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Old 10-20-2020, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KazIce View Post
Hey guys.

Thanks for the info. I have a question. Wouldnít you need to use the same batch of powder each time you do this? Iím going to develop my first loads next year and Iím assuming I would have to retest the powder node whenever Iím using a new case lot of powder.

Another question, how do you determine if a bullet is .020 off the lands? Thanks in advance.

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If you want a cheap version of an OAL guage, take an empty case, size the neck about 1/4", as in don't size the whole neck just size enough of it to hold a bullet, sit the bullet into the case long and then put in in the rifle and GENTLY run the biolt home and closed. Gently extract the bullet and measure COAL. Now do this again with the bullet only .05 longer than the first COAL, put it back in and out, measure the COAL. Do this a couple of times to make sure. The will give you the max COAL where the bullet is just touching the lands, work back shorter from there.
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