bullet run-out

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 7mmSendaro, May 24, 2007.

  1. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I know there are threads talking about this, but I have not been able to find them.

    I am looking for opinions on acceptable bullet to case run-out. I am shooting a 7mm Rem Mag. This gun is strictly for hunting out to the 750 yard neighborhood. I have built a fixture for checking run-out. Out of 50 rounds I had previously loaded, 70% were within .003TIR. The other 30% were mostly in the .004 to .005 TIR range with a couple at .006.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I strive for &lt;.002" and get it most of the time w/my current die setup. I'd say .003" runout is plenty good.
     

  3. ss7mm

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    With the best components and equipment available, Lapua, Redding comp. etc., I try for .001"-.0015" at the most for long range stuff. Most will stay at or under .001". Any that hit .003" or more get marked and used for sighters, foulers etc. The range you shoot at will determine what you strive for in dimensional perfection. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    You should check the runout of the fired case after they come out of your chamber. Spending a lot of time so you are putting straight bullets in a wopsided chamber is good reloading exercise so you have lots of practice but might not do a whole lot for your group size.