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Old 01-23-2004, 07:13 PM
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As long as a person has control over the cartridge overal legnth of his round with space in the mag box would it be better to seat the bullet right after the shoulder ends or where the neck ends and the shoulder starts to have more capacity?
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Old 01-23-2004, 07:22 PM
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Re: seat depth

Seat them where they shoot the best. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: seat depth

Start at max COAL (bullet on lands) and work your way back until you find the "sweet spot". If the base is seated too far into the case, you are exerting (and wasting) valuable pressure on a Y axial plane and basically "compressing" the base of the bullet rather than using that same, wasted, energy on propelling the bullet forward.
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Old 01-26-2004, 05:16 PM
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Re: seat depth

So in other works I should seat it longer than shorter and work back?
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Re: seat depth

yep!
Some times ya gotta shovem into the lans .001-.010 in order to get em to shoot. Try making em shorter first though. You'll find a sweet spot.
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Old 01-26-2004, 08:28 PM
 
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Re: seat depth

When you load a round into the lands how do you know if the bullet moves into the case a little? If it does wouldn't it be a little different for each round? What happens to pressure when loaded into the lands?
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Old 01-27-2004, 07:43 AM
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Re: seat depth

sticking the bullets around .010 into lands shouldnt move the bullets back into the case providing you have good neck tension,it will just engrave them a bit.as far presuure goes with sticking them into the lands,when i work up loads i usually start in the lands and work my my way back.i will start around .010 into the lands and use the ladder method,stepping up the powder until i see a sweet spot there[good velocities,low sd,and a degree of accuracy],while checking for pressure signs. once i find a good spot for the powder, i move the bullets back in .003 increments to find the sweet spot for seating.if i lose velocity when moving them back or lose the sweet spot on the powder i simply work back up using the ladder method again looking for that sweet spot.my-2-dave
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