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Thread: OAL for 6.5 x 55

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    OAL for 6.5 x 55

    Can anyone shed light on the minimum OAL for a 6.5 x 55. I am struggling with a rifle I have had re-barred, when checking the seating depth of the A Max 140g bullets its around 2.700. I can only just get a group with OAL 2.855. I am concerned that the bullet is sitting too deep in the case?

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    Hornady recommends 3.025". When in doubt, I try to make sure that the parallel sides of the bullet don't get below the neck/ shoulder junction.~Muir

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    The modern trend for "seating depth" as opposed to the "old fashioned" overall length is starting to worry me a bit.

    The old length measure of a bit over three inches is normal enough...

    My 6.5x55 seems happy with about 20thou off the lands.

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    OAL 3.025 for my 140gr in the 6.5. Think you are seating way to deep

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    3.110" for 140gr SST in my Sako 75 if that helps?
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Are you aware of a very similar discussion here:

    6.5x55 reloading

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    loading 140 gr Amax in a Blaser R93 between 2.96, thro 3.06 to 3.16"

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