Originally Posted by JP Hunter
What is C.O.A.L. -3.671 "I know the new guy is asking dumd questions" ?
JPH - C.O.A.L. stands for Calculated Over All Length, as I understand it. It refers to the length of the loaded round, in this case 3.671 inches. This info is useful in whether you can run this out of your magazine / box for loading rounds, or whether you will have to use the loaded round single shot (the round is too long to fit in the magazine/blind box). Also, it lets you know how deeply someone is seating their bullets in the cartridge case - some reloaders like to seat the bullet 'at the lands' 'into the lands' etc.
A good way to polish up on your vocabulary is to read a reloading manual, or do a search of the forum topics, once you get the hang of it, the search function is the way to go, as there usually is lots of posts to read on single subjects...
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