Originally Posted by bullets1st
Just tried the collet puller and it jacket up the bullets and the die is stuck in the press....damn, but initially i was gonna use the inertia puller due to the only minor marks on the bullet.
Does 1 gr. of powder really make a big diffrence though?
That is really up to your gun and what weight bullet you are using. I just looked at my reload manual and IMR 4895 loaded at 48 grains is the max load for a 165 grain bullet.
As for pressure it depends on the age and quality of your rifle. A friend of mine shoots lots of bullets that are loaded beyond published data and doesn't see any dangerous pressure signs on his shot cases and on the computer readout program he uses when he tests new loads.
Is the load compressed? How close is the bullet to the lands? Lots of variables. If you've shot lots of 30'06 at 48 grains and there is no danger sign then I would venture to say that yes will be fine.
To test if the bullets are fine. Load two rounds with 48.5 grains and fire those and inspect them before you shoot the bullets loaded with 49 grains. If the 48.5's come out without any danger signs then you should be fine with 49 grains.
I am not giving you license to throw discretion in the wind though