Originally Posted by Tang
I just got finished checking the max OAL on my Ruger M77. With a 180gr Partiton, they hit the lands at 3.531".
So should I start loading loading them at 3.51" to load single shot style ? Would that be best for accuracy ? Sorry for the noob questions, but Im fairly new to reloading.
I thought you were going to load 180 Hornady Interlocks? If so you'll have to measure the OAL with each different make of bullet, because they'll all be different.
But yes, .020 to 0.030 is a commonly recommended distance to seat the bullets back from the lands. You can also try some short enough to fit in your magazine also, and they may shoot well there also.