Originally Posted by Iron Worker
Where in relation to rifling are you seating your bullets? 97grs of Retumbo now that is a stiff load !!!! Mine were touching the lands. What rifle? H1000 didn't do the trick for me with that bullet weight.
Rem 700 LSS. I don't know how far off the rifling I am, but COAL is 3.64" if I remember. That is about as long as I could go and still fit in the mag box. There aint much of that long bullet sticking out of the case!
My 7mm RUM has a super long throat, couldn't get to the lands with the 160 AB and still have enough bullet in the case neck to feel comfortable. I don't know if this one has a long throat but I want to use it as a repeater, so it is a moot point for now.
That was an interesting point brought out about the ball powders, but I'll just see where I get with the 7828 to simplify things if I can. Using the same powder for several different large capacity cases would definitely be nice.