Some of you may have seen some of my posts and know that I prefer the standard calibers 270, 280, and 30-06. However, I got a really good deal on a S/S Winchester 70 in 300 WSM. The first range sessions for accuracy were pitiful and my reloads were hard to chamber. So against my better judgment I went all in on a custom barrel job (Lilja), and stock (McMillan). The finished rifle has been completely accurized and blueprinted by a very competent gunsmith. However, my hand loads are still hard to close the bolt on. Accuracy is there with 180gr accubonds shooting consistent 1/2" groups at 3075 fps (27" Barrel). I went back to the gunsmith and had him check the chamber, its perfect. I have adjusted my dies, changed dies, adjusted bullet seating depth, and the bolt still closes hard on hand loads only factory loads are fine. I have been reloading for 20+ years and have never had this problem on the 31 different calibers (I counted my dies, that's a whole other thread) I have loaded for. What am I doing wrong? any help would be greatly appreciated. If I can't find a solution this rifle is going to find its way to the used rack at the gun shop.