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Posted: 2/12/2023 8:52:27 PM EST
David Tubb did a interesting video on how he runs his 6xc with the bullets jammed into the lands. Been thinking of trying this myself on a 308 or a 260. Anyone else ever load like this.
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Link Posted: 2/12/2023 8:59:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: grayman89] [#1]
What happens when you need to clear an unfired round that has been jammed deep into the lands?


Most of the bench rest and f class guys run very little neck tension
Link Posted: 2/12/2023 9:17:27 PM EST
[#2]
better bring a caliber specific rod and a hammer to help get the jammed bullet out of the chamber.  That's if you need to unload a round of course.
Link Posted: 2/12/2023 9:47:00 PM EST
[#3]
Yea right,  A general statement like that doesn't work for each bullet.

I loaded some 7.5x55 rounds, I thought I had the measurement from the ogive perfect but when I was at the range I opened the action to extract a live round, powder everywhere and a stuck bullet.  

Accuracy in my .308 with lapua bullets was best with a longer jump to the lands than the Berger bullets I load to only .015 from the lands.

Link Posted: 2/13/2023 5:31:10 PM EST
[#4]
Link Posted: 2/13/2023 7:42:52 PM EST
[#5]
My loads get shot in different guns, so load to COAL listed in the loading manual/resource

Link Posted: 2/13/2023 9:50:33 PM EST
[#6]
Go easy OP, easy to get in over your head chasing the lands, especially when you want to jam them up...I  played with it a bit way back in the 80's, have never bothered since...Normally can find just as good of a load if not better with out pushing that hard on the lands...
Link Posted: 2/21/2023 7:14:02 PM EST
[#7]
Erik Cortina has some great videos on this.

Chasing the lands is STUPID! Don't do it.


Chasing the lands is STUPID: Part 2
Link Posted: 2/23/2023 1:41:16 PM EST
[#8]
Erik Cortina just won the SW Nationals, story on www.accurateshooter.com "Daily Bulletin" posted yesterday.

With that being said, unless you are shooting VLD's, most bullets fly just fine being jumped. I personally need all of my ammo to feed and function from any rifle I own. I never exceed SAAMI oal".
Link Posted: 2/24/2023 1:52:23 PM EST
[#9]
Generally avoid the lands by at least .020" if I can.  Depending on the cartridge & powder being burned carbon fouling can really start to become a source of inconsistency if you're in or very near the lands on a clean bore.
Link Posted: 2/24/2023 11:57:03 PM EST
[#10]
I seldom shoot anything other than VLD style these days.
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