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Old 06-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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What factors influence bullet seating depth? Do you just roll with a particular distance off the lands, or does this depend on the gun itself or other factors?

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Old 08-08-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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In a single shot weapon the only thing that matters is chambering. The bullet can be loaded as long as you want, generally so it just touches the rifling.

In a repeating firearm, the magazine is the limiting factor. The round must not be too long. It must fit the magazine and feed properly. In a lever action repeater, the loading mechanism dictates how long the round can be. These mechanisms generally are fairly picky about OAL.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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I think you will find a lot of what you are looking for in this article:

Accurate Loads

Also, read the section on seating depth here:

Working Up A Load
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