Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:47 AM
Well, it's been a lot of years since I handloaded for my 7mm mags. Not to mention my lousy memory. But here goes.My GUESS (a disclaimer) is, it is either the brass NOT being properly full length sized, a head space problem or the extractor. I suspect the first, since it sounds like the rifle has had a few rounds through it over some time with your "reload" comment, & extractors being a less likely problem... even though it still could be (the problem).Also, the "shiny ring" is above the belt, typical of improper sizing on belted mags... aka; the shoulder not being set back far enough. In other words, after just a couple of reloadings, the area just above the belt can easily become swollen if the die is not properly full length sizing the brass, and is also the area you stated that the brass was stuck on & pic shows.IF the full length sizing is correct, then it is a headspace problem... which I would be more suspect of on a newer or less fired rifle than one that has been fired semi often, previously. Other than that, just make sure your brass are trimmed back to proper length (another common mistake), and that the O.A.L. of the round is not too long. But semi doubt these 2 being the problem, but wanted to mention.If you are not a backyard gunsmith, which I ain't, a real gunsmith or the manufacturer itself may need to look at it. Maybe?Good Luck on getting it resolved soon, on whatever the problem is.