Re: Jump to the lands and pressure spikes
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Now a follow on question.
If you have a long throat and seat the bullet out to touch the lands, is there any adverse effect from reduced contact area of the bullet and the case neck (assuming less than full length contact in the neck)?
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Again, "an old wives tale"...
It is often said that the bullet MUST be in the case at least one bore diameter (for WHAT reason???).
Not true... I have several bench rest grade rifles that have the bullet seated less than 1/4th of a bore diameter, and they shoot in the 2's (under .3") all the time. One of them has the bullets seated in the case 0.08"
My 300WM match rifle has the bullets seated 0.14" in the case... that's less than 1/2 of the bore diameter.
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