Off the Lands

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by buzzard, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. buzzard

    buzzard Member

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    I have been testing a 1903 A3 and rem 700 so far the 03 likes .040 to .050 off lands. The rem 700 shot 1" groups at .030 to .040 and it shot a 5/8" group at .100 off lands I don't think up clost to the lands is a good ida I have heard to many tails of problems
     
  2. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on the gun.Sooner or later youll probably own a gun that likes the bullets in the lands.
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    You can get into trouble if you have a max load with some jump and then seat your bullets out farther so that they are jammed into the lands.

    Reading the instructional chapters from almost any current reloading manual from the major manufacturers will almost always steer you towards conservative, safe practices.

    Be safe,
    richard