Load Development in 6.5 Creedmoor Tikka T3X with Barnes

Skeeter05

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Looking for advice. I am going to start working up a load for a Tikka I bought for my son for X-Mas. I exclusively use Barnes for my hunting bullets and love them. I have never loaded for a Creedmoor but have plenty experience with other calibers. When I load the 100gr TTSX to 2.700" COAL the forward groove in the bullet is completely exposed, this is a new Hornady Case and is trimmed to 1.920. I have never seen this on any other caliber. Is this normal for this combo or is something totally off?
 

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Tripodmvr7

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Dont worry about the exposed groove. The 150gr TSX bullets do the same in my 7x64 and in 30-06. You have 7mm of shank touching the case neck which will give good grip.
 
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