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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Necks can definitely stretch. Check your oal case length.
    During these tests I've been double checking everything. AOCL is spot on. Thanks CC.

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    Any of you seasoned reloader's ever heard of a powder's "breakover point" or have any knowledge of it?

    Is it a real phenomena?

    I have seen it mentioned in relation to similar reductions in velocities as 'BC is experiencing with a larger charge wgt in a given powder.

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    Thanks Prerylon- for what it's worth I'm using Aliant R-26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prerylyon View Post
    Any of you seasoned reloader's ever heard of a powder's "breakover point" or have any knowledge of it?

    Is it a real phenomena?

    I have seen it mentioned in relation to similar reductions in velocities as 'BC is experiencing with a larger charge wgt in a given powder.

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    Never heard or it. I'm kinda funny in my approach to reloading....old school & if it ain't broke, don't fix it. My loads for my 30-06 & 25-06 were developed over 40 years ago. They still perform to my expectations, so I don't screw around with the loads. When I got my .300 Wby, it took me a long time to get it where I was satisfied with it's performance. The only time I would look at a new load would be if I couldn't get one of the components (powder, bullet) any more.
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    When you have a load (and gun) that performs like this, why screw with it. Just shoot it and enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Never heard or it. I'm kinda funny in my approach to reloading....old school & if it ain't broke, don't fix it. My loads for my 30-06 & 25-06 were developed over 40 years ago. They still perform to my expectations, so I don't screw around with the loads. When I got my .300 Wby, it took me a long time to get it where I was satisfied with it's performance. The only time I would look at a new load would be if I couldn't get one of the components (powder, bullet) any more.
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    When you have a load (and gun) that performs like this, why screw with it. Just shoot it and enjoy!
    I can't disagree with your statement CC. BUT, I need to get it there first. You are quite the marksman and I hope to achieve the accuracy you're getting with your rifles (Nice work to you- kudos)

    It's also fun to tinker and learn new things as I am doing now so that I can shorten the learning curve when I start to reload for my other rifles as I'm still working on my first rifle with less than 1 year of reloading under my belt.

 

 
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