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Developing a new load, a few questions

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Unread 04-30-2013, 12:29 PM
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Re: Developing a new load, a few questions

You can get a flat primer and a funny looking bolt face from over doing it on the size die.
When you fire an over-sized case if slams into the bolt face flattening the primer and making odd marks on the cartridge head.
If I were a betting man I would look there for your "pressure problems."
You should also check for potential case head separation.

RL-22 and H-1000 give me 2970 and 2900fps respectively with the 200gr Accubond.
Both powders are a bit better choices for accuracy at top velocity.
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    Unread 04-30-2013, 03:05 PM
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    Re: Developing a new load, a few questions

    You stated you exceeded the published max safe by half a grain already. Just know those limits were established by people with far more experience and access to equipment we can only dream about.

    My vote don't push it further.
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