Actually I forgot that Weatherby is coming out with the 6.5 RPM which seem to be the same powder capacity as the 264 win. It also uses the standard bolt face so this is also a good option. I expect with reloading I could get 3000fps out of the 156 VLD. I just dont know how the throat or freebore is going to be on this caliber. PTG has reamers already from what I head. I wonder if JGS also has them as well.
Thank You - I found my newer fad calibers now. Much easier to read than all the follow-up posts. Wow - 11 years - still a very useful post.I recently up dated the post #1 with some of the newer cartridges so it is more up to date. Some of the newer cartridges are still not listed and just have to be dealt with on an individual basis.
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I suggest you add an action length category. There are now a few actions that fall between a long and a short. These actions typically allow a maximum COAL of about 3.200". There are a few cartridges being used in short actions that are better suited for that longer length.
.....Feel free to let me know if there are other areas that could be improved....Thanks again for the input......
One more should you wish-I've been looking at what's available/possible with the 0.447" cases such as the Grendel.
Thanks for all your input over the years, very useful!
I just pulled the barrel on my Savage 110. The barrel will be replaced with a custom. The bolt has a stick/slip on the lift. I want to lap the bolt and receiver prior to the the new barrel and gages arrive.Lapping the recoil lugs increases the contact to 100% between the bolt and the recever.
this helps prevent the bolt from moving when fired and distributes the loading of the bolt
and recever equally improving accuracy.
It also smoothes the surface so the bolt will ingauge and dis-ingauge easer.
But I don't recomend lapping unless you can lapp before final head space or you will increase
head space to an unexceptable amount.
If the head space "Is" tight then lapping will loosen it .
Jeweling the bolt helps hold oil/lubricants on moving parts and also makes it look better.
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I just pulled the barrel on my Savage 110. The barrel will be replaced with a custom. The bolt has a stick/slip on the lift. I want to lap the bolt and receiver prior to the the new barrel and gages arrive.
Advice on how a person should proceed. Would lapping compound and pressure applied to the front of the bolt be a suggestion? if so, what grit of compound would you advise.
Like if you are installing a WSM in a short action 700 that was built as 233 or if you're doing an ultramag in an action that was built and designed as a 270Thanks. Can you elaborate some on your last statement? What are the considerations for what rounds need an opening up of the rails and why?