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Old 01-30-2009, 11:32 AM
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Thanks, Bounty Hunter.

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I have the exact same barrel in 300 rum. Congrats! Its gonna shoot good!! I have 287 rounds down mine so far with both Nosler and Remington brass. I use redding dies and load 210 bergers on top of 91.5 grs. of H1000 which=3115 fps. 3 loads is the most I can ever get out of my brass. and on the 3rd loading it is always snug when I shut the bolt. I have never had primer pocket issues or cracked necks. Just doesnt fit anymore even trimmed to correct length. Thankfully remington sells brass in 100 rnd bags but the nosler stuff is nicer I think.

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I have the exact same barrel in 300 rum. Congrats! Its gonna shoot good!! I have 287 rounds down mine so far with both Nosler and Remington brass. I use redding dies and load 210 bergers on top of 91.5 grs. of H1000 which=3115 fps. 3 loads is the most I can ever get out of my brass. and on the 3rd loading it is always snug when I shut the bolt. I have never had primer pocket issues or cracked necks. Just doesnt fit anymore even trimmed to correct length. Thankfully remington sells brass in 100 rnd bags but the nosler stuff is nicer I think.

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I were you, I would look into a small body die or have one made if the full length sizing die doesn't work. Another thing to consider is getting you necks turned. I bett with those two processes you could use that brass again. Another thing you could do is make sure you full length die is touching the shell holder. If it is.. turn it another 1/8th of a turn. This will bump the shoulder back on your brass and should loosen it up in your chamber.

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I were you, I would look into a small body die or have one made if the full length sizing die doesn't work. Another thing to consider is getting you necks turned. I bett with those two processes you could use that brass again. Another thing you could do is make sure you full length die is touching the shell holder. If it is.. turn it another 1/8th of a turn. This will bump the shoulder back on your brass and should loosen it up in your chamber.

Tank

It has been my experiance that setting the shoulder too far back will dramatically shorten the life of the brass. In fact if you go too far you CAN and WILL blow the case in half. I have experimented with this very thing. Trust me, you only want to bump the shoulder back .001 to .002
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Re: Brass life expectancy.

1/8th of a turn should only bump .002 to .003 I would think. I just think the shoulder is getting tight and I think if he bumps it back it may give his brass new life. I don' t have a lot of money to spend on brass, so I try to find ways to extend the life of the brass I own.
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