Originally Posted by gdmoody
socal, I think the simple fix to the problem is to seat the bullets to 2.200 instead of the 2.210 that you are seating them. The Hornady manual says that the Max OAL for a 50 grain bullet it 2.200. I have never loaded the z-max for my ARs, but I do use a Z-max 40 grain bullet in the loads for my .223 Weatherby bolt action.
so is the z-max not a good bullet for the ar15? after these problems im not sure if id ever use them again. inormallt use a 55 grain fmj with canelure. how come you dont use the z-max on your ar15's?