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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 12/31/2006 1:28:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 2:42:19 PM EST by fnfal_308]
Sportsmans was out of my favorite bullets (sierra #2115) so I picked up a box of 100 Hornadays with the canular. Problem is, if I seat the bullet far enough so the canular will be inside the mouth for a good crimp, the mofo is way too short (should be 2.775, but it comes out to 2.730). I went ahead and finished this batch but they sure look funny with the canular completely exposed above the mouth.

No returns on components, I'm fooked. ETA - I cycled a round through my FAL a few times and the bullet didn't move. I guess it's crimped well enough.

Link Posted: 1/1/2007 7:46:09 AM EST
ah man, they'll work fine, I shoot'em like that in all my 308s, oal on mine run from 2.8 to 2.830,

I just spin polished my decaping rod down .001 to hold the bullets a little tighter, no bullet set back measured even in my AR10
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:12:49 AM EST
If it looks like hell, but still shoots good, don't worry about it, just like Ndenway says!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:27:22 AM EST
ok, thanks. I wonder if these are 30-30 bullets or something.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 11:35:33 AM EST
You may want to edit your title to your thread.


Link Posted: 1/1/2007 11:47:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By fnfal_308:
ok, thanks. I wonder if these are 30-30 bullets or something.



are those the 150gr FMJs?

eh....doesn't matter, if you do get set back just run them through a crimp die.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:26:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 2:26:22 PM EST by fnfal_308]


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