Don't get me wrong. i love the rifle but I would love to seat these and heavier ones a little further out but they don't fit in the mag...
the 185 are probably capable of more than I am with this rifle at this point in my daydreaming long range experience, but I would not mind a little more velocity.
Thanks guys. I may end up selling it and puts in a wyatts mag box. Or i saw on ptg's website they have their own mag box that goes out to 3.1" for a short action. I would like to get some more info on that one.
I run the 230gr hybrid in my 300wsm, i get a 2665fps average from the 24" barrel of my htr, loaded to mag length with h4831. Realistically how much gain would you get from seating out? 100-150fps? Maybe? I would try doing some load development first, you may find your accuracy node is near the velocity you would get from the shorter mag anyways.
My groups are hovering around 1/2moa for horizontal and 1/4moa vertical, so I have no complaints.