Thanks Gentlemen. It's a labor of love. I've seen your rifles, too. They're all awesome. Now....get her shooting and drop a few Caifornia hogs. By the way, you can see the effects of our drought here. This ranch is 150,000 acres and not a hog to be seen. The fog in the picture is coming from Monterey. That's where the ranch that I'll be hunting with this gun is. Plenty of water there. Here, the philosophy is..where there's mud, there are hogs.
Thanks Glenn. Yes. The entire upper is Houlding Precision, including their nickel boron bcg with Daniel Defense 6.8 bolt. They're personal friends and make products that are second to none, IMHO. We are working on using their IrishCurse brake for the larger 5/8x24 thread pattern. Makes perfect sense to use their components with this BHW barrel. Shoots like a dream. And yes, thank you Rich for posting. I can do it now that I have my photobucket account set up.
Ok...I did some chamber measuring with the Barnes 130 TSX and three fully formed cases. I got the same measurement on three cases on three trials.....2.410, every time by slowly working the bolt on a slightly expanded case mouth. Great tension, but easy to seat the bullet. My mags...ASC, allow efficient seating to 2.30. That leaves a .11 jump. My beginning load will be what I see as your successes...29.2 grains of RL7 and ladder up from there. Thoughts? Concerns?