Re: 300 WIn Mag confusion
Well at least it ended well. I found myself slapping myself in the forehead several times reading this thread. Not to pee on anyones shoes, and yes he could have been a little harsh in his loving big-brotherly approach, but I'll hand it to Tikkamike for nailing it.
He read the same thing I did and I thought the same damb thing.
OP "figured" one tried and true load for one gun would work in his other gun but resulted in a overpressure in the form of a sticky bolt lift. Nevermind the differences of personalities between identical sticks regarding the loads they can tolerate and shoot accurately, that's akin to the NO-NO of using your good ol buddy's handloads in your rifle. Still Mike nailed it and got excoriated for it. No sense in getting your feelings hurt for being outed for bad advice, a dumb mistake, misinformation, or misunderstanding. I'm glad you're intact and I'm glad that trimming worked out to "solve" the issue. However, for any newbies reading the advice given in this thread, (and again, it did end well, so good on you for that.) the correct answer was and still is; trim your brass (should have checked that in your process, anyway) but FIRST BACK OFF YOUR CHARGE AND WORK UP TO THAT LOAD for a new rifle. I can't speak for anyone else but I can say as an observer to all this, the only one who would have been able to sleep well and justify it morally if your "...one round try" worked out to kill you instead is Mike. You really are lucky...damb those Soviets for inventing that stupid roulette game....
Oh one more thing, RL22 is temp sensitive so here's to hoping this load doesn't rear it's ugly head again when the weather warms up. Just more food for thought.
(worth mentioning again) Be careful.