Originally Posted by dave1
I have redding dies in 223 remington, I am trying to load the 50 grain hornady v-max, case is cut to the trim to length witch is 1.750.
The hornady book says to seat the 50 grn at 2.200 . I have my seater bottomed out and I cant get 2.200.
Now multiple bullets have the same measurement(2.200), so I will have an issue with more then the v-max.
I reload a few different calibers , I have Decent reloading equipment. Anyone know what the problem is? I say its the die? Am I missing something? The gun is a single shot .
Why do you have to seat to book specs?
I would be finding the maximum OAL for that bullet, and seat .010"-.015" off the lands to start with.
I have found that most book specs for seating depth are quite a ways off, normally you can seat much further out than book specs, and the load will be more accurate.
You might find that you can seat well out past 2.260" with most 50gr 22cal bullets.