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Old 09-04-2012, 01:59 AM   #11
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Using the powder weight of some unknown powder is a very bad idea. You have no idea what powder Remington, etc used in the case. Burn rates are very different. Grain size is different. Individual grain density is different. Powder X may use 25 grains for an appropriate load. Powder Y at 25 grains may be very light. Powder Z may be over full (compressed load) and dangerous at 25 grains.

I cannot stress this enough GET A GOOD RELOADING MANUAL AND READ IT COVER TO COVER!!!!!

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I've got a Lee's manual and I've looked at it twice since posting this and it shows nothing on length. Shows $hit for any load I could put together, But not a single length for absolutely anything.

With that said.....

If anyone has a book that does have this info, please post it and we'll put the whole thing to rest. I'll find something that does have it before I move to reloading the 308s and wasting a lot of time on another thread. .

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The lees manual has every measurement you'd want. First a diagram of a loaded case at the beginning of each caliber, then OALs for each load.

Perhaps you should look into a reloading class?

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Maybe you should start on page one of reloaders manual.just a thought if you load something improperly maybe you'll only damage your gun and now innocent bystanders

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So mods...... who deleted my last post and why????

Is there an issue with a little honest candor???

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I did a drawing for you with Crayola on a Big Chief pad.



If your Lee manual doesn't look like that, UPGRADE.

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Here is what book I use for now.


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And here is the info it has. OAL and all.

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i think we are done.

the answers are given and if they are not liked not much we can do.

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