COAL for .223

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Wheatgerm, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Wheatgerm

    Wheatgerm Well-Known Member

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    I just built my test ladder loads for my .223 I measured to my lands and it was 2.376, I set my bullets to be seated to 2.360 (this is the jump I have used in my other long range rifles). Everything feeds threw the magazine great and the length seems to be great as far as gun functions. But I ran inti a problem when I went to close my ammo box and the bullets are too long for the ammo box to close haha. Im shooting A-max and v-max bullets. Should I seat the bullets deeper so my stinking ammo box will close?
    My main question is does the jump on a 223 need to be as close as my 300rum shooting vld's? Or should I seat the bullets deeper for this one
     
  2. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    buy taller boxes ;-} MTM case gard RS-50 will close on your rounds.

    MTM CASE GARD .com
     

  3. Wheatgerm

    Wheatgerm Well-Known Member

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    That would fix it for sure. It just had me questioning if most 223 were not supposed to be that long
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "Should I seat the bullets deeper so my stinking ammo box will close?"

    There is no established rule telling us to match our ammo to the rifle or ammo box so you're free to go which ever direction seems best to you. There is no "supposed to be" about any OAL either.
     
  5. Wheatgerm

    Wheatgerm Well-Known Member

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    This was my thoughts too. Im no expert reloader but when building my other loads I've had great luck seating the bullet just off the lands (or as long as my mag would allow) I would just think that the avg 223 box would be tall enough for that. Because it was my understanding that's where alot of people seat their bullets?