amax lengths

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kyle87, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Kyle87

    Kyle87 Well-Known Member

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    hey guys just doing a little reloading tonight with 162gr amax. first time loading these bullets and was suprised with the difference in c.o.a.l with these bullets. how much of a oal of the cartridge with a polymer tipped bullet acceptable? i was regularly getting reading 20 to 25 thousandth difference.
     
  2. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    WOW! I would not find that acceptable at all.

    I use 105 AMAX in my .243 and I have not found even 1 that was off by more than a couple thousands.
     

  3. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 162 A-max and it's only a thousand here or there. Are you measuring the total length of the bullet or measuring off the ogive?
     
  4. Kyle87

    Kyle87 Well-Known Member

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    well i have been measuring total length and maybe all of my variance is in the polymer tip?
     
  5. Trnelson

    Trnelson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, don't measure the tips they are pretty erratic. measure to the ogive that position will yield the most consistent results. YMMV