Originally Posted by AJ Peacock
Have you measured the length from shoulder to base before and after firing? A little too much headspace and you can get a little growth and a little tight extraction. This would be very evident with a lever action since it has so little leverage compared to a bolt action.
As you've already mentioned, trying a bit lighter load would be a good next step.
I have measured the before and after.. .002 is the what I bump the shoulder during reloading. The new brass is about .005 back from my point of measurement before firing.
Guess I'll try lowering the load more to the point of easy extraction. Glad I didn't go with the 6.5/284 chamber if his chambers are that tight. Like you said there is really no leverage with that lever and rotary bolt head. Yes I have lubed the the bolt head prior to every range session.