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Old 01-30-2014, 10:50 PM
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Default COAL, seated bullet too deep

So, with my foray into reloading I set my seating die too deep for the first couple of rounds. Instead of starting too long and working in, I started too short.

Anyway, I'm putting 70 grain VLDs on top of 20.5 grains H-335 (starting load from Berger manual), the shortest round is 2.198 COAL, then a little longer one, a little longer one and then I wised up and the rest are 2.260. The load isn't compressed and my understanding is that this may cause accuracy issues, but not safety issues.

Am I correct?
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6 hundredths isn't much but it could cause unsafe pressure. Someone with quickload would have to double check. What is the min length listed in the manual?
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Just use a kinetic puller to stretch them out, but NOT to fully pull the bullet and then re-seat them to your desired length.
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bullet puller FTW!


Only thing I ever use my pullers for is fu** ups. Luckily mine are rarely used.
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+1 on the bullet puller.
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Sounds like a plan to me, time for a new toy!

Thanks all.
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Just use a kinetic puller to stretch them out, but NOT to fully pull the bullet and then re-seat them to your desired length.
They'll set back when feeding if he does that.
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Nope. Still plenty of tension.
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Interestingly enough I ran across this post on longrangehunting
http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...essures-49618/

In short, seating too deep (if not compressing) generally causes a reduction in pressure. Interesting.

I'm still going to go the kinetic puller route.

Though I may single load these three (depending on the neck tension consensus).
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They'll set back when feeding if he does that.
If he is using them in anything semi-auto, he is probably crimping them too.
So, when he re-seats them, he would also re-crimp them.
They are not gonna move any more than any other of his rounds would move.
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