Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

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

Reloading Berger Bullets


When to shoulder bump?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-30-2009, 11:46 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 29
When to shoulder bump?

I shoot a 7mm Weatherby Magnum. I'm on my 5th loading and I have only neck sized after the initial firing. I have not bumped the shoulder back yet on any of my brass. I have not had any trouble chambering any rounds. Should I be bumping shoulders on a regular basis?
Reply With Quote

Unread 07-31-2009, 12:30 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Posts: 3,830
Re: When to shoulder bump?

You will get alot of different answers here. My opinion is that if you can load the cartridge without any abnormal resistance, dont worry about it. When they start to feel different, it is time.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2009, 04:25 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: IOWA
Posts: 2,123
Re: When to shoulder bump?

Don't bother until they become hard to chamber.
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2009, 11:59 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Newnan, Ga
Posts: 42
Re: When to shoulder bump?

My loads are starting to get resistance, should I measure the shoulder on a once shot brass and set it to that measurement, or bump it back a bit further?

Also can this be performed with a RCBS Match bushing FL die, but with out a bushing?

Would I just mark the brass and insert till it bumps the shoulder? Or will this slim down the body of the brass also?

Thanks in advance.

Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2009, 12:09 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,232
Re: When to shoulder bump?

Just push the shoulder back .001" from where it gets tight and see if that takes care of it.

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: When to shoulder bump?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shoulder Bump? Nape.270 Reloading 10 05-14-2009 10:23 AM
How to measure shoulder bump BountyHunter The Basics, Starting Out 0 03-28-2009 02:23 PM
Help on shoulder bump for 7MM Rem Mag txsendero Reloading 6 09-05-2008 08:01 AM
how to bump shoulder back new shooter Reloading 5 03-27-2008 02:02 AM
How to bump the shoulder??? OKbow87 Reloading 13 11-18-2007 11:38 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC