I have a forester 6.5prc die and it seems like it took more “times” fired before the click came up in my rifle compared to what others’ are having this issue. I first noticed it shooting load development for the 156 Berger and because I took it as pressure signs I’m setting at around 2900fps, some are getting 100fps higher. I had at that time fired my Gunwerks brass 6 to 7 times, annealed every firing.On the facebook prc groups, guys using the forster dies having the same issues.
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Any solution found? I am using 57.2 grains of Reloader 26 and did not get pressure signs until about 58.5 grains. Again factory action so not as tight as a custom rifle. I have read in other posts that the Gunwerks brass due to thicker cases require a lower load due to reaching higher pressure faster. I have been only trimming my cases down to SAMMI minimum length with a .002 bump as well. Please post if you found the solution.Flyguy11 - here are some real conditions that you were asking for...
I have two 6.5 PRC's and both are having bolt click issues after about the 3rd loading.
Both rifles are custom, one is a Gunwerks and the other an Alamo Precision. The Alamo Precision was built on a Defiance action.
I am using Berger 156g EOL Elite Hunting bullets in both rifles.
In the Gunwerks rifle, 57.0 g H1000 (well below max load) and Fed 215 primers at 3,043 fps (from a Labradar)
In the Alamo, 55.6 g H4831SC (also well below max load) and CCI Mag rifle primers at 2975 fps. (from a Labradar)
I am using ADG brass and have also tried Gunwerks brass (made by ADG) and I even tried some Hornady brass. Same issue with each type of brass.
I typically anneal every shot using an AMP annealing machine calibrated for the brass. But with this issue I even tried not annealing some cases to see how it worked and still got the hard ejection after the 3rd or so load.
I have not paid attention to see if I am seating the bullets to SAMMI spec depth as I worked up loads moving my bullets off the lands in increments until I got the best groups and SD's from the load.
I bump the shoulder's back on both rifles 0.002" (I use two different sets of resizing dies) using Redding a Redding full length Match Die Set and seat bullets using a Redding Competition Bullet Seating die.
I have talked to both Gunwerks and to Alamo Precision and they are both aware of the problem. The issue is real and unless you have a chamber that has been opened up at the base or was originally built a bit too large at the base you will have this issue.
I also know of 2 other PRS shooters here that are having the same issues with their 6.5 PRC's, while I do not have their data nor do I speak for them, I know they are suffering the same "bolt click" issues.