Where you seating 162gr A-Maxs

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Iron Worker, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    In my 7mm WSM 139gr SST shoots great with bullet just in the lands. Not so with 162gr A-Max or 168gr Berger VLD ? Where you seating them in relation to rifling ?
     
  2. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Every rifle can be different but I've found the Amax like .010 of the lands to just touch. The bergers for me normaly like anywhere from just touch to .015 into the lands. Some people are getting good results with bergers of the lands but so far i havn't found this in the rifles I shoot.
     

  3. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    In all of my rifles the A-max likes 10-15 thou jump, while the bergers prefer to be touching lands slightly.
     
  4. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    I am using 15 thou off with 63 grains of h4831sc
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I was seating them right at the lands in my 7 RM, shot awesome out to 1K

    I tried the 140 in a 264 and it wouldn't shoot them regaurdless of many different powder weight/OALs

    Will work on the 162 again here very soon, this time from a 7 RUM sendero.