I have a long action in the works, in trying to figure out how much freebore to run with 180's or 195's to still magazine feed with some room to chase lands. What are y'all running? This rifle needs to feed reliably for elr matches.
I had a 28 Nosler built on Defiance LA with Badger M5 bottom metal using 338 CIP mags (3.850") and had plenty of room using the Berger 195 EOL's. I have since sold the rifle, so I don't remember what my COAL was? However, I currently have the same setup in a 30 Nosler and am loading the Berger 230-Hybrids to 3.700". Reliability and smooth feeding on both platforms.
I have this figured out. I am having Jeremy Lair fit and chamber the rifle. We spoke at lengths about this issues. Feel free to pm me.Jumping in on this thread.. wondering the exact same info. I've contacted Ryan as well, very nice guy very helpful but I'm using a r700 donor and he only works with custom actions.. currently working with Mark at accuracy ordinance.
Any info on this would be helpful. Using 338 CIP length mags.
P.S. @NorthWesterner didn't mean to highjack your thread. Just looking for the same info.