Thanks for your input, that makes sense! Appreciate it. Central west NSW, originally from NT. How about yourself? I just used standard hornady modified case, I wasn't happy with the measurements though which is why I used the bolt method instead. Might try a fireform case though and see what it measures as. Thanks for the tip.
got a vortex hst on it but will likely get a pst for it if it shoots well...
Ive been running a PST 2.5-10 on my hunting rifle for over 12 months now. Really happy with it. The gen 2 with the lower profile turrets would make it even nicer but for the price I paid I can live with it.
Running Peterson and Lapua brass, in the Lapua, used in a Savage LRH, I can go 42.0 and a little higher, but in the Savage 12 FV using Peterson, 41.6gr h4350, (both with Berger 140gr hybrid) is highest I can go without pressure......and I keep hearing about loads that would lock my rifles up tight.....so, I am a believer in different brass, different pressure...rsbhunter
I suspect you will find the neck thickness to be the cause of pressure with the Peterson brass. I encountered it in my rifle. Was showing pressure with a light load.I turned the 0.015 necks down to 0.013 & the same load runs fine now. A .294 loaded neck OD is too tight for a 6.5 standard chamber from my experience
There are some positive reports for the Nosler RDF used in hunting though not originally designed for it. Some have suggested opening the meplat up slightly to assist with expansion. I can tell you do shoot extremely wel & are very consistent in dimension. I’ve put 500 through my new barrel now. No hunting with them however.
My .22 has the same sight picture as my match rifle. It's also very accurate. I am new to reloading so tuning in my .223 will allow me to shoot in higher winds and improve my calls. There is only a 12 grain difference from my .22 but the Hornady ELD match bullets also mirror my Creedmoor (140 gr.). I believe that minimizing the variables between match and practice is a good thing. It would be cool to have the exact same trigger.
Ditto on the trigger. The most important thing to duplicate really. I have the same profile barrel as my match rifle to try & maintain the same feel for weight. No brake though. I am changing out my Manners T5A for a MPA Comp Chassis which is on the way , should be here anyday now. If I'm happy with it I'll sell my Manners to buy another for the practice rifle. I'm going to shoot 75gr Amax in mine. I've had the barrel , bullets & brass for 6 months but was undecided which way to go. This thread prompted me to ask for feedback.