Oh, it seems to be safe, I've put many full-power surplus loads through it over the years, and the only thing that happens is holes in the target and bruises on my shoulder.
Wouldn't deviate from my manuals, of course, but just because it's in the manual that doesn't mean my rifle will stabilize it. :-)
Also, to clarify, I'm specifically concerned with the suitability of the twist rate and the appropriate throating to avoid overpressure conditions.
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Last edited by Daekar; March 4, 2013 at 06:15 AM.