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Old April 11, 2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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75 grain v-max in the 6mm rem

I loaded some 75 grain v-max in my 6mm rem. I tried the overall length method of putting it in the chamber long and gradually seating it deaper until there were not any more scratches. I checked it after a few tries and the calipers said it was way under the min. legth in the manual of 2.790. For further info I used 38 grains of reloader 15. Is there maybe something else that is leaving these marks on the bullet instead of the lands? I did steel wool the bullet each time I tried it.
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Old April 14, 2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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If you have a handload that measures under the published overall length, it shouldn't be contacting the rifling. Have you loaded for this rifle in the past?
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Old April 14, 2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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The action could be scraping the bullet on the way into the chamber.
I've found that the bullets drags a bit as you push it into the chamber in both of my 700's.
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