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I loaded some 110 gr pills in .308 and 30.06 and shot them yesterday. I was not impressed with the groups but I wasn't real happy with my hunting round groups either. The wind was blowing some and I think it definitely made a difference. I am trying to seat my bullets closer to the lands but I have no guage. If I just seat one high and place it in the chamber to guage and then keep seating until it fully chambers and then seat it just a hair more will this be pretty close and safe? Then if they fit in my magazine and cycle well I am in high cotton. Does this make sense?

I believe I can load these 110s to max and still have low recoil. Boy what a hoot to shot!!
 

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Yes, you've got the idea.  You can also load one long, then use the bolt to seat the bullet (sometimes this makes the bullet stick in the lands).

I use the RCBS Precision Mic gage for this purpose and find that it works well.

If you do seat long or close to the lands, be sure to work up from low powder charges (not max loads).

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
 

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Cheif!

An easy way to establish your seating depth is to take a case fired in your gun, gently squeeze the neck of an unsized piece of brass with a pair of pliers to the point that it is SLIGHTLY oval shaped.  Then insert your bullet into the neck, and the oval shape of the neck will be enough tension to hold the bullet while you chamber it, and close the action on the dummy round.   At this point the bullet will be seated to a length that the bullet contacts the lands, measure that length, and adjust accordingly, but the guessing game will be over for the OAL for that particular bullet, and you won't have to mortgage the old home place for a special piece of equipment to do it!

Let us know how things work out!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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I knew there was a cheap way to do this. And I should have known you guys would know. What a source of info. Thanks Marshall and Mike.
 

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Made up my dummy rounds tonight. It worked just great. I'll try some out this weekend. I love you guys, you make this reloading something anyone can do with confidienc when you ask a question and get such educated and knowledgable answers. Thanks
 

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CHEAP???

I think most of us refer to ourselves as thrifty. <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->

I'm going to hit 300,000 miles on my car next month. I suppose I can start looking for a new one. (but I don't want to)
 

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Tests went great All bullets seated close to lands did much better. That heavy trigger on the H & R Ultra is a definite problem though. Cheap---ah ---broke--- I mean ,thrifty. Well who isn't broke with two teenagers in the house. The light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter every day but it's no use. Who knows? Enjoy today.
 
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