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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I believe it is a .292" bushing. Ill have to check this evening for sure. Lapua brass. On 3rd firing. 140 vld. Ill check neck wall thicknesses this evening too.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:05 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Same bushing I use. I also ran my necks longer for that extra grip. 2.168 vs 2.160 for trim to length. My necks are .294 to .295 after firing and reduced to .292 for the .002 neck tension. I have .291, .290, .289 bushings as well. have always ran the .292 and after 5 firings my necks are almost the same thickness as a new piece. .014 I believe it the correct number and I saw .0135 on new brass.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:30 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I was just going to ask trim length. I have jammed several shells in the chamber. Measure after and it's 2.169 or 2.170. Just a touch too long.
Great discussion guys
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Thanks for the info. When you say jammed, you mean the case was jammed and hard to remove, right? Knock on wood, I have not had that happen. I am trimming all my brass before I reload again. I have 5 and 6 reloading right now on this lot and will catch them all up to 6 before going on to 7. I have a few pieces with a slight bulge at the bottom of the case, likely from pressure spikes, that produce a bit of bolt lift issue. These I will cull out of the herd and set aside for testing. Overall, I have been pretty happy with this brass.
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Yeah closed the bolt and it was hard to eject the unspent ammo. Shot it, now case was stuck. Put a cleaning rod down and shot it out. It measure 2.1705. It's lapua. Just never had to trim any brass till now. Just a shock that the lapua brass would have a 10% outlier ratio. I measure all my new brass and about 10% was too long.

Interesting.
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Maybe it was just your lot of brass. My lapua was pretty uniform length right out of the box. And I trim all of my brass for all my guns after sizing
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:50 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

My lapau from the factory measured around 2.164 I believe. I neck size only without a plunger. So over the past 5 reloads the brass is at 2.168. I think I cut all my brass to 2.162 in the beginning after fire forming. Right now that means I have had growth to .997%. Correct?
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