Savage Model 12 LRPV 6MM BR Norma (12 Twist)


March 23, 2013, 03:25 PM
I just got my Redding dies and was so excited to finally be able to load for this. Well I worked up a round and then decided to test fire it. Well I got a click and not bang. I ejected it and tried it several times. Nothing - not a dimple or nothing. Listed below is my load:

Norma 6mm BR Brass
Powder: IMR4895 Started with 30.5 gr
Bullet: 70 GR Sierra HPBT
Trim: 1.555
COAL: 2.150

Guys I am concerned. Got any ideas. Disturbed in NorthEast Florida. :(


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March 23, 2013, 04:39 PM
What brass prep did you do beforehand? What primers?

March 23, 2013, 04:45 PM
Do you have the Berger Manual? For a 69 grain bullet it is showing a COAL of 2.441.

Joe Meyer
March 23, 2013, 05:07 PM
This might be your problem. The Accutrigger could be set to light. Try it as heavy as it will go just to see if it goes bang.

March 23, 2013, 06:36 PM
I have brand new brass but i went ahead and full length them. the primers are winchester small. I am using my Sierra reloading manual i believe version 5. cant remember. there is no way you could get a coal of 2.441 on that cartridge. I started out with the seating die way out and it was at 2.300 and was about to come out of the cartridge. i am pretty sure on that coal. just so strange. Let me look at the accu trigger like Joe said. this is so strange. i mean the darn primer is not even dimpled. well get back to you all.

March 23, 2013, 06:59 PM
I checked out the video but i dont think that is my problem. i guess i will be calling savage monday. shesssssh. brand new gun.

March 24, 2013, 04:14 PM
Waiting to call savage in the morning. I keep looking on line and see real diff specs for the 6mm Norma br. I see posts saying coal of 2.44. There is no way it could be same cartridge. Weird. I sat bullet on top of cartridge and it comes to 2.31. Really confusing. But with all that said if I just put cartridge with only a primer it does not fire or dimple.

March 24, 2013, 07:37 PM
yeah, I doubt your issue is related to your ammo. Berger manual lists 2.441 as the COAL for all bullet weights. 2.441 is also listed as the max overall length which is consistent with info shown on 6mmbr site. Considering the 6BR Norma can be loaded up to 115 grain, and you are on the low end of the bullet weight spectrum, that's probably why your's so short. By seating it how you have, how far from the lands are you? I would assume the 1:12 twist lands are closer compared to a 1:8 twist which the heavier bullets are geared for. I guess in my initial post I didn't think through it. Just saw that major difference and wanted to throw a caution out.

March 24, 2013, 07:45 PM
Here's a pic from 6mmbr site. You can see a 70gr bullet is approx 0.3 shorter than a 105gr. That explains your length

March 24, 2013, 08:30 PM
Torque the bolt assembly screw down with the hex wrench. My Savage Axis is different, so i dont know if this has anything to do with your problem.:confused: This might help. Post #2 & link with photos.

March 25, 2013, 10:48 AM
Guys i figure out my problem. pretty dumb and novice for sure. I noticed last night that the bolt did not seem to be completely closing. in checking that was indeed the case. it is a screw in the scope mount. i removed it and it closed completely. i know grrrrrr.. the trigger was going click but i guess that was just the accutrigger setup and the pin was not contacting the primer which in this case was a good thing. cool. sorry for the dumb thread. shessssh. thanks for info on the bullet stuff JB27. that makes sense.

March 25, 2013, 11:35 AM
Hope the hole doesnt go into the chamber like this Savage. Link >

March 25, 2013, 01:02 PM
no thanks goodness. correcting tonight and will test.

March 25, 2013, 06:22 PM
Glad to hear it was an easy fix.

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