Originally Posted by Aldon
I got Pressure signs with PPU brass at 91 gr of H1000. Ejecter marks and sticking bolt. 110 BA
No sticky or jambed case issues like I had had with Hornady Brass.
I believe that the pressure signs are indicative of the tight tolerance chamber more than inadequate brass.
I really appreciate your reply. I was ultimately curious as I am going to have close to 50+ unfired cases with pulled bullets, primers and powder in the trashcan. It pains me to trash the Vitavouri but what can I do.
Originally Posted by Texas Republic
I use to have the 110BA in 338 Lapua, but I sold it and bought the 111 LRH because of the weight difference. I hike A LOT when I hunt and the 110 was killing me going up mountains.
The reason more people tend to have the 110BA is because it came out before the 111...and I think also before the one Layinitdown has as well. I remember looking into the 338 lapua rifles that were under 2k, and my only choices were the 110BA or the Armalite model. Then Savage really got into them.
I am not sure what the chamber differences are, if any do exist. They shaved off metal somewhere though, because the 111 is HALF the weight. I miss that bolt on the 110BA. Man that was a fine looking gun.
I believe there is no difference other than bolt handle extension. The BA is just heavier all around with excess rails, more bottom metal and forestock and is more of a SWAT type rifle than a hunting rifle. Those things are absurdely heavy. The BA looks sinister. The 111 LRH looks industrial. I'll take svelte industrial over sinister anyday.
When I brought mine home, I took it out of the box, affixed a Harris 2 axis bipod and set it on the kitchen breakfast bar and my wife immediately made the indusrtial comment. I have lots of guns of all makes and in her opinion (always important), the 111 is the best looking of all, with the exception of my Kimber Crimson Ultra carry 45 auto.... That don't count, it's a pistol.
I like the bolt handle extension too but I don't want a lugs-your-arse rifle, I want a sporting firearm.