How I find lands in chambers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by OKIE2, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    Split 2 sides of sized case neck insert bullet of your choice just enough to hold it then chamber it
    remove carefully and measure as picture. this will give you the most accurate measurment you can get. THEN SET SEATING DIE TO THIS LENGTH.
    the lands will push bullet back into case.
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  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    looks good. You might want to use a black marker or a lighter to put soot on the bullet. often the bullet will jam slightly into the lands and stick, pulling the bullet out of the case slightly. Make sure the pistol brass has been deprimed. Also often the primer will have a slight bump around the firing pin causing a slight difference in measurement depending on exactly where you have the caliper.
     

  3. mmmooretx

    mmmooretx Well-Known Member

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  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    - the primer will have a slight bump around the firing pin causing a slight difference in measurement depending on exactly where you have the

    caliper.

    And lands are in bores, rarely in chambers.

     
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  5. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Ur gonna have a compressed load if you shoot that big ole 208 in a little stubby WSM:)

    Bigbuck