Inconsistent Lapua bullet length
When I got my 6.5X47, I picked up some 123 grain scenars to try in it. They shot very well, so I later ordered a few hundred more. With the first batch, I seated them to 2.164" at the ogive, which gave an overall length of 2.736" (the published max length in the Vhitavouri load manual). With the bullets I ordered more recently, I again loaded them to 2.164" at the ogive, but now the overall length is around 2.721.
Not a huge difference and I expect they'll shoot about the same. But I was surprised to see this in Lapua. Of course, I only recently got my bullet comparator, so until just a little while ago, I was only measuring overall length. Maybe this kind of thing is common. Anyone else have any experience with this?