponsored for many years. This time we have bios of each team member, so you can get to know a little about these remarkable folks - see page 176. Here, we'd like to share more tips for F-Class success from the guys who know. We interviewed these gentlemen and received a wealth of knowledge. Here some highlights; look for more spread throughout this catalog and in future catalogs. Load development - After studying reloading manuals first, I start low and work my way up through the range of powder charges until I hit the most accurate load. I only use Lapua Match Brass, Hogdon Powder and Match Primers. I usually shoot 5-shot groups at 500 yards in calm conditions to test for accuracy. I want to be sure everything is consistently shooting well before I travel to a big match. I leave my barrel fouled and do not clean it before a big match. I usually have no problem shooting 200 rounds before I clean my barrel. -Paul Phillips Practice routine - Accurately reading wind conditions is always a big challenge for me - keeping the shot centered after a significant wind pickup or change in direction. I try several different new loads or re-test old ones to see if they're still consistently good. I like to practice wind reading at local matches rather than shooting alone. Small matches are great for testing and because there's less pressure, but they're still good preparation for big events like the U.S. Nationals. - Brad Sauve Favorite reloading tool - The Sinclair Premium Neck Turning

    Tool (page 17). I use Sinclair expander mandrels Sinclair for siz-ing the brass in preparation for turning. Correct and repeatable neck tension begins with turning necks to a uniform thickness. Sinclair also has mandrels to size the necks after neck turning that accurately size the necks for a specific neck tension. - Dan Pohlabel How often do you practice? - At least once a week. If I'm close to finding a load, I may try to go out more until I exhaust that load as an option, maybe up to 3 times in a week. Fortunately, winters are mild in New Mexico, where I live, and it allows me to shoot year round. I shoot more when it's colder. Summer sun here cre-ates mirage that makes it too hard to see the target! - Derek Rodgers Nugget of advice for the beginner - You are the biggest variable in your performance. Don't reinvent the wheel. It really isnt hard to find a load that is good enough to win. You can tweak it to reduce your groups by ", sure, but the shooter who spends that same time developing wind reading skills and perfecting position is going to beat you every time. Your rifle, your scope, and your ammo have to be consistent and reliable. But most importantly, you have to be consistent. - Ray Gross How to get started in F-T/R - Find a someone currently shoot-ing F-T/R and ask him/her to be your mentor. That person can help you know what to expect before you shoot and set realistic expectations. Show up at your first match with equipment that will allow you to make hits. If a shooter shows up with a 24" barrel fac-tory rifle and a 1" scope for a 1,000-yard match, they will not make hits, get discouraged, and probably will not return. We don't want that - F-Class competition is too much fun! - Jeff Rorer

    Tips from champions

    What is F-class? F-class is a form of long-range rifle competition devised by Canadian shooter George Farquharson. In Open F-Class, the competitor may shoot any caliber and use any type of rest. F-Class Target Rifle (F-T/R) is limited to .223 and .308, and the shooter must use a bipod for a rest.

    If you would like to learn more about competitive shooting and how to get started,

    visit www.competitions.nra.org

    Look for the icon to find products used and

    recommended by Team Sinclair

    Team Sinclair, left to right: Dan Pohlabel, Brad Sauve, Paul Phillips, Ray Gross (Coach), Derek Rodgers, and Jeff Rorer (Captain)

  • Reloading Equipment

    www.sinclairintl.com 1

    Table of Contents

    Books, DVDs & SoftwareLogbooks 258-259Reloading Manuals 262-263Books, DVDs & Software 260-262

    Reloading Equipment

    50 BMG Products 79Bullet Casting Equipment 89-92Bullet Comparators 27-28Bullet Pullers & Stuck Case Removers 20-21Bullet Seating Depth Tools 25-26Calipers, Micrometers, Indicators 31-33Case Mouth Deburring 16Case Neck Measuring Tools 30-31Case Sizing Products 71-72Case Trimming 9-15Case Tumblers, Cleaning 73-78Concentricity Gauges 29Flash Hole Tools 2Headspace Tools 34-35Loading Blocks 80Loading Dies 36-57Meplat Uniforming 6Neck Turning 17-20Powder Measures & Accessories 81-85Power Case Prep Units 6-8Powder Scales & Dispensers 86-88Primer Pocket Tools 3-5Priming Tools 23-24Reloading Kits 64-66Metallic Reloading Presses 59-63Misc Reloading Equipment 69-70Shotshell Reloading Presses 66-68Shell Holders 22

    Components & Ammunition

    Brass Cases 118-120Bullets 100-116Ammunition 121-123Powder 93-99Primers 116-117Rimfire Accessories 124Shotshell Ammunition See Website

    Cleaning & ChemicalsAction Cleaning Tools 152AR Cleaning 158 Cleaning Brushes & Mops 141Cleaning Cradles 153-155Cleaning Rod Guides 138-140Cleaning Rods & Accessories 132-137Cleaning Solvents & Lubricants 142-147Misc Cleaning & Chemicals 148-151Shotgun Maintenance 156-157

    Rests, Bipods & BagsBenchrest Accessories 173-175Bipods & Monopods 170-173Shooting Bags 164-169Shooting Rests & Accessories 159-163

    Gun Parts, Tools & AccessoriesAR-15 Parts & Accessories 248-253 Bolt, Ejector & Firing Pin Tools 240Bench Blocks & Punch Sets 250Magazines 246-247Screwdrivers, Wrenches & Tools 241-245Stocks, Barrels & Accessories 238-239Triggers & Accessories 254-257

    Shooting AccessoriesAmmo/Storage Boxes 127-131Borescopes 229Chronographs 230Dry Firing Devices 221Gun Cases 231-233Hearing & Eye Protection 222-226Misc Shooting Accessories 236Range Gear 218-219Shooting Mats & Caps 218Slings, Swivels & Handstops 219-220Targets 234-237Wind Meters 227-228

    OpticsBinoculars 200-201Optic Mounting Tools 215-216Optics Accessories 211-215Rangefinders 199-200Red Dot Sights 195-196Rifle/Handgun Scopes 177-195Rings/Mounts & Bases 202-210Sights 217Spotting Scopes 197-199

    Company Information 125Order Form 126

    Information

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    Flash Hole Deburring

    About Flash Hole DeburringFlash hole deburring is one of the most important case preparation steps a handloader performs. When most cases are manufactured, a burr is left inside the flash hole, sometimes incredibly large burrs. These burrs can cause erratic powder ignition and create velocity