I just got into reloading this year and so far have enjoyed it along with the $$$ savings! I finally got one of the Hornady COAL thingies to check how long my bullets should be to be touching the lands. The max length according to the Hornady reloading book says 2.810. When I did everything with the device it came out to 2.960! Thats .150 OVER the max length. I went through and redid it literally about 10 times and it went anywhere from 2.94-2.97 everytime. My question is, is this normal? Should I not make the rounds longer than the max or should I start at the 2.960 and start making loads .01" off and start working back to the 2.810? I know some people say their guns like the bullets to be jammed in .01....so should I try that? I knew every gun was different, but I really didn't expect to see THAT much of a difference when testing it. Thanks again for the help!!!