Trouble necksizing 22-250

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Preda8or, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    Just got my 8 twist shilen 22-250. I have been shooting 80gr a-max's and berger vld's with 36.8gr of h-4350, headspaced off dies and checked with a no go gage. I can full length then shoot, neck size is tight but it will chamber, shoot and neck size again and if I really wanted to I could chamber the round but it is very very difficult. It's not the neck being to big(tried the marker on the neck) and not the length (tried trimming) Anyone have any thoughts on this?
     
  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I don't load that particular bullet, but It seems that the charge is a little high. You are having the shoulders of the cartidge stretching forward and hitting the shoulders of the chamber. I am having the same problem with my factory savage and I am going to start Partial full length resizing to aleave the problem. Or possibly simply full length resize.
     

  3. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    I got my starting load from quickload could overpressure cause this?
     
  4. wc872

    wc872 Well-Known Member

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    22-250

    After firing a round is the bolt lift take more effort? If so maybe a little less powder. As a side I had very good luck with anywhere from 37.5 - 40.0 grs. of H4831SC in a fast twist 22-250.
    Take your magic marker and color a little bit of the case & shoulder area. Sometimes the junction of the case & shoulder will get a faint bulge which will cause high effort chambering.
    Semper Fi