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Unread 03-27-2009, 02:04 PM
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berger seating depth?

how far off the lands is everyone shooting these bullets?I will be shooting 6.5-140's and just trying to get a starting point.
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Unread 03-27-2009, 02:23 PM
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Re: berger seating depth?

I start with VLD's for fire forming brass at .010" in the lands. Then start moving out .005" at a time to .010" off the lands. Look for a sweet spot in the groups at 300 to 500 yards and the lowest ES. The last rifle we worked up was a 300 win with 210's. They liked .005" in the lands. All are different and you need to find what your rifle likes.

In my Weatherby's with freebore I just load them .020" short of the mag box length. Although I have no first hand experience with RUM's, I would think since they too have the freebore it would work for them like the Wby mags.

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Unread 03-28-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: berger seating depth?

Read the "Sticky" at the top of the "Reloading" section.
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