Re: Loading pressures
I like a lot of others try to read the case, bolt lift, and knowledge of my rifle. But the fact is these are only indicators, and just like every other development process you can get false indicators and a lack of indicators. It is up to you to know your equipment well enough to recognise and understand them. If I could afford it i would have pressure trace and the whole 9yrds.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.