Hello all, I have been lurking here for quite some time and now have the need for some input. I have a 30/8MM Reminton Magnum that I use for my short/medium range gun. I just finished forming cases and doing the pressure testing to determine max loads....... I am far from the printed maximums and do not experience any difficulty lifting the bolt with my index finger, but the primer pockets open up and the brass seems extremely soft. Any recommendations..... Oh, my load and rig is: 85 Grains of RL22 with a Federal 215 behind a 160gr GS Custom HV (.530 BC) @ 3500 FPS in a 26" barrel on a Hall Express Action with a McMillan McHale stock. With this loading, I get about five firings and the deviation between shots is less than 10 FPS. Accuracy testing is this afternoon. I have went as high as 3676 fps with the same bullet but only got two loadings on the brass. I really just think the brass is of poor quality. Any help will be appreciated. Chawlston _________________ Even a poor shot like myself can exhibit occasional periods of expertise by using good equipment.