Bolt handle tight to lift up on some shots.
I may know the answer to this question about the bolt very hard to lift up on my 22-250 after only "SOME" rounds are fired. (Is it too much pressure?????).
What is faking me out is the fact that I am loading 10% lower than the books say for H-380. My loads were 34.5 gr of H-380, 53 gr.Hornady Match HP, CCI LR primer. I weigh my power to 1/10 gr. (balance beam ... I am VERY picky to have it right on).
I used a gauge to measure the bullet in relationship to the grooves in the rifling and the bullet is "just touching" the grooves. Brass is fire-formed and only neck sized. I have also used a flash-hole reamer to eliminate poorly punched flash-holes.
I know there are more modern powders now ...... but I have used H-380 years before ..with that same load recipe. My rifle was not used much at all so this load is one I have used years before. I may ??? have had some of that problem back then
What are other variables that might be causing my problems.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a different powder for this 22-250 and the 53 gr bullets?