Re: Advice on bullet seating depth Berger 95 grain hybrid
Ok, I have an older Berger manual that was published before the new hunter hybrids came out and three others Sierra, Speer and Norma that I have used for loading all of my pistol calibers (32 SW long, 32 ACP, 380 ACP, 38 special and 45 ACP and 9mm). I must admit I have been too cheap to buy the new Berger manual with all the money being spent on rifle reloading supplies. I have emailed Berger; however, have not received a reply as of today - 8 March 2013. They may inundated just like every other provider in the market today.
I did read the article by Dan Newberry and he seems to indicate to find a length that still will allow your magazine to function and somewhat downplays the importance of seating depth.
I have been amazed at all of the literature and variables for rifle shooting much more so than for pistol. And the arguments over many of these variables such as case weight are on opposite sides of the spectrum whether or not it is important to accuracy. I was reading a debate on case weight on another forum where two authors started name-calling each other over the issue.
The bullet comparator came in today and I used the suggestion of polishing the bullet with steel wool and reinserting it into the rifle. I looked on the bullet and very faint lines could be seen. I then placed the blank round into the comparator and the caliper read 2.1571 inches. So is this the starting depth in which to vary the seating?
Last edited by merbeau; 03-08-2013 at 07:44 AM.
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