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Old March 27, 2001, 09:18 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie reloader, so I'm doing my best to read up on everything and learn what I can. Everything I've read tells me that overall length should be a minimum of about 1.23" for JHP's. I've been setting 230 JHP's at about 1.23" -1.24" and FMJFP's at 1.23". Just out of curiosity I measured some Speer and Corbon +P JHP's that I bought. They measure 1.19" and 1.20" AOL respectively. Why? Is this how part of the +P pressure is obtained?

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Old March 28, 2001, 05:57 AM   #2
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I set my seating die to 1.240 for FMJ's and use the same
setting for HP's. If you try this you will find the same
OAL as the Speer and Cor-Bon. The differance is the
distance from the flat of the HP to the end of the radius
on the FMJ. The +P and +P+ loads are from different powders
and charge weights. Some reloading manuals will tell you
what loadings are +P.

PS my OAL is what will work best in my guns. Make a few
dummy round and cycle them thru your gun.
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Old March 28, 2001, 07:31 AM   #3
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I use Bill Wilson's advice and load to 1.25 for 230gr ball
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Old March 28, 2001, 07:42 AM   #4
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1.250 Works for Me

It's also about as long as it can be and still function through the magazine. With either rifle or pistol, i alwasy seat the bullet as far out as the magazine will allow. This practice usually provides better accuracy, and actually reduces pressures from the same load with a deeper seated bullet.

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