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#5640049 - 03/07/15 04:56 PM Over all length
qbdad14 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
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New to reloading. Reloading for a 257 bob short action and cartridge is to long for magazine
I don't mind shooting targets one at a time but for hunting would like to have a full magazine
Do I just shorten length until cartridge fits magazine? Help

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#5640176 - 03/07/15 06:21 PM Re: Over all length [Re: qbdad14]
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Exactly. Shorten it up to about .005" less than mag length, and work up your load from there.
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#5640199 - 03/07/15 06:36 PM Re: Over all length [Re: qbdad14]
qbdad14 Offline
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What's the best way to measure mag length?

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#5640235 - 03/07/15 06:53 PM Re: Over all length [Re: qbdad14]
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By trying your loaded ammo in it. Just seat your bullets deeper a little at a time until your magazine will accept them without binding or any other goofiness.
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#5640252 - 03/07/15 06:59 PM Re: Over all length [Re: qbdad14]
qbdad14 Offline
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Will do.. Thanks

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#5642169 - 03/08/15 10:17 PM Re: Over all length [Re: qbdad14]
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I bought a Hornady over length gauge tool, it makes everything 10 times easier. Before it would take me a half hour or so, I would load a bullet long then jam it into the chamber a few times then take the average I was getting. Now with the Hornady I get an exact reading in 2 minutes and I'm done. I wish I spent the money for this thing a long time ago.
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