- Jan 13, 2012
Absolutely. My father travelled 13 hours to hunt with me and came to the range this morning. I was laughing because I told him that lately I'm not typically in as good of a mood leaving the range as I am when I get there so it felt a bit odd.I’ll bet a wave of relief swept over you this time, huh?
Yes, I am to the point I'm going to order and use the mandrel. Still have velocity issues with Peterson and Nosler. Both of these are not liking my chamber.Thanks for input. I’ve been trying to purchase Peterson brass for almost a year. Please let me know the results with load development using Peterson. I’m confident one of my issues is consistent neck tension. Thinking about expander mandrels. Any input on them appreciated. Thanks again
Please keep me posted on your progress. Went to the range yesterday and that was a fiasco. My Browning X-Bolt shot great with my hunting loads thank goodness. Went to my Ackley took one shot and then was not able to chamber another round. Out of the blue. All brass was trimmed to length, bullet had .020 jump, and was not near max load. Luck has it that my smith is headed out west but sent him pics of bolt face and will try to figure it out.Yes, I am to the point I'm going to order and use the mandrel. Still have velocity issues with Peterson and Nosler. Both of these are not liking my chamber.
So, I'm entertaining a visit to the Smith and have him look at it and definately reaming the neck/leade out farther so I can seat the back end of the bullet bearing surface above this recurring donut. Just checked a dummy cartridge with a 143 Hammer and a 168 SMK and I have a bunch of mag clearance.
I can easily slide a bullet into a fired case, but the bullet hangs up on that donut after one firing. This is after reaming and neck turning the i.d. and o.d., and shooting one time...Peterson or Nosler. It's this chamber, as not many people have this amount of trouble. It's not going to be ready for deer season now.