As I am new to reloading, and as the chap who was going to mentor me has passed away I wonder if some of the seasoned reloaders on here could offer me some words of wisdom relating to the following.
I am currently loading 85gr .243 bullets and have been using the C.O.L 2.625" as shown in the manual below:
Groupings are better than factory reloads but I would like to improve on them further.
I recently spoke with my gunsmith who used one of these modified hornady bullet gadgets in the rifle and said that the head of the bullet would touch the barrel if the length was 2.732" which is 0.107" longer than currently used by me.
As I have spent all the money on reloading equipment I would like to get things as accurate as possible. This being the case, how do i decide how much to lengthen.shorten the overall length to?
Hope this makes some sort of sense