close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

Load development

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Unread 09-25-2013, 09:08 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Scroggins, TX
Posts: 63
Re: Load development

I was thinking 10thou. Too short/long? What do y'all think?
Reply With Quote
  •   #9  
    Unread 09-25-2013, 09:41 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: ID
    Posts: 543
    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.
    Reply With Quote

      #10  
    Unread 09-26-2013, 07:24 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: May 2012
    Posts: 4,138
    Re: Load development

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 8andbait View Post
    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.
    Reply With Quote
      #11  
    Unread 09-26-2013, 08:20 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: Scroggins, TX
    Posts: 63
    Re: Load development

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

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC