Savage 111 long range hunter

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 297joshua, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. 297joshua

    297joshua Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    I posted a week or two ago about this gun and thought I had everything worked out, I guess not. I loaded 25 shells for the gun last night, today when I tried them in the rifle for fit the bolt was a little tight. When I ejected the shell the bullet was rubbed on one side. I tried three shells and got the same result. Is this a reloading issue or is it a chamber issue? I've had a hell of a time getting it to shoot. I will take it to a gunsmith tomorrow but for now I'm looking for some info as to why this would happen. I thought that I prepped my brass as well as could, but maybe not?
  2. 1shot1yote

    1shot1yote Active Member

    Sep 3, 2012
    I believe when you resized the shoulder didn't get bumped back far enough. I would try resizing a couple more pieces of brass and trying them in gun before you take it to anybody. You have to turn your die in the press a little farther to bump the shoulder back more. Maybe somebody else will chime in but that's my guess.


  3. FUBAR

    FUBAR Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2012
    First thing, buy yourself some factory ammo! See how it shoots, save yourself some money, and save your rifle.....

    Then you have a starting point for the rest:

    Are you sure you know your headspace?

    Use your fired factory brass to-- compare a fired brass to one of your loaded rounds (measurement) you have a bump gauge?

    Does the unfired round chamber ok, what about the fired brass?

    You should also post the load specifics....

    However without knowing your brass prep, your OAL, chamber/round, neck seating tension, etc. it's really hard to say.

    Again, you can eliminate a lot of variables by buying some factory ammo.....