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Lake City 762 Creedmoor Conversion

I've been wanting to try this Creedmoor conversion for quite some time. Converting a common MILSPEC Lake City 762 cartridge to a less common 6.5mm Creedmoor. With the right tools and a little patience the 6.5mm Creedmoor conversion is quite easy. I dusted off my Redding T-7 and installed a 7mm-08 Rem trim die, a 6.5mm Creedmoor trim die with attached Dillon RT1500 trimmer, and a Redding 6.5mm Creedmoor FL Resizing die.

Initially I was unsure if I would need the 7mm-08 Rem die to step the brass down in preparation to set the shoulder of the Creedmoor cartridge. Ultimately it is not needed, but does make the process a bit easier, especially if your bench is not sturdy, or your press is not securely fastened to the bench....or if you're not physically able to apply the required amount of pressure to go from a .308 Win to a 6.5 CM in one pass.

Before I go into the steps. All of the brass used was true once fired, MILSPEC, Lake City headstamp, 7.62x51, and I did not anneal the brass beforehand. After doing these conversions I did a few more using some of our annealed Lake City 308 brass. Working with our ready to load brass was far easier as the body of the case had already been resized and the neck and shoulder area was softer due to annealing.

Step by Step

  • Step 1

    Lubricate. There's an increased chance for a stuck case if the proper amount of lube is not applied, or if your reloading setup isn't sturdy enough to support you applying additional force to set the shoulder. It's important to chose a die with the lube relief port, as without it, lube dents are going to be more prevalent.

  • Step 2

    .308 to 7mm-08. Run the case up into the 7mm-08 Rem trim die. If you don't have the trim die, you can use either Full Length or Body die with the expander removed. Leaving the expander installed serves no purpose at this point.

  • Step 3

    7mm-08 to 6.5 CM. Run the case up into the 6.5 CM trim die. This sets the shoulder of the 6.5 and trims the estimated 0.1" or more of excess. Assuming your trimmer and die were set correctly, you'll end up with a 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge with the proper headspace and trim length. Either way, we'll be giving it one more pass in a 6.5mm FL resize die before we're finished.

  • Step 4

    Neck Turning. The goal with neck turning is to reduce the neck wall thickness. The military 762 brass is far too thick, and the brass is not likley to chamber as is. The added bonus of this step, is your necks will be far more concentric than before. None of our reloading manuals specified a neck wall thickness, so we measured a factory new Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. Essentially this equated in having to turn the neck so there were no portion of the neck left unturned.

  • Step 5

    Final Resizing. Using a a FL Resizing die, I gave the brass one last resize to ensure the expander ball had a chance to set the I.D. of the neck. Going back to Step 3, we used a body only / trim die which only resized the O.D. After turning the necks, we need to reset these O.D. and I.D measurements.

  • Step 6

    Anneal. It's always a good idea to anneal your brass. If done properly it will extend the life (your investment) of your brass and keep neck tension consistent, which I believe is important when the goal is putting 5 bullets in one hole.

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PayPal accepted?

As of 18 October, we no longer accept PayPal as a form of Payment.  This action is a result of Paypal's refusal to process our payments because of their 'Brand Risk' Department who sent us the following message.  As a result, we will be navigating away from PayPal.  We still accept all major credit cards, and we'll continue to seek PayPal alternatives which offer our customers secure transactions and ease of use. Dear Xxxx Xxxxxxxxx, We have recently reviewed your PayPal account activity and determined that you are in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy regarding your sales or offers on https://www.armorally.com. Please refer to transaction/s: xxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxx As a result, your account has been limited temporarily. To help us resolve this, you will need to: - Remove those items from https://www.armorally.com that violate PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. Example/s: Ammunition, Upper Receivers. - Submit the online Acceptable Use Policy affidavit. Here's how: Log in to your PayPal account and go to our Resolution Center. Click "Resolve" under "Acceptable Use Policy." Please read the content of the PayPal User Agreement and type "I agree" and/or click "Agree." Instead of having to remove certain items or PayPal altogether, you may choose the following alternative/s: - Split your payments on https://www.armorally.com. This means that you will need to remove or deactivate PayPal as a payment option for the violating items outlined above. In this case, PayPal would only be permitted as a payment option on those items that are in compliance with our Acceptable Use Policy. The PayPal User Agreement, which you read and accepted when you created your account, states that PayPal, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to limit an account for any violation of the PayPal User Agreement, including the Acceptable Use Policy. Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal at its discretion, may not be used to send or receive payments for firearms or weapons, which include but are not limited to: Firearms - Includes all rifles, shotguns, and handguns, whether they are intended for use in sporting, as collectibles, or as curio and relic firearms. These items are prohibited regardless of their present working order. Firearm parts - Includes, but is not limited to, receivers and frames, silencers, kits designed to convert a firearm to automatic firing capability, a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds, multi-burst trigger activators and camouflaging firearm containers. Ammunition - Includes ammunition with propellant, such as gunpowder or blank ammunition. Ammunition is defined as ammunition or cartridge cases, primers, bullets, or propellant powder designed for any firearm. PayPal allows transactions for paintball guns, blank guns, and air-soft guns as permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction. These items must display all markings required by law, must not be convertible to shoot a lethal projectile, and must not include blank ammunition. You can view the complete PayPal Acceptable Use Policy by clicking the "Legal" link at the bottom of any PayPal page and clicking "PayPal Acceptable Use Policy". You can also find some more information on the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy on our Help Center. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive review or list of your website/s and auction/s. Furthermore, the violations of the Policy described above are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. The user is responsible for ensuring all transactions comply with the Acceptable Use Policy. For more information about the status of your account and for instructions on how to restore full use of your account, please log in to your PayPal account and select the "Resolution Center" link. On the next page select the "Resolve" button/s located under the Action column, in the Steps to Provide More Information section and follow the applicable instructions. We encourage you to login and resolve this as soon as possible. Should access to your account remain limited for an extended period of time, it may result in a permanent limitation. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the PayPal Brand Risk Management Department at aup@paypal.com. Sincerely, Jill PayPal, Brand Risk Management
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What type of barrel should I choose?

Choosing the right AR Barrel

What type of barrel should I choose? This is understandably one of the most common questions we receive.  When it comes to choosing a barrel for your AR-15, Ballistic Advantage is one of the best barrel options.  Accuracy guarantee, fit, function and price, are all right where they should be.  We understand choosing just the right barrel for your build can easily become overwhelming.  However, we think this will help you narrow down to a barrel which will fit your needs.

Material - Chrome Moly or Stainless Steel

Each material is has has different chemical elements which affect barrel life, accuracy and cost.

4150 Chrome Moly -

Steel is alloyed with other metals like Nickel and Chrome as well as other non-metals such as Carbon, Sulfur and Silicon. Each element changes the properties of the mix in order to gain desired characteristic like machinability, corrosion resistance or strength. A major factor in metal hardness is its percentage by weight of Carbon. Metal has a crystalline structure and the small Carbon atoms find their way in-between the iron atoms when alloys are heated, strengthening the crystalline structure. By quickly cooling the heated metal the Carbon atoms are frozen in place resulting in a much stronger and harder metal. As the name implies Chrome Moly steel has chrome as part of its alloy; about 1%. This is not enough to inhibit rust but it does increase the tensile strength combined with Carbon to around 100,000 psi and increases the yield strength in the range of 75,000 psi after proper heat treating.

416R Stainless Steel -

Stainless Steel is designed for corrosion resistance. With a much higher content of Chrome than regular steels. This Chromium forms a passive film of Chromium Oxide about the outer surface which prevents corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion at the surface and preventing its spread into the internal structure of the metal. 416 Stainless has the ability to be heat treated due to its 1.5% by weight composition of Carbon, even more than Chrome Moly steel but its 13% Chrome composition is plenty high enough to deter any type of corrosion. So, let’s now look at its strengths. Tensile strength of 416 Stainless falls into the 75,000 psi range and its yield a low 40,000 psi. Stainless Steel with its additives gains a characteristic machinability factor that greatly improves surface finish. This will be the foundation of your barrel decision after reading this entire article.

How to choose..

When deciding on a Ballistic Advantage barrel, corrosion should not be a factor, even if you live in a humid or salty environment due to the fact that all of our Chrome Moly Steel rifle barrels are coated with high quality QPQ Melonite. Many tests regarding the longevity of Alloy steel barrels versus Stainless barrels indicate CMV barrels outlast Stainless, albeit by a narrow margin.

Why would I choose an expensive Stainless barrel over a CMV?

It all depends on what type of shooting you are doing. The machinability of Stainless Steel is much greater than that of Chrome Moly Steel.  Due to this fact the surface finishes will be much smoother and this is most important in the throat of the bore.  The throat is where fouling begins and the spread of impurities throughout the barrel. So, Stainless Steel fouls less and is easier to clean. This is why I should spend the extra money? No, due to less fouling and better finishes the Stainless barrel is up to 30% more accurate than a CMV barrel.  The exception to this with continuous firing and heating up of the barrel.  Due to the low yield strength as stated above Stainless Steel has a much smaller effective temperature range of use. Whether it be extreme cold or high heat. Well, guess where that leaves us. A few accurate shots very precisely placed at a reasonably controlled temperature? Competitive shooting. Stainless Steel is the hands down winner for accuracy and repeatability at a competitive shoot. Ballistic Advantage significantly increased the accuracy of Chrome Moly barrels through the latest manufacturing techniques and optimum process control.  A Chrome Moly barrel with an effective corrosion resistant coating is your best choice barrel unless you are a competitive shooter. Shop AR barrels here: AR 15 Barrels & AR 10 Barrels How to break in your new AR Barrel.  
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Lower Shipping Rates – AR15 Upper Receivers

Lower Shipping Rates - AR15 Upper Receivers

We're proud to announce a 35% reduction in shipping costs for our AR15 Upper Receivers.  We here at Arm or Ally are constantly seeking more efficient and effective ways to deliver your parts and components at the most competitive rates in the industry.

Insured.  Competitive.  Transparent

Unless USPS raises rates, the costs are estimated as follows: 1 Receiver:  $5.95 / ea 2 Receivers:  $4.50 / ea 5 Receivers:  $3.00 / ea 7 Receivers:  $2.85 / ea
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Leupold Blowout!

Here is a great opportunity to score a Leupold Optic at a fantastic price.  This is a one time offering, made available at a first come first serve basis.  Quantities are extremely limited, and in many cases, only 1 may be available.  If you see something you like, send us an email right away.  See below for rules and instructions for how to place your order.
  • Brand New / Sealed Factory Packaging
  • $15.95 Flat Shipping, any quantity via UPS.
  • First Come, First Serve.
  • Full Factory Warranty included.  Returns to us are subject to a 20% restocking fee.
  • Limited Quantities.
  • Must ship to billing address only.
Note:  If you have questions, please use Google and search using the product numbers below.  The part numbers will identify the reticle and all information you desire to know about the optic.  Emails with questions will be deleted without response.  We are anticipating a high volume of interest in many of these optics. To Place Your Order...
  • Email Jeff@armorally.com.  Include your Full Name, E-Mail, Billing Address, and the Factory # of the optic(s) you want to order.
  • If still available, you will receive an invoice requesting payment to the email address given.  We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.  No phone orders are allowed.
  • Payment must be received within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled and given to the next customer in line.
  DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE FACTORY STOCK NUMBER LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM 35MM M5B2 M 1 $4,260.01 115480 LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $4,260.01 170813 LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $4,260.01 170814 LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $4,260.01 115062 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $4,133.46 116448 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $4,008.17 115294 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $4,008.17 170313 LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $3,884.13 170812 LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $3,506.99 112564 LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $3,506.99 116670 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (34MM) 1 $2,898.05 111855 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,880.52 119214 LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $2,817.87 110121 LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $2,817.87 114921 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 3 $2,441.99 116777 LEUPOLD MARK 3 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,441.99 119213 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,441.99 115087 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 4 $2,379.34 115292 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM 34MM M5C2 MAT 1 $2,316.69 117876 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,316.69 170312 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,316.69 120721 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (34MM) 1 $2,185.14 67810 LEUPOLD MARK 4 20-60X80MM BLACK MIL DO 1 $2,185.14 110825 LEUPOLD MARK 4 20-60X80MM BLACK TMR 1 $2,185.14 110826 LEUPOLD MARK 6 1-6X20M (34MM) M6C1 MAT 7 $2,003.46 115044 LEUPOLD MARK 6 1-6X20MM (34MM) M6C1 MA 7 $2,003.46 115045 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,003.46 170826 LEUPOLD MARK 6 1-6X20MM (34MM) M6C1 MA 1 $2,003.46 114337 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,003.46 115946 LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,003.46 115943 LEUPOLD VX-6 7-42X56 TMOA PLUS 1 $1,841.83 118504 GR 20-60X80MM KIT SHADOW GRAY 1 $1,841.83 120533 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 3 $1,802.98 110079 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,802.98 63050 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,802.98 63055 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,802.98 110083 LEUPOLD GR 20-60X80MM SHADOW GRAY 1 $1,666.41 120376 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 120627 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 64665 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 110082 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 110076 LEUPOLD MARK 4 12-40X60MM BLACK TMR 5 $1,568.69 60040 LEUPOLD MARK 4 12-40X60MM BLACK MIL DO 1 $1,568.69 53756 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,518.57 67980 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 120625 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 65495 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 110081 LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 110075 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 67985 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 16X40MM (30MM) M1 1 $1,473.01 50541 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 10X40MM (30MM) M3 1 $1,424.60 47638 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 3 $1,423.35 67970 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 67940 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 110080 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 110074 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 67975 LEUPOLD VX-6 4-24X52MM (34MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,403.30 115011 LEUPOLD VX-6 4-24X52 (34MM) SIDE FOCUS 1 $1,403.30 115012 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,329.38 54690 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,329.38 60070 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,315.59 120162 LEUPOLD GR 12-40X60MM HD KIT SHADOW GR 1 $1,315.59 120559 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,315.59 120599 LEUPOLD MARK 4 MR/T 1.5-5X20MM (30MM) 1 $1,310.57 113594 LEUPOLD MARK 4 HAMR 4X24MM (INCL. FLAT 1 $1,284.27 110995 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,281.76 67950 LEUPOLD GR 12-40X60MM HD KIT BROWN 1 $1,272.48 61070 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,235.41 54680 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,235.41 60080 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,235.41 120626 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,235.41 67930 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,235.41 67935 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X44MM (30MM) SF CDS M 6 $1,227.88 115004 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 170792 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X44MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 120161 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 120174 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X44MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 120597 LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SF CDS M 1 $1,227.88 115007 LEUPOLD MARK 4 CQ/T 1-3X14MM (INCL. CA 1 $1,186.53 67675 LEUPOLD MARK 4 MR/T 2.5-8X36MM (30MM) 1 $1,186.53 112633 LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,177.77 67965
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Package Deal – $50 OFF – AR15 Upper Receiver, BCG, and Stock

Package Deal

We've just put together our first package deal, where you can save $50 OFF our already low pricing  Purchase an Aero Precision AR15 Assembled Upper Receiver ($76.95), plus an Aero Precision Bolt Carrier Group, plus a LUTH-AR MBA3 Fully adjustable stock, and receive $50 OFF.  No coupons are necessary.  Simply place all three items in your cart and the discount will be applied.  Good while supplies last.  Don't miss out! We are still offering free shipping on all of our Ballistic Advantage barrels.  Sub MOA guarantee - direct from the manufacturer.    
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New Website!

After many hours, our new website is live.   We hope you find it easier to navigate, a better organized catalog and more enjoyable shopping experience.  In addition to these upgrades, we have bolstered our security with the help of SiteLock, TLS/SSL certificates, and some behind the scenes analytical tools. We hope you enjoy the new site, and should you come across any errors or bugs during your browsing, I invite you to email me directly at jeff@armorally.com. Happy Reloading!
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Happy Holidays from the U.S. Postal Service

Black Friday kicked off the 2015 holiday shopping season and as such, the U.S. Postal Service is doing whatever it can to keep from falling behind.  For the next month and a half, the chances of your package being delayed, or lost is far greater than any other time of the year.  However, there are ways to help keep your package on track, and avoid the stress involved with not receiving your reloading supplies on time.  Address!  The USPS must deliver to your address in order for us to get the goods to you.  Monitor your tracking numbers; if you have not received your pacakge within 4 days of receiving a shipping notification, immediately get on the phone with the USPS at 1-800-ASK-USPS and initiate a package trace.  Should a package go missing, the chances of it being found are far greater if you are proactive.  Asking a postal manager to locate a package which was last scanned at their facility, 15 days after it was initially scanned there isn't going to make their job any easier.

The missing tracking data is clear in this second screenshot.  The customer had the impression they would receive their item within 3 days, yet it was more than 3 days until it initially appeared in tracking.   Keep in mind the USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and the Postal Service does not consider a package lost until 30 days past the shipping date!

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