Re: Minimum SeatingDepth 175SMK 300WinMag
"Is an COAL 3.570 ok? Or should I get shorter?"
Goodness! We really can't answer that properly, we don't have your rifle to work with.
Minimum seating depth, or Maximum OAL, will be dependant on your chamber/throat and your magazine, not any figure listed in a loading manual. The shortest of the two limiting factors will limit your Max OAL, the minimum OAL you actually use will, or should, depend on what OAL/seating depth gets you the best accuracy.
Last edited by boomtube; 07-10-2009 at 09:00 PM.