I just bought a Remington 700 300 WSM
. I am new to loading this calibre and have a few questions in regards to Seating depth. I'm planing on shooting 168 gr ballistic tips. I figured out distance to the lands at 2.913. I tried a dummy round at 2.885 to start and it is still too long to fit in the mag. In the past with my Remington's shooting BT's I found .010 to 0.020 has been the sweet spot for shooting close to 0.5 moa. That was with my 22-250, .243, 25-06 and 300 WM.
My trouble now is the mag length. Looks like I am going to have to start seated in at least .060 to .070. I have found in the past that I usually get erratic groups.
I have been doing as much reading as I can. Sounds like the 300 WSM isn't as fussy and need to be seated super close to the lands?
Anyone have any tips or experience that they can share.