2.800 OAL is used so the bullet will load from a magazine, are you targetshooting, what rifle are you using. I don't have a reloading book here so I can not check where your load is for BL-C 2. Lower OAL can be fine, some rifles like alittle free bore. My bolt 700 308 I seat 2.775, I tried 2.820 an it didn't shoot as well. I fire one round at a time, don't use the magazine, so OAL wouldn't matter if my rifle liked longer seated bullets. Remingtons have alot of fee bore in their barrels, OAL will chang from bullet & powder used, 2.775 is average oal for a 150 gr jhp. Be Safe Chris
Last edited by cw308; January 17, 2013 at 09:15 AM.