Originally Posted by James Jones
What does the brass look like? does it have any scratches on it , rings in it? , look at the neck could it be a little to long and be getting into the barrel to far? a tiny bit goes a long way here and with a match cut chamber their is often less room for error
that load isin't "hot" , but it is on the upper side in the max range , does this problem occur do with a grain less powder? The Norma brass is soft and I would suspect that could be an issue but if its doing it with Rem brass alos I'm not sure?
The bolt cycles fine on and empty chamber?
Have you called the smith and asked hiss oppinion?
The brass looks ok, no rings or scratches. The brass is trimmed to min length, but it is something I can look for as it may be too long.
I have not tried a lower load below 46gr as this is the velocity I was looking to achieve with that rifle. At 47grains they all stuck but the load velocity was over 2800fps. The old factory shot a little faster actually at the upper end. I would guess being a match chamber it may need to be reduced and this should be my next move. I just find it hard to understand that I'd be at upper pressure limits that far below printed max.
The bolt cycles fine empty chamber.
No I have not talked to my 'smith, (Sid Goodling) yet. He was really the only local guy that wanted to try rebarreling a BLR, other said no thanks so I came here trying to find out if any LRH 'smiths have come across this issue. My reason for the thread. More data/input. Thank you for yours!