Bullet differences

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by luke5678, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. luke5678

    luke5678 Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I was reloading my 300 win mag with 200 accubonds and had to switch boxes midway through. I noticed when I switched boxes I was seating .006 deeper than before due to different batch of bullets. I adjusted dies out and fixed it. I have never had this happen before. Is this normal and will it effect anything?
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2012
    Tagging in, i am also curious what the responses are.
  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    It's normal for ogive differences from lot to lot.
    But you adjusted, so you're corrected.
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2012
    Often it is simply a new pointing die or a minor design change for the bullet. You may or may not actually need to change your seating depth depending if the lower ogive where the bullet engages the rifling changes position or not. Shoot the rifle to be sure here.
    Barnes was at one time very good for doing this; I've seen it on my 140 grain 7mm accubonds also-- the early ones were a lot pointier that newer boxes.
  5. FAL Shot

    FAL Shot Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2010
    Hornady 75 BTHP bullets that I bought 20 years ago and those I bought recently are not the same. The old bullets have a harder jacket and a broader meplat. The new bullets have a more pointed meplat and the jackets are so soft the bullet seating die leaves a ring near the tip of each bullet.

    Check seating depth and adjust accordingly every time you get bullets from a different lot.