Re: bullet runout
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Achieving .000-.005" run out is near impossible and is not needed, especially in a hunting cartridge.
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Did you mean .000 - .0005"? As .005" is easy to achieve with good brass and procedures. I reloaded 35 rounds for my 7RM this weekend, only 3 rounds were more than .002", They were around .0035". Most of the others were around .001-.0015" runout with several being less than .001". Measurements were taken 1/4" back from the tip on the loaded round using a Sinclair Concentricity gauge.
BUT, this is with GOOD Brass (Norma in this case). With mixed brass that has large neck thickness variations, I've seen typical .007-,008" runouts. In my opinion, it comes down to #1 starting with good brass #2 good procedures to not mess it up.
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
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