7x57, bullet seating??
andy12390 Member Posts: 486 ✭✭✭
edited March 2006 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
my uncle has just taught me a couple things about bullet seating and how you can seat the bullet a little ways into the cartridge and then chamber it (without powder or a primer) and the gun will seat the bullet in the rest of the way. i tried this when i got home and i did it, and my bullet got seated to 3.243 in. now, when i do this, theres marks on the bullet where the bullet has met the rifling. i have a factory load right here and its 2.956. also the crimp on the bullet sticks about .244 out of the end of the brass. is my reload sticking out too far?