Originally Posted by shawn338lapua
ok so let me say i am very new to reloading. I am shooting a savage 111 LRH in the 338 lapua. i started putting some loads together and the book (Modern Reloading, 2nd addition richard lee) says to start at 83 grains. i am using H1000, Lapua brass and lapua scenar 300 gr and cci MLR primers #250. i shot a 3 round group with 84 grains. 1 of the primers flattened and all three show slight ejector circles. is this normal? should i try my load ladder below what the book recommends since i am getting pressure signs early? Also i tried FL resizing some brass that where making my bolt stick(also showed signs of OP), no improvement, any suggestions? i am using a RCBS FL die. am i going to have to shell out for a more expensive die? anyways any help would be great. thanks
Reloading manuals are only a rough guide . There is no way on Gods Earth that they can allow for dozens of tolerance variables that exist within the manufacture of guns and ammo .
Go back down and find a good safe pressure and accuracy sweet spot and forget about what grains that is . Every gun is a law unto it's self .
I have a friend with a 243 that is popping primers a full 4 grains of powder under my load in my 243 with no excess pressure signs with exactly the same componnents . It seems crazy but that is what is happening .
Don't try to copy anyone else , always start a bit below the recommended loads and work up to that safe sweet load.