Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Savage 111 long range hunter

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Savage 111 long range hunter

I posted a week or two ago about this gun and thought I had everything worked out, I guess not. I loaded 25 shells for the gun last night, today when I tried them in the rifle for fit the bolt was a little tight. When I ejected the shell the bullet was rubbed on one side. I tried three shells and got the same result. Is this a reloading issue or is it a chamber issue? I've had a hell of a time getting it to shoot. I will take it to a gunsmith tomorrow but for now I'm looking for some info as to why this would happen. I thought that I prepped my brass as well as could, but maybe not?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-10-2012, 05:35 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 28
Re: Savage 111 long range hunter

I believe when you resized the shoulder didn't get bumped back far enough. I would try resizing a couple more pieces of brass and trying them in gun before you take it to anybody. You have to turn your die in the press a little farther to bump the shoulder back more. Maybe somebody else will chime in but that's my guess.

Justin
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-10-2012, 09:32 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 57
Re: Savage 111 long range hunter

First thing, buy yourself some factory ammo! See how it shoots, save yourself some money, and save your rifle.....

Then you have a starting point for the rest:

Are you sure you know your headspace?

Use your fired factory brass to-- compare a fired brass to one of your loaded rounds (measurement)....do you have a bump gauge?

Does the unfired round chamber ok, what about the fired brass?

You should also post the load specifics....

However without knowing your brass prep, your OAL, chamber/round, neck seating tension, etc. it's really hard to say.

Again, you can eliminate a lot of variables by buying some factory ammo.....
__________________
The terrain sure looks a hell of a lot different whe you'er crawling through it!

FUBAR,
Wounded Warrior Alumni
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Savage 111 long range hunter
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Savage Bear Hunter vs Long Range Hunter 7sand8s Long Range Hunting & Shooting 19 02-04-2014 11:53 PM
Savage 111 Long Range Hunter vs Savage 116 Weather Warrior SavageScott Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 07-25-2012 11:55 AM
Savage 11 Long Range Hunter?????? muleythumper Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 04-23-2012 11:50 PM
Savage 7mm Long Range Hunter spdrman Guns For Sale 7 02-16-2012 09:54 PM
Savage Long Range Hunter MN Hunter General Discussion 17 10-07-2011 03:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC