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    Quote Originally Posted by McNotty View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't it important to measure to the ogive when working out all these measurements? I know lead tipped pills vary drastically in length, even a lot of the lengths of ELDs I've measured aren't exactly that consistent. @chalkeye do you mean 20 thou? The average reloader will struggle to do anything down to 2 thou.
    Yes. Measuring to the ogive is the ideal, but it is much easier to measure OAL, which means assuming a batch of projectiles are identical. Measuring to the ogive means each rifle has only one measurement for all projectiles, whereas OAL varies with projectile type and model.

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    Right you are @McNotty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sr5dan View Post
    Still new to reloading shooting 6.5 x 55 Swede please help
    Brass length plus seating depth = over all lenght?
    What should a standard lenght be?
    Also what is the lands and how does that come into bullet seating?
    It depends on your lead in. Is your rifle standard or a custom chamber. When i had my barrel done i asked for an OAL of 3.050" and thats what i got. I seat back .02" from that. Too easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sr5dan View Post
    Still new to reloading shooting 6.5 x 55 Swede please help
    Brass length plus seating depth = over all lenght?
    What should a standard lenght be?
    Also what is the lands and how does that come into bullet seating?
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