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Old 09-29-2012, 12:11 PM
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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

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If someone has modified the firearm most manufacturers will not work on them any longer for labiality reasons.
I agree. I was referring to only the measurement of the fired brass to determine headspace, not modifying rifle.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:51 PM
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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

I was thinking that quietly as well. The OP had the rifle modified by a smith (crown and bed) so it may be an issue but it may not. Savage is a pretty flexible company when it comes to customer relations or is IMO.

I believe I would have went the OEM route right off, instead of dealing with an independent. Sort of putting the cart before the horse.
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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

yea i am rolling the dice on savage working on it...i think they will still polish it....i have no new brass right now to try...but yes i shot all 1st rounds at 90 gr h1000 and it shot super
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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

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yea i am rolling the dice on savage working on it...i think they will still polish it....i have no new brass right now to try...but yes i shot all 1st rounds at 90 gr h1000 and it shot super
I use the Redding competition bushing die set. My brass has 14 plus frings on it and never below 90 gr of H-1000 with a 300. Most loads were 92.5 gr. All is still good there. However at one time I was not getting the shoulder back quite enough and in that instance I would get a harder bolt lift (after fire) and sometimes a slightly stuck case. Once I moved the shoulder back another .001" this went away and all hase been good since. Now I do a controlled body size every time and do the necks in a seperate step as well. My velocities from a 27 1/2" tube are 2800 and right in line with your stated velocities.

I only post this to back up your process and to support your load data. The only thing I can think of would be your sizing could be a little on the weak side resulting in a similar issue as I had.

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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

Jeff....

What is your anneal frequency? I'm going to assume that the 14 firings have had at least one or more neck anneal???

Those Redding comp dies are insane expensive BTW.
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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

I believe he anneals after every firing. I anneal every 2nd firing.
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Re: Frustrated with Savage Lapua 338......

...........some guys anneal. some never do. I guess it depends on if you have the equipment and/or the knowledge about just what annealing the case neck accomplishes.

I never annealed my small caliber bottleneck's and had no issue but did some (because I have the machine now) and really noticed no difference in grouping or seating or brass life for that matter.
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