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#5504420 - 12/28/14 02:03 PM coal tool.. where should I start?
daniel1381 Offline
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Picked up the hornady comparator setup so I cant test my lands.
On my 6.5x55 lands are located at 2.580. So where shpuld I start testing loads to back off lands?
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#5504503 - 12/28/14 02:36 PM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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most say .02 off the lands, 2.56. what bullet are you using?
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#5504519 - 12/28/14 02:44 PM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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140 amax
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#5504536 - 12/28/14 02:58 PM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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I start 10-15 though off the lands and once I find the powder charge weight...I play with seating to tune it in.

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#5504549 - 12/28/14 03:02 PM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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powder it likes is 4831sc


Edited by daniel1381 (12/28/14 03:02 PM)
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#5505712 - 12/29/14 07:05 AM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
140 amax


I always start even with the lands.
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#5505754 - 12/29/14 07:41 AM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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I start .02" off unless that's too long to mag feed then load to mag length for a starting point.
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#5505941 - 12/29/14 09:20 AM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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Somewhere long ago someone suggested starting at one tenth of a caliber off the lands. I have found that to be good advice. I usually end up in that neighborhood.
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#5505980 - 12/29/14 09:37 AM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: daniel1381]
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id start at .05, shot a gun yesterday that liked a huge jump .12 off the lands a 22-250 shooting 69 gr
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#5506275 - 12/29/14 11:51 AM Re: coal tool.. where should I start? [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Somewhere long ago someone suggested starting at one tenth of a caliber off the lands. I have found that to be good advice. I usually end up in that neighborhood.


Same here unless using Berger VLD then kissing the lands. However agree with Dee, if it does not feed through the mag will shorten for reliable feeding
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