Load Suggestions

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madsenshooter
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Re: Load Suggestions

Post by madsenshooter » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:41 am

BR's loads above must not have produced enough pressure to fully expand the neck, or he has a very tight chamber. When fully blown out I wind up with a .314-.315 ID neck. Some of my cast .314 bullets I could load without sizing the neck. You should have plenty of room in the chamber for neck expansion with a .311 bullet. I was thinking about getting some of the PRVI .311 150gr FMJBTs myself. I notice in the reviews that they don't have the crimp groove as illustrated. I've sized a few .311 jacketed bullets through a Lee .308 sizer and they're reduced to .309. It doesn't take a whole lot of effort with my big Redding press, I can't see shooting them, even in a .308 groove diameter barrel, raising pressure a whole lot. That'd be an interesting experiment for someone with pressure tracing equipment.

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Re: Load Suggestions

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:19 pm

Some Rifles have tighter chambers than others.
Cartridge case dimensions and wall thickness can vary, (different makers, different lots, different reloading practices).

My point was that 'Charlesmep' needed to make sure that .311" diameter bullets were compatible with his rifle's chamber & cartridge cases, as well as, with his bore dimensions.
(He asked if he was overlooking potential problems. I shared my perceptions and cautioned the need to 'measure' and check).
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Re: Load Suggestions

Post by KWK » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:33 pm

butlersrangers wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:19 pm
My point was that 'KWK' needed to make sure that .311" diameter bullets were compatible with his rifle's chamber & cartridge cases, as well as, with his bore dimensions.
That wasn't me! I have a modern rolling block in .30-40 and use .308 jacketed bullets.

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Re: Load Suggestions

Post by butlersrangers » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:06 pm

Sorry 'KWK', I've corrected my error to: 'Charlesmep'.

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