IF you choose to proceed, make sure to work up in small incriments. And keep an eye out for any signs of pressure.
Not all rifles will meet or exceed book max. But I like to see where I stand with every rifle I load for, so I load my rifles up (slowly) to the point I see signs of pressure durring load development, then back off to my most accurate ''hot load'' that I can shoot safely even on a 115 degree day.
EXAMPLE, I shot 60-thru-64 gr of RL-19 in groups of 5, pushing a 140 Accubond in my 270wsm. I can live with ''semi cratered'' primers, but flat, or pancaked primers make me nervous
. 64gr gave me a semi stiff bolt, and kinda flat primers. So I stuck with 62gr as my most accurate, and safe all weather load. I hunt the brakes of the Snake River in Hells Canyon in August where temps can exceed 115 degrees. But I also hunt the Blue Mountains , and the Eagle Caps in late Nov. where -5 to-20 can occur. RL-19 seems to be kinda temp sensitive, so while 64gr may work fine in Nov, I might blow myself up in Aug.
All in all its a personal choice. No one should tell you to load above max, especially if your happy with what youve got.
I have a bit different personality, and will always wonder if I can accurately, and safely push them harder. So that is why I load the way I do. I like to see what I can get out of a rifle, and exactly where I stand when choosing my final load.
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