Question about LA vs SA
I have finally found a source for a long action bolt stop for my T3 in 300 wsm and ordered it. When I first started to reload for my Tikka I minimally neck sized a piece of brass and using the jam method determined my max length with the bullet actually touching the lands.
Well I couldn't just leave well enough alone and after I ordered the replacement LA bolt stop and a LA mag (nearly a $95 total cost) I decided to see if I could successfully chamber and eject a shell with the bullet length set to only 0.005″ off the lands.
Sure enough with the dummy round sitting atop the mag, it cycled, loaded and ejected 20 consecutive times out of 20. Granted my present SA magazine is not long enough to accept and allow for smooth feeding of this round with the almost max COL, but the rifle it would seam has no problems cycling and ejecting it.
If in fact my longer loaded rounds will load and cycle from the new LA mag into to chamber with the standard short action bolt stop in place, I will still hang on to the LA bolt stop I bought as a back up incase the SA/BS ever brakes.
Anyone with a T3 Lite in 300 wsm have a similar experience? I'm sure the only way to confirm is to wait until I get my new LA magazine and try it out with rounds who's COL places the bullet only 0.010″ off the lands and see how they cycle. Still I was not expecting the max near length dummy round to be able to seemingly effortlessly eject 20x in a row.
Will try it out and report back with my findings.
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