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Old 03-17-2009, 10:16 AM
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Hard turning bolt.

I have been using reloads in my 243 wssm for over a year now. I usually shoot 85gr sierra but I got my buddy to load me up some 55gr sierras( 44.5grs of 4895) this time. I went shooting the following day, I had one neck to split( which I figured it was due to being a hot load) But my concern is when I was chambering a round, some of the ammo made the bolt hard to turn . The brass was only on its second reload, so I dont know what could have caused it. Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:28 AM
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Re: Hard turning bolt.

I would have to say that the brass needs to be full length sized in order to chamber in your rifle. Were these brass once fired in your rifle?
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:03 PM
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Re: Hard turning bolt.

yeah i bought brand new brass. I shot every one in my rifle. Thats what I do not understand???
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:34 PM
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Re: Hard turning bolt.

The bolt lugs will flex some. Repaeted firing of the brass with out bumoing the shoulder back will add up. Not sure about the neck spilting.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: Hard turning bolt.

Improper sizing and/or you need to trim the necks.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:20 PM
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Re: Hard turning bolt.

I have been using reloads in my 243 wssm for over a year now. I usually shoot 85gr sierra but I got my buddy to load me up some 55gr sierras( 44.5grs of 4895) this time. I went shooting the following day, I had one neck to split( which I figured it was due to being a hot load) But my concern is when I was chambering a round, some of the ammo made the bolt hard to turn . The brass was only on its second reload, so I dont know what could have caused it. Any ideas would be helpful.

How good of a friend is this ? what do you know of his reloading talents ?
Just asking.
Hot load? well how hot ? Did they extract hard or only go in hard ?
Split neck on a second reload?
Did the cases extract hard after you fired them the first time?.
You say it was the second reload--was it new brass when you loaded it for the first time?
Did you question him on how he sized the cases? f/l --neck--shoulder bump--
seating? were the bullets seated to far out? to deep in the neck?

some of the ammo made the bolt hard to turn . Why only some?
Do you have any of the ammo left ? If so I would pull a bullet and check the powder weight--also COL.
how many things would cause a hard to chamber round. ?
Case not sized enough--shoulder needs to be bumped--bullets out to far--
Brass not from your rifle and only neck sized.
I would think if the first time around were not hot loads they should have chambered in your rifle even lightly f/l sized and even just neck sized.


I went shooting the following day, I had one neck to split( which I figured it was due to being a hot load) If i didn't ask for a hot load I would have quit at that point, and started asking questions.
We all talk about consistency when hand loading--how consistent can it be when someone else is doing it for us?

Hey I don't want to be a pain in the ass here but we need to know a little more, and I am just trying to help.

GW.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:29 PM
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Re: Hard turning bolt.

My buddy has been reloading for almost 30 years. He reloads alot of my rifles and a bunch of others where I live. The brass was brand new. It was on its second reload when I was shooting. The bolt has hard when chambering and ejecting. I trust this guy with every rifle I have. But out of 20 rounds, I think only 4 was a problem. Im not sure how he sizes or what not. I havent had the chance to talk to him about the problem yet. The reputation he has for knowledge of rifles and reloading is very very good! I heard that the brass could expand, are they any truth to that?
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