6.5 prc brass discussion

bowhunter1287

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Brentm and jgs8163 where we left off
What is PE? On bolt
New brass .525
Fired brass .528
Fired re sized .526
Chamber .532
I did change bolt handles and put a lift kit in the bolts but was head spaced with all that installed
 

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I think running his bolt in his wife’s rig will tell us immediately if it’s a chamber issue and doing the same with his wife’s Bolt being run in his rig. Checking head space of course before doing.

@bowhunter1287 you should start a different thread about this and tag myself and @BrentM as to not derail this thread too much.
Did that work right?
 

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PE is measured off the PE ramp free space to the action. If it is greater that .050 - .080 then it needs to be shimmed. Usually OEM spec is fine but people like to spif up the actions and change the bolt handle. I have seen several of those cause issues, increasing the free space, and then PE is a big issue, especially on hot loads.
What is PE?
 

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So I read up on the PE and I will definitely look into that and measure both bolts pull back on the extraction and I could see not pulling it far enough back once it starts getting warm
 

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What would be the best fix if I didn’t have enough extraction buff off the top of the bolt so handle can slide forward more?
 

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I want to say thanks for your guys thoughts when I just came across the chamber size issue that’s what I thought I was running into I still want to ream the chamber. But I will definitely measure the PE in the morning on how much it is cuz it does make sense that could be this problem to not in seat the brass
 

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Hey bud. Check this thread out. I think this will answer your question on how to fix.

 

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This one has even more detail.

 

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I think that might be the problem I’m gonna look at in morning for sure and adjust as needed thanks
I have a couple of Savages and one I put a Tactical bolt handle on and it made a huge difference. I have a extra but I’m lefty or I’d send it to you. I’ll send you a pic shortly.
 

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