The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 24, 2000, 01:01 PM   #1
Joel Harmon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 25, 2000
Location: Omaha, NE. USA
Posts: 165
I have 1000 .223 bullets with a cannule (sp) around the middle. Do I have to seat the bullet directly on the cannule or can I seat the bullet so it touches the rifling in the barrel (this would be behind the cannule)? Does it affect accuracy either way? Do I need to buy bullets without cannules in order to seat them where I want them?

I am shooting a Savage 110FP heavy barrel. I am using WC844 powder and Winchester primers. The bullets are 55 grain FMJBT Winchesters. I am going for the most accuracy I can without going broke by buying bulk bullets, using once fired brass, and surplus powder. Also, can any of you tell me what kind of group sizes you get with the 62 grain FMJ green tip bullets at 100 yards?

Thanks,

Joel
Joel Harmon is offline  
Old October 25, 2000, 01:01 AM   #2
bk40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 1999
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,004
Joel, you don't have to seat to the cannalure(sp?). Go ahead and try various seating depths... maybe beginning with touching rifling. And, don't forget about potential higher pressures.

Can't help you with the 62 grain FMJ green tip bullets question- probably depends on your rifling twist.
bk40 is offline  
Old October 25, 2000, 03:49 AM   #3
MADISON
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 1, 2000
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 2,678
You can seat the bullet at the canalure or seat the bullet OUT to the lands. Some rifles shoot best at the canalure; some deeper than the canalure and; some at the lands. My Ruger "Ultra Lite" in 223 has a short chamber so, I have to seat to the canalure.

Try as many lengths, on the bullet as you like, until you get what you want.

[This message has been edited by MADISON (edited October 28, 2000).]
MADISON is offline  
Old October 25, 2000, 11:44 PM   #4
WalterGAII
Junior member
 
Join Date: November 7, 1999
Posts: 1,516
I've gotten much better accuracy with IMI fmjbt's at $35 per 1000, from Wideners, than I've been able to get from either Winchester or Remington bulk bullets.
WalterGAII is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05129 seconds with 7 queries