bullet depth help

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by tthompson1974, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    26
    Oct 8, 2011
    central pa
    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
     

  2. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    26
    Oct 8, 2011
    central pa
    is there really any dif the way i did it besides being only .003 off the lands
     
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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.
     
  4. reynolds357

    reynolds357 Former Guest

    707
    Oct 24, 2011
    Georgia
    This is one reason I love loading for Weatherby's. The freebore makes all this a headache and a half.
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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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