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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by alaska, Apr 26, 2013.
338 lapua brass Hornady jamming in my rem 700 tact
Anyone else having this problem?
You will have to be more specific. Is it new brass or once fired? Was it fired in your gun? How many times? Has it been full length sized?
Full length resized
So you take a new case, full length resize it, and you can't close the bolt on it?
No after firing the case will not extract.
Without the tap of a ramrod
My lapua brass has no problem
Different brass, same load? That can be a no-no. If the bolt opens easily, it must be sticking in the chamber, but I don't know what would cause that and not for the Lapua. If the bolt is hard to open, you need to back down on the powder charge and start the load development over.
Been discussed elsewhere that Joyce Hornady had an issue with the 338 Lapua brass but supposedly addressed the issue. Myself, I just stay away from them. I heard the early lots sucked for extraction. I use Lapua, Nosler and PPU in that order.
Hornaday brass has thick necks and is known to have extraction issues in rifles with tight chamber such as Savages. Try neck turning.
My rifle is a Rem 700 tactical
...and I thought a 'thick neck' was revelant to sleep apena as described by the Federal DOT.
Just avoid the Hornady brass entirely. Cheaper isn't always better. usually isn't.