Originally Posted by ATH
I can tell you what I did -- the sharpie method. I seated a bullet long in a dummy case, and seated it deeper and deeper until the bolt would just close (ie bullet was contacting the lands). Then a set back like .05, and that was the length I seated to. When you say OAL I assume you mean measured to the ogive, the true OAL to the tip of the bullet is IMO a useless measurement in reloading except in making sure you can feed from the mag.
I don't have one of those fancy tools from Sinclair to measure the bullet ogive,
I think I can accomplish similiar results, using your advice...
thank you again!
I assume that once there are no scratches on the bullet, (i.e. marked bullet with sharpie),
I set it back about 0.05 more,
...again assuming this (0.05) is an arbitray number?
Also...making certain the round functions through the rifle's magazine,
Then give it a go...see what happens at the range.