Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Seating 6.5 mm's

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-25-2004, 09:07 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 112
Seating 6.5 mm\'s

Do you find heavy 6.5's (140's in particular) shoot most accurately hard into, touching, just off, or well off the lands????

Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-25-2004, 10:08 PM
    LDO LDO is offline
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: eagle,co
    Posts: 251
    Re: Seating 6.5 mm\'s

    most vld type bullets like to be seated into the lands[its just a matter of finding out how far]with the exception of the matchking,they particularly like to be seated just touching or just off-but there are exceptions.people have had great success seating the SMK .020 off the lands.i know david tubb did this with great results as does our own *wyowhisper*in his 30 cal.rifles.some people also seat the SMK well into the lands with good results.all in all there is no hard-fast rule,your particular rifle will let you know what it
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 02-26-2004, 06:54 AM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Wilmington NC
    Posts: 4,749
    Re: Seating 6.5 mm\'s


    Each gun, bullet and powder combo is a beast unto its own.

    However as stated generally the VLDs like them deep and Sierras just kissing or off.

    I load VLDs jammed (about .0400) shoot the ladder load development method to find the powder load combo and then fine tune seating depth with group testing.

    Those are general rules, but not always hard and fast. Your gun will tell you which way it likes.

    Good luck

    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: Seating 6.5 mm's
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    WTB: .308 Micrometer seating die bigsteve Reloading Equipment and Components 1 11-27-2010 05:17 AM
    Seating Die Slick Reloading 5 08-22-2010 07:10 AM
    Along with SS&MM's Idaho Wolf Article - but ELK royinidaho General Discussion 0 06-06-2006 09:48 PM
    Seating depth 300winnie Reloading 1 03-06-2006 11:39 AM
    Best seating die? moosehunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 07-29-2002 10:55 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC