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#6789517 - 06/10/17 04:26 PM So that just happened
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I spent the morning shooting and all of a sudden the bolt shroud goes flying. I guess I'll be ordering the aluminum replacement and maybe reduce my load a little. I did have two pierced primers but I've probably shot 150 or so of this same load with zero issues.

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#6789526 - 06/10/17 04:38 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Yea might want to throttle back a little. Warm temps tend show the hot loads that are too hot..... no matter the powder cool
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#6789565 - 06/10/17 05:54 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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How's the boltface look? Man that sucks.
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#6789571 - 06/10/17 06:03 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Bolt face looks fine . I shot about 20-30 rounds after it popped off. I didn't think 36 grains of varget pushing the 143 eld x was hot but I guess it is.

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#6789576 - 06/10/17 06:08 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Bolt shroud is an easy fix. I've got one from glades armory and one from coretac. Wouldn't be a bad idea to have Tony give it a once over though.
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#6789604 - 06/10/17 06:55 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Originally Posted By: Cattleman
36 grains of varget pushing the 143 eld x was hot but I guess it is.


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#6789632 - 06/10/17 07:33 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Yes sir.

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#6789698 - 06/10/17 09:00 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Flush your trigger good.
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#6789701 - 06/10/17 09:01 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Also how many rounds since the last cleaning? Could have formed a carbon ring that will cause a pressure spike.
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#6789708 - 06/10/17 09:11 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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The rifle has only 170 rounds total fired.

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#6789715 - 06/10/17 09:26 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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I would invest in a new bolt while I was at it.
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#6789744 - 06/10/17 09:53 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Nonsense.
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#6789755 - 06/10/17 09:59 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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OK.
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#6789759 - 06/10/17 10:04 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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I did go ahead and pull everything apart and clean it . I don't think the load was too hot but I'm going to try dropping down to 35.8 grains since I'm using a different lot of powder maybe it's hotter than the last lot. I didn't have anymore pierced primers after the shroud blew off. I contacted the gunsmith with some pics and he said everything looked fine and probably was just don't shoot anymore of that ammo. I did however finish what I had loaded up with no problem.

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#6789763 - 06/10/17 10:11 PM Re: So that just happened [Re: Cattleman]
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Standard procedure, when moving to a new lot of powder, is to re-tweak the load. Go to the old powder charge, on a short action,-.6 gr, -.4 gr, -.2 gr, even with the old load, +.2 gr, +.4 gr, +.6 gr. Stop when you see pressure.

And your incident is why, as well as making sure your rifle keeps shooting to its' potential.
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