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Problem with belt cartridge

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Unread 10-21-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: Problem with belt cartridge

I'll load 4 or 5 of each , but I usually shoot groups of 3 . if three shots are grouping wide there is no sense shooting 5 . jim
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Unread 10-21-2011, 11:47 AM
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Re: Problem with belt cartridge

3 shots per load is fine for working up.

Then, pick your one or two best groups and try multiple 3 shot groups without changing anything to be sure it's repeatable.

Next, take the best load and repeat the whole process while changing the seating depth and holding everything else constant.

-- richard
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Unread 10-22-2011, 02:57 PM
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Re: Problem with belt cartridge

So the COL of my bullets seated to the cannelure is ~3.250.
Touching the rifling its ~3.320

I've made test rounds with COL, seating deeper in .010 increments such as:

3.320 (kissing)

and then some more normal 56.0gr with cannelure seating.

seems good?
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