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Bullet Run-Out Explanation

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by chagasrod, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. chagasrod

    chagasrod Member

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    I am a newbie and i try to read a lot about stuff i don't know before messing with it.
    I have seen the term "Bullet Run-Out" and i have a little understanding about it.
    Could any of you try and explain that term/condition to me?


    Thanks again in advance to all of you. Always great people here!
     
  2. 7.62 Nato

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    In an oversimplified explanation the way I understand it. If you roll a loaded cartridge on a flat surface and watch the tip of the bullet, it will wobble with runout. Like I said that is very simplified. Actual measurement is done much more precise.
     
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    " have seen the term "Bullet Run-Out" and i have a little understanding about it.
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    Basically, it means the bullet is sitting cross-eyed to some amount. If you can actually see it while rolling a cartridge, it's massive.
     
  5. twofifty

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    Someone on this forum suggested rolling the round on a mirror, which helps the eye more easily detect wobble.
    I tried the idea and like it very much.
     
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