I got a Hornady OAL gauge and bullet comparator so I can finally find out my OAL and seating depth for my .308 Remmy 700 SPS Stainless
The tool gave me an OAL of 2.342", which would give me an ideal seating depth of 2.322" to 2.302" for a 20 to 40 thou jump to lands. This is using 150gn SBT Sierra GameKing Heads (#2125)
When looking at this on my modified case etc it doesn't seat the round into the case that deep, certainly not enough for my liking. I read that you should seat a bullet at least the same as it's diameter.
My current loads have been produced to the max COAL given in my Sierra reloading data (base to tip), but measuring these using the bullet comparator shows them at 2.195" base to O-Give. This is currently giving me a 147 thou jump to lands, I expected this to be big.
Has anyone else got a Remmy 700 in .308, what seating depth / length to O-give do you use? If 20-40 thou jump to lands is ideal why isn't this possible with my rifle and bullet combination?