First dabble at reloading over the weekend - shot a five shot 1/2" group with 90gn Nosler BT's over 42gn of 414 (which is right in the middle of the range for this powder bullet combo) so was obviously quite chuffed
However, couple of things I wasn't sure of:
1) the bolt handle was slightly tight on a couple of rounds - nothing major, but maybe 20% stiffer to initially open the bolt than normal, but the case withdrew and extracted with no additional force. Is this a sign the pressures are too high? No sign of any problems on the primer though.
2) There was a lot of condensation in the chamber after one round - barrel was warm, sunny dry day but when I chambered and ejected the next round I discovered it had quite a lot of moisture on the surface. Never had this before from factory loads. Any thoughts?
Probably worrying over nothing, but better safe than sorry!