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Unread 11-24-2005, 02:05 AM
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<font color="purple"> You can seat bullets firmly into the lands using starting loads and working up cautiously. .... You will also likely see better accuracy by jumping the bullets, </font>

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I think you meant better accuracy NOT jumping. It's generally recognized most guns shoot better close to or into the lands than jumping. <font color="red"> BUT THIS IS A EXCEEDING BAD IDEA </font> for Long Range Hunting as Festus says, when you eject the cartridge the bullet stays in the barrel and powder goes everywhere. It's a real mess to get out, and if you don't get it all out you will damage your ejector. Don't ask me how I know this.
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    Unread 11-24-2005, 09:29 AM
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    Re: bullet seating

    While doing a 2,000 round test with a Savage .223, I discovered the best accuracy was .015" off the rifling. Best group was .550" at 300 yards with Nosler 55 Balistic Tips. Typical was 7/8" ten shot group at 200 yards.

    Just for general info, I discovered .021" of throat errotion during the 2,000 rounds.
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    <font color="purple"> While doing a 2,000 round test with a Savage .223, I discovered the best accuracy was .015" off the rifling. Best group was .550" at 300 yards with Nosler 55 Balistic Tips. Typical was 7/8" ten shot group at 200 yards. </font>

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    A member of my local range has a new Savage 223 single shot and he was getting 1/2 MOA groups with cheap factory rounds. I wouldn't have believed it if I wasn't shooting next to him.
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