Iím starting to put equipment together to reload my own ammo. Iíve got hold of a copy of Modern Reloading by Richard Lee as it seems to be highly recommended by folks on here. Iíve a couple of questions:-
Firstly, I read on this site that a number of those that reload seat the bullet so that itís x thousands of an inch off the rifling. I canít work out how to measure this, so must be missing something. Iíve checked through CSLís very useful guide in the reloading section and seen how he does it. I understand the bit about measuring the overall cartridge length, but am unsure where the Ďknown valueí quoted is obtained from. (Here Iím presuming that (known value- cartridge length) = distance off rifling). Also, is this value specific to the cartridge/calibre being fired, or will it be specific to the particular rifle in use?
Secondly, in Modern Reloading, Lee indicates that for hunting ammunition, it is sufficient to use a full length resizing die as it leaves the reloaded cartridge able to feed more easily from a magazine, but I notice that a number of you refer to using fire formed cartridges, so I presume that you are only resizing the neck. I was wondering if anyone experienced any difficulties with magazine feed when out stalking using necksized cartridges?
Sorry if these are basic questions, but any info would be appreciated