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7mm-08 overall length question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DairyVet, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. DairyVet

    DairyVet Member

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    Hello,

    I just bought some 140gr Nosler E-tips to use on deer this fall. Nosler recommends an overall length of 2.770. However, that length won't chamber in my rifle. Seating to an overall length of 2.754" chambers easily. The rifle is a new Weatherby Vanguard S2, cases are full length re-sized and trimmed to 2.025". I'm using a Lee hand press and Lee dies.

    I guess my question is: is this situation normal? My understanding is that seating too deep can lead to pressure spikes, but I have no idea if 0.016" is something to be concerned about.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Varminterror

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    Find your lands, I prefer the bolt lift method, but any of half a dozen methods will work. Load a desired jump - with the E-tips you’ll likely favor a 40-60thou jump. Develop your charge weight by working up responsibly. Be merry.
     
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  3. DairyVet

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    Thanks for the help! That gave me enough info to search for the various methods, and holy crap there are a lot of ways to skin that cat...
     
  4. stillquietvoice

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    Sorry I haven't used nosler e tips. I shoot several others Sierra 140 prohunters, gamekings, hornandy 139 interlocks, but my favorite is the 139 hornandy sst loaded to 2.805. That is as long as I can load and still feed from the mag of my rem 700.
     
  5. Grumulkin

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    You won't have to worry about pressure spikes in that size cartridge with a 0.016 in. extra seating depth.
     
  6. DairyVet

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    I appreciate the advice given above. Got to finally play around with it this weekend and shot the tightest group I’ve ever managed in a centerfire rifle. I’m betting I can do better yet with a bit more work.
     
  7. Ks5shooter

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    :thumbup:7MM-08 is my go to deer cartridge. Everyone beat me to the advice.....enjoy the 7mm-08:thumbup:
     
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  8. jmr40

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    Most of the time you'll get best accuracy closer to the lands. I always load mine as long as I can that will still fit in the magazine, but not so long they will hit the lands. Shoot em and see how they do. If not happy with the results you can always seat them a little deeper, but going longer isn't an option.
     
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