bullet seating depth question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Possum284, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Possum284

    Possum284 Well-Known Member

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    how much of the case needs to be holding on to the bullet in a bolt action repeater the caliber is 338-284 if that matters should it be the full length of the neck or is there an excepted minimum. thanks
     
  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    The rule of thumb is one bullet diameter, but you may find you can get by with a little less than that if necessary.
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  3. Blacktail2

    Blacktail2 Well-Known Member

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    As a rule of thumb, the diameter of the bullet that you are seating would be the minimum.In your case that would be .338 into the neck.