Max OAL is usually there to provide you with the SAAMI standard for the cartridge. A bolt action can be +/- this due to manufacturing tolerances. If you go over max OAL and the cartridge still chambers easily, make sure that it fits in the magazine. If it fits, then there should be no problem.
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Last edited by inplanotx; 09-14-2003 at 09:13 AM..