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bullet seating

DAMMITDONDAMMITDON Member Posts: 158 ✭✭✭
What happens if bullet is not seated all the way against powder peletes?Say 2" gap.


  • firstharmonicfirstharmonic Member Posts: 1,057 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In that case that bullet is no longer a projectile but becomes an obstruction. There is the very real possibility of damage; starting with a bulged or "ringed" barrel to a complete barrel failure - as in explosion and rupture.

    The ball needs to be seated on the powder so it accelerates gradually, as the pressure from the propellant explosion increases. If that pressure has a chance to build and THEN reaches the projectile, it's trying to start that bullet moving after pressure has already had a chance to build up. Bad juju.
  • bambambambambambam Member Posts: 4,813 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I will kick like a mule![B)]
  • DAMMITDONDAMMITDON Member Posts: 158 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • glockman40swglockman40sw Member Posts: 105 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    You will always want to get the bullet down on top of the powder and once you do you need to mark ( witness mark) your ramrod so that you will always know when the bullet is seated properly. As was stated prior you could end up with catastrophic events if the bullet is not seated the whole way.
  • andrewsw16andrewsw16 Member Posts: 10,728 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Another great use for Sharpie Markers. You can mark the depth for several different loads or even use different colored markers for different loads. If the ring you drew around the ramrod is even with the muzzle, you have a nice comfortable feeling that your gun is loaded safely and correctly. [:D]
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