Re: Operator error or what?
I'm surprised you are able to seat that close to the lands with a new Remington. Most remington factory rifles nowadays come with a long throat.
The COAL listed in the manuals is not a dimension you have to adhere to and you can seat your bullets so you have a COAL that will work in your rifle.
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