Alright, enough about me. Lets get down to the load components.
I bought a set of Redding dies from Len a while ago, after which time you may or may not have seen my post regarding the bullet seating die:
I've Got The Bullet Seating Blues....**Update 7/30**
After getting the correct micrometer VLD seating stem, my problems have gone the way of the dodo... I hope!
Brass: Norma 270WSM-- Necked down in two steps to finish with a .294 bushing.
^^Trimmed to 2.093"
Primer: Federal 210Match-- Yes that's a 210
Bullet: Cutting Edge 130grn G05 LD HPBT-MAX
Powder: VV-N570 -- Which as the burn rate chart shows, is slower burning than Retumbo.
I would like to share the COAL however,
it escapes me right now.... my bad.
I can tell you (& you can see from the pic below) that it is FAR too long to function through a 2.800" Magazine. On the LEFT is a dummy from my 7mmSAUM & 180 Hunting VLD @ Alph Magazine length which holds 2.985" inside. On the right is the 6.5WSM with & 130 CEB somewhere in the 3.100" area.
The Cutting Edge Bullets have really caused a stir & I have to admit, I was bitten by that bug as well. We all know that monolithics are longer than their "conventional" counterparts. Here you can see the .264 130grn CEB flanked on the left by the .264 140grn Hunting VLD & on the right by the .264 140grn Hybrid.