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Old 11-28-2008, 08:25 AM
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Re: Accubonds for Elk...

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ATH...
Good Shootn',
he must have been in shock!

I'm going to load a 100 rounds of 180 grain Accubonds,
...as that is what he wants.
I would like to use Lapua brass...
but, again will defer to the less costly Winchesters brass,
I don't think there is much difference.
Also, will use the Federal 215M primers.
Powder...hmmm not sure yet,
seems the Reloader is gaining in popularity!!
I use redding bushing dies,
guess i'll probably need a new bushing for different brass.
Anyone want to give me the short method on Length Overall,
how far off the lands????

Thanks all...for your response!

Bruce
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.

Good luck...
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:53 AM
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Re: Accubonds for Elk...

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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.

Good luck...
Thanks ATH...

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.

Bruce
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