6.5 Creedmoor Chamber Issue. Need Help

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  1. RaptorAddict

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    I just recently acquired a TRG in 6.5 Creedmoor. I had ran the Hornady 140gr EDL my first round with no issues. I just started reloading with Peterson Brass LR with 139gr Lapua Scenar bullets. Powder is VV N555. I calibrated my COAL off the VV reloading Data which stated 2.717". When I tried to slide a round into the chamber, the bullet tip is striking and jamming against the chamber wall and not entering the chamber. Has anyone had this issue? Trying to figure out why this would happen. Do I need to seat further down? That'll just end up increasing my pressure. Any advice would help. Thanks!!!

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Beings your the one with the rifle, brass & bullets in hand, it would seem you are in a much better position to analyze the problem than any of us. If it were me, I would make up a dummy round starting with a COAL that is the maximum length your magazine or freebore will allow & then incrementally shorten it until it feeds. If that doesn't do it your problem lies elsewhere. The COAL given in a loading manual is not where I would start. COAL that works best can vary from rifle to rifle & bullet to bullet. Finding the COAL that both feeds & is accurate is the quest.
     
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    I have a strange feeling my mag wasn't seated all the way. I'll know once I get home from work. I'll kick my rear if that's all it is. But I'll be happy if that's all it is.
     
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    I tried to actually bend the mag lips out just a hair on each side. That made a world of a difference. Now cycles like butter. Have any of you seen this issue before? Could it be that the mags for the .308 and 6.5 are the same and need adjusting for the 6.5?
     
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    I believe that is one pretty common modification people do to their TRG's. The mags are the same for both calibers, but 308 also benefits from the wider feed lips. I wonder why they aren't made that way to begin with.
     
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    I agree. At the price point they are at, I would assume there should be zero issues. At least when it comes to feeding rounds from the mag. Shooter, or loader error I would understand.
     

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