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Unread 10-18-2012, 03:35 PM
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Seating Berger VLD Bullets

A friend and I are both having problems keeping our seating depth of our bullets consistent. We set our seating dies and seat a bullet lock it down and the next bullet might seat .008 different from the previous bullet and it continue's to change from bullet to bullet. We are both loading Berger VLD me a 7MM Rem Mag 168 GN and him a 300 Win Mag with a 210 gn. Is anyone else experiencing this kind of seating problems? Any help would be appriciated.
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    Re: Seating Berger VLD Bullets

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    A friend and I are both having problems keeping our seating depth of our bullets consistent. We set our seating dies and seat a bullet lock it down and the next bullet might seat .008 different from the previous bullet and it continue's to change from bullet to bullet. We are both loading Berger VLD me a 7MM Rem Mag 168 GN and him a 300 Win Mag with a 210 gn. Is anyone else experiencing this kind of seating problems? Any help would be appriciated.
    Your not having an issue, your only thinking that you are because your measuring the bullets from the tip. You need to measure from the ogive to get an accurate COAL. You need a tool like this.

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    Re: Seating Berger VLD Bullets

    plus pull your seating stem out ans see if it fits the VLDs
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    Re: Seating Berger VLD Bullets

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    Your not having an issue, your only thinking that you are because your measuring the bullets from the tip. You need to measure from the ogive to get an accurate COAL. You need a tool like this.

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    Plus one! your bullets are seated the same as far as depth to O-give. But the way you are measuring them is picking up the variation in the tips which makes no difference at all. You need a comparator.

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    Re: Seating Berger VLD Bullets

    Thanks a bunch getting one on order.
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    Re: Seating Berger VLD Bullets

    The bullet tip isn't necessarily his problem. I had the same problem with the Berger VLDs. Using a bullet comparator to measure the length of the bullets to the ogive while using a competition seating die, I still get variations up to .010" from round to round. You can even see the difference measuring the bullet only while is is in the comparator. I get the same amount of difference without the case. The bullets just aren't uniform from base to ogive.
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    Re: Seating Berger VLD Bullets

    Pause at the bottom of your press stroke and hold pressure on your handle for a few seconds and it will tighten up you numbers also.
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