well, we've batted this around enough for how long?
Today, Beeman's son was supposed to shoot the mil bolt match with the rifle/ammo my GS usually uses (03A3 with 311291). I load up and go to the range. Match starts and B's son is BIG having trouble, even though he is a experienced shooter. Wut-da-hey? Well after after hammering the bolt open with my ice beater (3" dia cherry log about a foot long for clearing/bumping ice off the Jeep in winter) we load try to laod another and it won't go. I don't load stuff what won't work, so during the break between group and score targets we take a knife edge to the break on the ogive. It was hard enough to "chip" off. Just a guess, but I load for that rifle so the bolt cams down. Onliest problem is that these loads were from Nov 07 and more than likely WQ with something with antimony content. They were hard -- and apparently they were sitting there 'growing'. Really hard. Neat thing is that B's son shot some purdy good score targets for his first time to join us (young eyes ! ). Two things. As long as the base is good, a reasonably well loaded round will 'shoot' and boolits grow depending on alloy.
B's son had a good time, B had a good time, I had a good time, but man was it HOT. Rain a few days ago, and I bet by the time we finished it was near 100dF with 90+% humdidity. I don't even want to go outside right now.
Good time was had by all ! ! !