Re: 338 lapua brass issues
I have a Savage 111LRH, and have had all the same problems with the Hornady brass as described above. About 1:6 has established some kind of mechanical/friction lock inside the very tight chamber. I have been thoroughly cleaning the chamber and tumbling, polishing, hand polishing, trimming and turning the Hornady brass to alleviate the problem with no real change in results...still 1:6-ish getting stuck. My cleaning rods have never spent so much time out at the ranch...
One of my shooting buddies took it of himself to "polish" the inside of his chamber, my other friend sent his back to savage and supposedly they did the same thing.
We have all decided that moving to another brass manufacturer, Lapua ($$$$) or Nosler ($$) is imminent.
if someone has $.02 on the Nosler brass, I'd love to hear it.
my load is/was:
Fed Mag Primer
The "ill-fated" hornady brass : /