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cajun

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I find just the opposite. Very rarely will a bullet powder combination that wont shoot at all suddenly become great with coal tweaks in my experience. Barnes bullets are an exception because they like a bunch of jump. Seating depth is more a tweaking tool for me. Ymmv.
 

cajun

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My process is typically find a bullet I want to shoot. Try it with different powders. If I find a good load I will run a seating ladder. Typically I start 10 thou off and go down.
 

Laguna Freak

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If gun checks out nothing wrong I would do a seating test first thing. I always find seating as a course adjustment and powder a fine adjustment

This 👆🏻 + Jud96 recs.

I learned this lesson the hard way. These guys are spot on! You will stop chasing your tail when you do seating depth at mid-range powder charge as first step in load development.

Best wishes!
 

Xs24-7

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I went to the actual range today and shot off a proper bench. Switched to 162 ELD M.
While not outstanding, everything shot around 1”. I’ll play with seating depth next.
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Jud96

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Seated the bullets closer to the lands and things came together. 69.5grains of H1000 at 3.425 shoots great!View attachment 217379
These are the results you’re looking for. A simple tweak in seating depth can make you go from losing your wits to being a happy man haha. Trust me it was a long hard road before I learned this 😅. Great shooting!
 

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