I'm fairly new to reloading. By new I mean only one caliber, trying to develop hunting and plinking loads.
Started out with 168 SMKHPBT and have had alright accuracy. (Inside of 7 inches for 5-10 shot groups) Not quite down to precision and accuracy. I have been wanting to try and get a load down for Barnes TSX and or TTSX bullets, all 168 grain.
My issue is the OAL or the seating depth. All my cases I neck size only, and all my brass is all initially single fired factory ammo brass before I resize. Factory Federal ammo measures out at 2.8" OAL. and chambers with no issue. 100% every time. But once I seat my bullet for 2.8"OAL, and chamber it, it feels like its pressing on the rifling. And starts to fight fully engaging the bolt. It has to be at 2.7" in order to chamber correctly. It is frustrating as all hell because it tends to make every load a 'crush' load. which I'm trying to avoid at the moment. Any one have ANY idea on what the problem may be or any ideas on how to resolve the issue? Much appreciation for any info.
P.S. My gun is a Rem. 700.
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