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Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

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Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

Is there a "magic number" of seating these or at least a good place to start? I can seat very shallow and still have room in the magazine.

7mm RM is the gun in question.

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    Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

    I dont think there is any rule of thumb for jacketed (non-mon0metal) bullets. I like seating them about .010 - .020 off the lands, then maybe experiment with differnt depths.

    Mark

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    IF you have the mag OAL, seat them into the lands about .020, If not, seat them as far out as the mag will allow and then work backwards.

    That way you only have one way to go. No point seating in the middle and then trying to figure to go up or down.

    Do not make little .005 jumps. test at .020-.040 intervals to find a spot and then fine tune.

    BH
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    Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

    I load mine at .020 and they are extremely accurate.
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    Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

    I thought .020-.040" from the lands was a good rule of thumb printed in several reloading manuals. I wouldn't really recommend jamming a hunting bullet into the lands. That is unless you like digging powder out of your magazine.
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    Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

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    IF you have the mag OAL, seat them into the lands about .020, If not, seat them as far out as the mag will allow and then work backwards.

    That way you only have one way to go. No point seating in the middle and then trying to figure to go up or down.

    Do not make little .005 jumps. test at .020-.040 intervals to find a spot and then fine tune.

    BH
    That has got to be the worst piece of advice I have ever read, for obvious reasons to anybody very experienced. All I can say is WOW!
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    Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

    Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

    I would read that and go from there. Seemed to work well for me despite using accubonds instead of bergers.

    Oddly enough, the article seems to second what BountyHunter said.

    Oh, my Accubonds in a 270Win like - 0.07

    Chris
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