new to reading.. lost in translation

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Freedom2live, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Freedom2live

    Freedom2live Banned

    Feb 4, 2013
    Hello there my fellow shooter, hope all is well. I am a seasoned hunter that enjoys life and the outdoors. My question is I have a ruger 1978 . 243 m 77 tang safety bolt rifle. I just purchased 698.28 reloading supply. I been hearing about having the bullet touch the grooves. I took a empty case and put a bullet in racked the bolt 20 times slowly, keep getting 2.719 on the measuring gage. But the online hodgon powder says max c.o.l 2.650 ? .. Why is that ?. If I seat the bullet touching the lands or grooves would that be dangerous ??.. Does anyone have the same measurements ?