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260 Remington OAL

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

never tried it with a FL die, i think you might encounter resistance from the body sizing before hitting the case mouth but maybe not, its probably worth a try.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:02 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

Are you able to seat them out further and fit in the mag? Or, were you planning on feeding one at a time?

With a short action I typically go as long as will fit in the mag and also have a bullet diameter seated in the neck. If I have both of those I do an OCW test to determine the best load. My 6.5 Creedmoor shoots lights out with 130 bergers .120 from the lands, that is as close to the lands as I could get and still have .260 in the neck. The 140 bergers are seated at .070 and the 140 AMAX are at .030 all three loads are .5 moa due to OCW testing and are not dependant on seating depth.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

I should have room in my magazine.. What are the dangers of seating too far out? Just jamming around in the chamber? Wouldn't I be able to feel the bullet meeting the lands when I pushed the bolt in? Or if it jams and I shoot it will there be potential damage?
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

The possible dangers would be higher pressure and the bullet staying in the barrel when ejecting an unfired round causing powder to spill into the action. For a hunting round I would stay at least .005-.010 from the lands. I don't think you would be able to feel it hit the lands but you should be able to see the rifling marks on the bullet if it stays in the brass.

I would invest in a Hornady OAL guage to be sure.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:30 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

Geez I feel like everywhere I turn around I gotta spend some more money. But I don't want any pressure issues either.

EDIT: I'm going to just see if my gunsmith has one I can use.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

I set the bullet longer then kept shortening it until it fell out with gravity, which would insure for sure that it is not touching the lands? Or should I shorten a little more? I was setting at 2.800, it stopped falling out at 2.8735. But my increments weren't really small, I think 2.877 was before the final number it stuck at.

Should I see some decent accuracy increase? Should I back off further?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:59 PM
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Re: 260 Remington OAL

You need to find someone who reloads to walk you through this as you obviously have never reloaded just to be safe
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