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Old 09-25-2013, 09:08 PM
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Re: Load development

I was thinking 10thou. Too short/long? What do y'all think?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: Load development

I like to start .010 from the lands, if that length fits the mag then I do an OCW. Then I verify the OCW, then I fine tune with seating depth. One other factor I use at the beginning is to be sure I have the bullet diameter seated in the neck. For example my 6.5 creedmoor seated .010 from the lands is only in the neck of the brass about .160 not the .264 I wanted so I seated the bullets so there was .260 in the neck which put me at a .110 jump. I did an OCW at that depth and found a great node at 43 grains, no need to monkey with seating depth.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:24 AM
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Re: Load development

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I like to start .010 from the lands, if that length fits the mag then I do an OCW. Then I verify the OCW, then I fine tune with seating depth. One other factor I use at the beginning is to be sure I have the bullet diameter seated in the neck. For example my 6.5 creedmoor seated .010 from the lands is only in the neck of the brass about .160 not the .264 I wanted so I seated the bullets so there was .260 in the neck which put me at a .110 jump. I did an OCW at that depth and found a great node at 43 grains, no need to monkey with seating depth.
+1... the bullet has to be in the neck deep enough to square up (1 caliber or so), even if it means more jump to the lands. Not usually a problem with lr pills, but a varminter can get bit by this.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:20 AM
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Re: Load development

Thanks for all the help guys. This has saved me lots of time and grief.
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