Originally Posted by Herman
So back to my original question, am I loosing accuracy(in my bolt action) by moving the bullet back to the canelure or should I load to the Max COL for max accuracy since at MaxCOL my bullet is not touching the lands???? Is there other ifo that is needed.
Like I said in my original comment.
I'll seat them like the top one, (30-06,) then measure. If the next batch of bullets are a bit off like the 30-30 case on the bottom, I'll leave it alone. But if it further off than that I'll seat it like the top and call it good.
The pic I provided is displaying the exact bullet you list, it is in a 30-06 case at the seating depth the 7th Edition Hornady loading manual prescribes for that bullet; 3.230, fits perfectly, shoots wonderfully!
load to the Max COL for max accuracy
Where are you getting these notions? I get less than half inch groups seated in the cannelure, just as in the pic I have displayed.
There is no magical property of "Max COL" as far as accuracy. Not exceeding the "Maximum COL" is to assure magazine operation.
Check this out:
That is a COL of 3.468! Will not work in a magazine, but the accuracy is wonderful in my M-1917.
Debate isn't "uncivil" behavior. Pointing out illogical reasoning is a legitimate counter argument.
That is the problem with internet forum mods, they rarely understand what constitutes legitimate, honest and civil debate. They reward the trolls and annoy the people genuinely trying communicate.
I don't really like this place anyway, have fun with your power trip.