Depth Question

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by killerclowns, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. killerclowns

    killerclowns New Member

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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?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    depth

    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.
     

  3. FALPhil

    FALPhil New Member

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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