Re: Load development procedure?
I first determine the overall length for the bullet I am loading, subtract .010" from that number and that is my seating depth. I don't vary the seating depth again.
In over 25 years of reloading the only time I have had to vary the seating depth was when trying to get the 168gn VLD Berger to shoot accurately in a 700P in 7Mag. I tried .010, jammed, .005, .020, .030. I tried four or five powders and two or three primers. I never did get those darn things to shoot and shot the whole box trying! I gave up. JohnnyK.