Re: New .22 Cal Matchking
Jeff, Once again great information, and for clarifying the JLK length issue.
I have a similar philosophy to you on seating depth, as depending on the bullet type, I either start .010 out, and move further out, or start about .010 in, and then move further in if necessary. However, seating .050 into the lands took my breath away, as I confess to not having the courage to try further than about .025 into the lands, as I try to avoid getting the unpleasant experience of having a chamber full of powder if I have to extract the round without firing.
Interested to hear that you got significantly more shots out of a cut rifled barrel, and that you preferred using barrels with an odd number of grooves. You also mentioned that the odd number of grooves seemed to be easier on everything. Did you mean it was easier on bullet jackets, (less fouling) and produced less chamber pressure? Regards, Brian.