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Old 02-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Steve in Allentown Steve in Allentown is offline
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Originally Posted by RetiredRod View Post
In my opinion it's best to get OAL from the bullet mfg/caster . . .
For me I simply seat the bullets as long as possible using the constraints of the magazine and the leade as the upper limits to OAL. In other words the cartridges have to be able to be loaded into the magazines with no contact between the bullet and the front of the mag AND the cartridges must pass the plunk test. I pay no attention to what the manufacturer of the bullets recommends. Call me a rebel but I don't hot rod my reloads so pressures are well below max.

I've settled on the .45 bullets I use which makes things simpler and I don't have to fuss with the dies every time.
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