I've been setting up to load some shells for my new Savage FVSS 22-250. As I stated in one of my other questions, I'm new to rifle loading but not reloading in gereral.
I've searched for loads for 22-250s similar (same rate of twist and barrel legnth) to mine. One thing I've noticed is some guys post the distance off the lands for their loads. How critical is this compared to the OAL?
I measured the distance to the lands on my rifle. Right or wrong this is the way I did it. I took a once fired brass and had fed it into the resize die until it would hold a bullet very firm but I could still pull it out by hand. Then with the bullet pulled out long I would chamber the mt shell to seat the bullet, then measure it with my digital caliper. The anvil on my mic was to small to measure off the base so I used the caliper. I averaged 10 measurements to get the distance, 2.4630 was the average.
I going to load Varget under Hornady 55gr V-MAX bullets. I measured the factory loaded Hornady 55gr V-Max they averaged 2.3430, .120 off the lands.
Is there an acceptable range? How close is to close or to far?
Thanks, please be patient as I will have other questions I'm sure.