Originally Posted by volunteer0925
Well after reading several more articles about loading rounds longer than SAMMI spec OAL and its advantages I tried it out myself.... ...
Now I wonder do I leave it alone or try hotter loads at this length?
I thing that you would enjoy the Berger manual on this subject. They discuss seating as critical with their secant bullets.
In addition to seating, there is the discussion of powder and weight.
Simply, achieve the most consistent velocity to achieve accuracy.
They suggested working with powder and charges prior to working with seating depth. Sounds reasonable to me.
I think you will find that hot and accurate is tougher.
I began years ago and tried loading to max and beyond, now I load about mid range and remain happy. 5.5 grains unique under a .45 ACP 230 grain works all day long.