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Pressure Signs Please Help

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Unread 04-09-2011, 11:24 AM
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Re: Pressure Signs Please Help

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    I have no idea if this will help, but it might. Try annealing a few of the cases that were sticking and see if that helps. You could possibly have brass that is work hardened and not springing back from the chamber after firing.
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    Only 3 firings is a sign of HIGH pressure. Only anneal the neck shoulder, not below. I don;t think anealing or lack of is your problem
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    I was looking more at the case and bolt lift for pressure signs. I looked at the bolt face after shooting one of the compressed loads the other day and noticed a small brass ring. I cleaned the brass ring off the bolt face and fired another round. Same result. I am leaning more towards high pressure as the culprit. I appreciate all the help. As much as I hate to do it it looks like I'm going to have to tone it down and live with the lower MV.
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    I was looking more at the case and bolt lift for pressure signs. I looked at the bolt face after shooting one of the compressed loads the other day and noticed a small brass ring. I cleaned the brass ring off the bolt face and fired another round. Same result. I am leaning more towards high pressure as the culprit. I appreciate all the help. As much as I hate to do it it looks like I'm going to have to tone it down and live with the lower MV.


    You are definately experiencing excess pressure signs. 8 to 10 loadings is good IMHO
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    I would check to make sure your lugs and mating surfaces are clean and put a little oil on them.
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    Re: Pressure Signs Please Help

    Measure just above the case head recess (in the same location every time.. mark with a sharpie),
    if you notice ANY growth in the diameter,
    you are over pressure. As in .0001 plus.

    This is the most pressure resistant area of a cartridge and if it starts to increase.. BEWARE.
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