I just registered, and look forward to visiting with some of you, and learning a few things. I realize this forum is primarily for folks from Alaska, and I am from Alberta, but I hope that's not a problem. I've spent most of my life in the Yukon - does that count? I currently shoot a 1940's Husqvarna in 6.5x55, and an earlier Browning BLR in 358 Win. I love both guns, although they're very different to handle and shoot.
A few quick questions about the Swede. 1) What model would the gun be, as it was made in the 1940's? 2) What kind of pressures will that model safely handle? I've done some reloading for it, and the hottest load I've tried is 50 gr. of RL22 with a Nosler BT 120 gr. bullet, and that seems pretty hot to me. A lot hotter than factory. The powder is probably slightly compressed with that load. I realize that bullet seating depth makes a big difference in pressure, so 3) Is there a table of some kind that shows how pressure changes with depth of seating?
I want to get as much performance as I safely can from the Swede, but I definitely want to stay at least a little ways from the edge.
Thanks, and hi again.