Maximum O.A.C.L question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by getnfowl, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. getnfowl

    getnfowl Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    I have been doing some reloading and the manual states that the maximum S.A.A.M.I. O.A.C.L is 3.340. I used my seating depth gauge and then backed it off .015". This gives me a O.A.C.L of 3.474. Is this a problem if all the literature states that the max is 3.340 and I am longer. I tried it in the riffle and they feed well with no sticking or extra pressure to lock the bolt. What are your thoughts on this. Should I seat them deeper or give it a try at the length that I have right now?
  2. huntnm2001

    huntnm2001 Active Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Book max length is just a standard for factory ammunition to feed in factory firearms. Most chambers are longer. Every gun is different so you are just fine.
  3. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    consider yourself lucky my magazine only lets me load to coal. Length that the books call for. so if I want to load longer I have to shoot as a single shot