enlarged primer pockets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Spindrift, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Spindrift

    Spindrift Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    I have 338/300Rum (EDGE) and am experiencing enlarged primer pockets, I believe this may be because of the load is too hot. I am using nosler brass and CCI mag primers. Any advice?

  2. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    yup, too hot, cut the charge back.

  3. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

    Jul 1, 2007
    Looks like loads are hot or used to many times. same as the advise above.
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    The problems w/primer pockets your are having are becoming a universal complaint with Nosler brass. Do a search and you'll see.

    I have found, and there are plenty who agree, that Nosler Cases show primer pocket expansion well before Remingtons do. Even at reasonable pressures.

    I've actually blown two primer pockets i.e., primers fell out upon extraction, when extraction no resistance at all. (Due to powder bridging not overly hot load). Thus I'd say that the material is ok but the head design must leave something to be desired.

    I'd dump those Nosler cases and go back to remingtons. The Edge is a proven shootin' machine and if chambered by the DE and more or less standard loads are used, the Rem cases will serve you well.

    If I recall correctly some one chopped a Nosler case way back when and questioned the head design at that time.

    BTW, the whole Nosler brass thing is beginning to tick me off.:mad: