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Bullet seating depth?

44shotdoctor44shotdoctor Member Posts: 178 ✭✭✭
I am loading some 45acp cast bullets and having trouble with them feeding. However seating them deeper they feed ok. I'm talking alot shorter oal. So my question is seating bullets deeper does this require a change in the powder charge.


  • rongrong Member Posts: 8,459
    edited November -1
    I would think ,that any practice
    that significantly reduces the free volume
    in a case should set off a red flag.
  • dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    If you are loading to max, YES [B)]
    Try matching OAL to factory loads.
    About 1.240-1.250.
  • shoff14shoff14 Member Posts: 11,994 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    maybe try belling your cases a little more. If that doesn't work, then yes you will have to go deeper and drop the powder.
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    Hello I have loaded 100, of thousands of lead bullets in 45ACP I currently load with a 200 grain H&G type semi wadcutter. My loads have an OAL of 1.240 and the case mouth is TAPER CRIMPED to .469. DO NOT repeat DO NOT roll crimp 45acp .. Please read my STICKY at the top of this forum ."THOUGHTS ON CRIMPING semi auto pistol ammo"
    ' You should remove the barrel from your pistol and match your loads OAL to the chamber of YOUR barrel.
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