Out last night and had a very scarry incident.
60grn V max in lapua case neck sized. 26grn Varget. Shooting some compressed loads as this lot of Lapua brass has smaller case capacity. All cases are correct length. Never had any issues before.
Waiting for a fox and had gently chambered round (bit tight feeling when chambered). Fox appears and tracked up field sits down so nice shot at about 150yds. Squeeze trigger and just a slight click, round not fired. Pointing rifle towards ground try to eject round, bolt lifts but wont come back.
Gulp live round in chamber cant eject round. Close bolt repeatedly and cannot eject round. Me very worried what the hell to do.
Try opening bolt with more force still wont eject round.
Close bolt and then resort to shooting round into ground mighty suprised that round fires!!!
Eject case and hole in primer.
Now occassional do have issues with holes in primers in compressed loads (CCI) but this is most likely to be due to them being soft (LH advocates using BR primers when loading heavy bullets in .223)
I use a Reddding match seating die to seat bullets, so COL should not be an issue.
As these cases have probably been used numerous times, would they benifit from a FL resize?
Will reload a small batch F/L and with BR primers.
Any advice would be most welcome.