...what the term "bullet seating into the lands" means?
I've been reloading long enough to understand the basics, however, I've always wondered what constitutes "into the lands/rifling".
With a particular bullet that I am currently experimenting, I've been advised to "seat into the lands"....ok....what exactly does that mean?
- Obviously contacting the lands?
(bullet almost sticks when round is not fired and ejected from the chamber)
- Somewhat touching the lands?
(Rifling is making obvious marks on the ogive)
- Lightly touching the lands?
(Very slight marks are being left by the rifling)
All of the above three seating depths are "into the lands" yet all three are very different....or....would the differences between these three seatings not constitute enough variation to effect accuracy anyway?
Interested in some technical details!!!