First off, kinda new here so please bare with me. I just had a 300 Win Mag built. I am reloading for it and in measuring the distance to the rifling, I have to seat my bullets (in this case Berger 190 VLD) WAAAY out there to contact the rifling. I measured 3.744" COAL and 3.033" to ogive using the Hornady / Stoney Creek gauge. Does this sound right??? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I will add though I could seat the 210 VLD bullets out .100" longer and still have 100% of the neck contacting the bearing surface. That would leave 100% of the case volume available with only the boat tail hanging in the powder area.
does seem like a long measurement but sounds like he is doing it correctly. Thats why I mentioned that he may need to switch bullets if he cant reach his lands and still have shank in the neck. Obviously I dont shoot bergers so my experience is limited but I have tried them a few times. and it sounds like a less finicky ogive or maybe the hybrid is gonna be a winner here
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