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.30-06 Leade questions

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Visionz45, May 27, 2010.

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  1. Visionz45

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    The book say that the SAAMI max is 3.340", is that close to the land on a standard cut chamber? What would the proper figure look like if not?
     
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    It varies by manufacturer...Remingtons have long leads (think giraffe throat long), Savages are generally on the short side...

    The best thing to do is make a dummy round and measure YOURS...
     
  3. USSR

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    The distance of a bullet's ogive to a rifle's leade is a function of two things: the chamber as cut by the manufacturer/gunsmith; and the particular bullet used. Round-nosed bullets are closer to the leade in relation to the cartridge OAL than spire-point bullets are, due to the bullet ogive being closer to the bullet tip.

    Yep.

    Don
     
  4. Visionz45

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    I just went down to Cabelas and picked up a OAL gauge and the special casing that accompanies it. I still have to wait for the hornady comparator adapter for my mic though. Thanks guys
     
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    No problem.

    Model 70, can't say enuff.;)

    Don
     
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