July 10, 2010, 07:33 PM
I bought some cast bullets from Hunter's Supply for my 8MM Mauser. 170Grn flat points. If I seat to the crimp groove, the OAL is only 2.611. That seems awfully short. I've measured and weighed the bullets. That's within spec. But still, a 160grn bullet from the Lyman mold should have an OAL of 2.73. Their 181grn mold has an OAL of 3.010. Max OAL is for anything is 3.250. Are you supposed to seat these flat points that short? Seems like a long jump to the lands. If the bullet is barely in the case, it's OAL 3.012. This is a new round for me and I'm planning on shooting low power loads using Unique. Just not sure it should be this short. Thanks for any replies.