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Old May 25, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Minimum OAL for .308 in a AR10?

Hi guys, I've just finished loading a bunch of .308 for my AR10 and I had a old box of Sierra 125gr spitzers, was wondering since the OAL on these is only 2.67" is that too short to be fired safely from my semi auto?
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Old May 26, 2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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It is important to note that the SAAMI “COL” values are for the firearms and ammunition manufacturers industry and must
be seen as a guideline only.
The individual reloader is free to adjust this dimension to suit their particular firearm-component-weapon combination.
This parameter is determined by various dimensions such as 1) magazine length (space), 2) freebore-lead dimensions of
the barrel, 3) ogive or profile of the projectile and 4) position of cannelure or crimp groove.
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Old May 26, 2010, 08:05 AM   #3
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Put a few in a magazine and see if they feed-chamber properly. ??

Probably will.
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Old May 26, 2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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I've never seen a 125 with a cannelure , How are you crimping them ?
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