Seating depth? what's the limit?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Al8095, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Al8095

    Al8095 Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    Seating depth? what\'s the limit?

    Hey guys, I just got my box of A-max's and when I check the lands with my stoney point the bullet is not even in the neck when it contacts. I know this bullet likes to be really close to the lands but it doesn't look like that's going to be an option without rechambering. I was going to seat the bullet out really far and my question was what is the minimum contact needed between the neck and bullet? If I seat it out to where less than half of the neck is contacting the bullet what problems could I have. It has to make a difference with pressures and I'm sure it will run the risk of collapsing cases way up. Even with it seated like that I have over a .150 jump, can this bullet shoot well with that much? So what would be a minimum portion of the neck that has to be gripping the bullet? Thanks a lot