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Unread 06-15-2010, 03:14 PM
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.243 Seating depth

I have a .243 in a REM 700 CDL when I seat a 95 gr Berger VLD to the lands the jacket of the bullet is only into the neck about 50-60% of the total neck length. Any opinions.
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    Unread 06-15-2010, 03:22 PM
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    Re: .243 Seating depth

    If there is a cal of bullet bearing held, it's plenty enough.
    How's it shoot there?
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    Unread 06-15-2010, 03:35 PM
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    Re: .243 Seating depth

    I havent got a chance to shoot it yet. Just got it bedded and trigger adjusted. I will be loading up a load tonight and shooting it tonight. figured I'd start .015 off the lands. Any suggestions on powder I was going to try 4350
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    Re: .243 Seating depth

    I have a 243 that shoot's 95 bergers at 3075 fps. That's with 42gr's of H4350, Lapua brass and WLR primers. Shoot's 3/4 " at 200 yds.
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    Unread 06-15-2010, 03:56 PM
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    Re: .243 Seating depth

    What kind of gun and how much jump of jam do you have.
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    Unread 06-15-2010, 04:17 PM
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    Re: .243 Seating depth

    In my Rem 700 243 using 95VLD's, w-w brass, 46.5grs. IMR7828ssc, and 215m, Im getting 3090fps and .445" 3 shot groups @ 200yds. I found the best seating depth was a 0.050 jump. I used Bergers method of finding the sweet spot. Using a comparator gauge the length to the lands was 2.290". I load them at 2.240". I screwed around with a lot of seating depths before I finally took Bergers advise. Try it, it works!
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    Unread 06-15-2010, 06:20 PM
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    Re: .243 Seating depth

    It's a Savage Model 12 26" barrel. I think I am jumping 0.013. From base to ogive is 2.287"
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