Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jeff Wallis, Kuhn-dog, PA_Will, Lance817, jeypate
63905 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 88547
stxranchman 53162
bill oxner 47888
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44388
BOBO the Clown 43767
BMD 40950
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 37276
txshntr 35255
facebook
Forum Stats
63905 Members
45 Forums
419225 Topics
6075647 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#7179708 - 05/25/18 10:10 AM COAL vs mag length
mreed Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 678
Loc: wise county
On my .243 tikka my max COAL is 2.894 but my magazine 2.832. So I can only seat my bullets as far out as my mag will allow. My question is how much shorter than my mag should I seat my bullets to ensure that they load properly when chambering the next round?
_________________________

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid."

Top
#7179729 - 05/25/18 10:24 AM Re: COAL vs mag length [Re: mreed]
wp75169 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 4607
Loc: Wills Point
On the same mag I seated at 2.812 with no issues. It may go longer just fine but that was ideal for me.

Edit: you have to have some space because all bullets are not created equal. Even from the same box. We want them to be but it just doesn’t happen. I would think .005 minimum.


Edited by wp75169 (05/25/18 10:26 AM)

Top
#7179733 - 05/25/18 10:26 AM Re: COAL vs mag length [Re: mreed]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 25646
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Try .005" short and see how it acts.

But sometimes do to bullet inconsistencies, some may end up too close to the mag.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#7179822 - 05/25/18 11:48 AM Re: COAL vs mag length [Re: FiremanJG]
Korean Redneck Online   content


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2580
Loc: Houston
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Try .005" short and see how it acts.

But sometimes do to bullet inconsistencies, some may end up too close to the mag.


I had similar issue with my grendel in an ar and basically tried this to make it as long as possible will still cycling fine. The roughly .005" clearance was enough with the 123 eld.

Top
#7179829 - 05/25/18 12:02 PM Re: COAL vs mag length [Re: mreed]
mreed Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 678
Loc: wise county
10-4 thanks guys
_________________________

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid."

Top



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide