OAL to fit magazine?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by txsendero, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. txsendero

    txsendero Well-Known Member

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    How much shorter should loaded rounds be than the magazine length in order for them to feed properly. (I am loading 95 gr VLD for 243 Win in Rem 700 SPS).
     
  2. Capt Kurt

    Capt Kurt Active Member

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    Always refer to your loading manuals. Maximum oal length for a magazine in 243 winchester is 2.710. Hornady's manual will tell you they got their best loads at 2.630 oal for 95 - 100gr bullets. Measure your magazine inside length. Usually .005 to .010 under works well. Hope that helps. Capt kurt
     
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  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on your magazine length and design. With most rifles if you can push a round squarely all the way to the bottom of your magazine without it binding it should work. This is a trial and error situation for you and your individual rifle.
     
  4. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Many hunting bullets vary considerably in length. After measuring length of the magazine, I would deduct about .050 - .080 and keep them there to be safe.
     
  5. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    .05 should work. I have a Wyats mag box, internal is 2.99, i am loading OAL @ 2.952...
     
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