- MemberAugust 23, 2020 at 6:26 pm
Hi All, not sure this is the best discussion group so apologies if I should have chosen Reloading or another… anyway, I’ve just recently got my T3x Superlite in 6.5 Creedmoor up and running and am trying to find the best load for the rifle in preparation for hunting season. Today was my second day at the range with it. First day was spent zeroing the scope and I put 18 Hornady American Whitetail 129gr Interlock down range. Good groups of 3, best at about .75″ using a Lead Sled. Was back today and put another bunch of Hornady American Whitetail and Hornady Precision Hunter 143gr ELD-X down range this time using just a bi-pod; was able to get some 1 MOA groups (its me not the rifle). BUT when I tried to load the Nosler 6.5 Creedmoor 142Gr AccuBond LongRange I was unable to chamber the round. Cartridges went in the Mag just fine, but I could not close the bolt on them. Tried multiple cartridges. Finally, went back to Hornady to make sure something hadn’t happened, and the Hornady fired fine.
Any thoughts on what could be going wrong? Why won’t the Noslers load? Has anyone else experienced this?
- ModeratorAugust 24, 2020 at 9:05 am
Hi it might be just tour chamber is m/ced on the short side , also imo going over the 140 gn bullets might be slightly too long for the camber , to check both of the above measure your chamber and then check it against the nosler
- MemberAugust 25, 2020 at 9:56 pm
Well, he is a bit of a Hater though, but still…
- ModeratorAugust 26, 2020 at 8:50 am
Don’t know why I just cannot listen to that man lol it just sends me to sleep , I’m not saying he’s right or wrong
- MemberAugust 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm
I know exactly what you mean. And when his phone is ringing in the background, I always think the rotary dial phone from my childhood ended up in his office…
If he is right or wrong is hard to say for me, I don’t have his expertise or knowledge. But I am sure that due to tolerance issues some ammo won’t work in some rifles.
His rand on 6.5 CD and .300 PRC and 6.5 PRC is a typical old man can’t accept what new engineers design type of deal. But he certainly has knowledge that is beyond the average
- MemberAugust 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm
It sounds like the cartridge is a little too long for your chamber. Try applying permanent marker over the entire bullet. Then carefully insert the cartridge by hand. First try firmly pushing on the back of the cartridge with your finger and then remove the cartridge to have a look. (you might need to push it out with a cleaning rod) Where on the bullet is the marker color scraped or smudged?
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