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Oct-01-17, 
08:12 PM (MST)
"Bullet seating depth question"

For years I've been using a Stoney Point OAL gauge with a fired in my rifle modified cartridge that I made to determine the COAL where the bullet hits the lands. For $h!ts and giggles I tried the method where you take a fired cartridge with a snug neck and chamber the round with a bullet in it. There is a .020" difference between the two methods.

Which method do you think is more accurate to use as a starting point to start experimenting with seating depths?

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 RE: Bullet sea...  Cahunter805      Oct-02-17   1 
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Cahunter805
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Oct-02-17, 
01:37 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Bullet seating depth question"

The Stoney point or Hornady OAL gauge is the way to go.
The fired case with snug neck method is ok but your probably jammed into the lands a bit.
Another method is to trim your neck way down and use a caliber specific plug to measure your lands.

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Oct-03-17, 
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2. "RE: Bullet seating depth question"

Thanks for your input.

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