I called the smith and the guy that did my barrel is out on vacation. I figure at this point it doesnt matter much because that load is no good. I tried several primer and 4895 combos with no luck, so i reached way back on my shelf, and gave imr 4320 a whirl. Second load attempted got her under a half inch at 100. No pressure signs. I reckon i will play with this load a little more. As for measuring, i dont own a headspace gauge and any brass fired from before has all been resized so i dont have any way to compare. This forum is awesome, thanks for all the input yall!As stated above, I would suggest simply asking your smith if he removed the barrel for threading. If so, then head spacing is your likely culprit. A phone call is all takes to explore this.