bullet depth help

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  1. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

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    Ok so i loaded my first batch of shells last night feel very confident wiyh every thing but seating depth so heres how it went .
    empty casing and bullet seated in chamber
    bullet measured
    bullet seated with die .003 shorter
    will this be ok i know i read this some where on here couldnt find it last night
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    tthompson1974 New Member

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    is there really any dif the way i did it besides being only .003 off the lands
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    For general hunting and range ammo its best to start .015-.030 off the lands until youve established a safe accurate load, then adjust the seating depth in and out until you find the rifles preference.
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    This is one reason I love loading for Weatherby's. The freebore makes all this a headache and a half.
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    Yep. cant say Im a huge fan of the trademark weatherby leade. The barrel may say its 24 inches but only 23 of it is rifled..;)
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