If you’re lucky, continued firing of over-warm handloads will result only in certain parts stretching, rather than breaking. Headspace, for instance, might grow because the bolt lugs are stressed. If you’re unlucky, the rifle’s action can come apart all at once. This happened a few years ago to a friend who was fond of loading rounds beyond normal velocities—and hence pressures. He got lucky. The right side of the action blew, sending the heavy scope over his left shoulder and into the side of a building over 30 feet away—instead of into his face. HE OBSERVED NO “PRESSURE SIGNS” BEFORE THE RIFLE CAME APART but had been shooting hot loads in the same varmint rifle for over a year. "ENDQUOTE"
**no warning signs or not, what did he expect, continuously shooting over pressure loads ?? STUPIDITY AT ITS FINEST IMHO !!
I'm thinking you took a pic of everything you ever owned or did back in the day....LMFAO
Sooo Joe..how did you know if your load was showing signs of overpressure wayyy back in the day, if those old ways are/were no good ?
Regardless of his opinion, that's how I learned to look for pressure. It's well documented by some famous shooter and writers too. ..in fact, I still do it that way...look for flattened primers...sticky bolt..."smiley faces" on the case rim...and primer metal back flow into the firing pin hole.
If any of those show...I STOP !.. I can put up with a few flattened primers for a hunting load if need be..it's usually only 1 or 2 shots per season after load development...lol
Heres the burn rate chart for primers. IF I HAVE TO (( and I never do since I've gone to Winchester exclusively)) I'll sub any mag for any mag and any standard for any standard primer.
Primer Burn rate ..fastest to slowest
Fed 215 .......this is the hottest burning primer...any load calling for this will take any magnum primer
WLRM ...........same thing..these and the Feds are lamost identical
Rem 9 ½ M
WLR...this and the fed 210 are almost identical in burn rate and are interchangeable
F210 ....same as above
Rem 9 ½
Small Rifle Primers
Rem 7 ½
Rem 6 1/2