HSM gold unsafe pressure issues

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by roadhunter, May 25, 2013.

  1. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a box of factory HSM Gold in 7mm STW from Cabelas to try in my factrory Remington 700 SPS. The HSM ammo is the 168gr Berger with an advertised velocity of 3205fps.

    I went out to the range this morning to shoot a couple groups and run them through the Chrono. The first round I fired from a clean barrel registered 3183 fps but got stuck in the chamber and I had to pound the bolt open to get it out. Looking at the brass it had a major ejector mark and cratered/flattened primer. Knowing the pressure was obviously way too high (like an idiot) I decided to try one more.

    Holy crap......second round registered 3318 fps and would not come out of the chamber. I pounded on the bolt again and the extractor popped off the case head leaving the empty case stuck in the chamber. After letting it cool down I was finally able to get it out. Looking at the case head it had the same signs of pressure plus a little carbon ring around the primer. I was definately not going to shoot another one.

    Has anyone else had any issues with HSM ammo? I plan on contacting them on Tuesday.

    Thanks,

    Doug

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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Before I started reloading, I used them without any problems. Contact HSM at ...


    Mailing Address

    The Hunting Shack, Inc.
    4406 Rathbun Lane
    Stevensville, MT 59870
    USA

    Phone/Fax Numbers

    Local: (406) 777-2106
    Toll Free: (800) 856-2857
    Fax: (406) 777-3908

    Email Addresses

    Orders: orders[at]thehuntingshack.com
    Technical Support, Importing and Exporting: mail[at]thehuntingshack.com

    ... and address your concern.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     

  3. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. will do.
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    RoadHunter, please do keep us posted.