Re: Savage 111 LRH 338 Lapua chambering problem?
Found in another post, I guess I will try this next...
What you need to do is back-light the gap between the die's base and the shell holder, after you've ran the case all the way up into the die.
The Savage chamber is very tight...
If you take a flash light and hold it behind the press, looking at die base/shell holder junction, and see if there is a gap between the shell holder with the case in the die, that'll be of some help.
Most folks just adjust the die to touch the shell holder without the case in the die... but once the press is under a load, the linkage springs a bit and you'll find a 1/32" gap (for instance) between the base of the die and the shell holder, whereas there was no gap when you adjusted the die with no load on the press.
I've loaded for a lot of Savage rifles over the past few years, and they all have tight chambers, and they all require an absolute FL sizing to get the shoulder back enough for the cases to chamber.
so again... check the die base/shell holder union with a flashlight with the case in the die... see if there's a gap. if there is, screw the die down another 1/4 turn or whatever it takes to *just* eliminate that gap.
The cases should chamber easily, and you should be able to close the bolt with one finger...