Originally Posted by JLA
I think steve nailed it on the first reply. Too low a starting charge and bullet jammed into the lands = dangerous pressures. I figure that load is on the verge of detonation and thats why some seem ok and others stick a little. Bump your charge up to 38 grains or so and back your seating depth off .050" and Im bettn pressures relax.
Thanks to ALL of you for replies!!
I feel I have learned a lot today from this forum, ... JLA, Steve, ... and others.
About that load of 34.5 gr of H-380.......
I must admit I never purchased a loading manual. This load was given to me by an avid shooter back in the mid to late 60s. I know .... stupid
.... but the loads were always accurate and I never changed them. Little did I know I was on the verge of disaster. NOTE: This is my 3rd spell of reloading since the mid 60's. It was sold in '69 and I did not own the rifle for about 20 years and got it back virtually unfired in about '88.! (verified information!!!) In the late 80s I reloaded and shot a little.... then "parked the rifle" in my gun case for another 20 years. So ..... I have been blessed
that I did not shoot the rifle much and increase the risk
of injury or worse.
Today .... I went out and bought a Hornady loading manual, a bullet puller, and a digital calibers.
I pulled all the bullets I had loaded, and reset my bullet seating die for the factory specs of OAL to 2.350. I will gradually move bullet out AFTER I get loads settled down.
I will start at 38 gr. of H-380.
I cannot thank you enough. (and some others too).
I have more to learn and you will see me showing my ignorance when you see more thread questions.
Bob .......in Indy