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Bought some "on sale" bullets, 139 grain flat nose. They are much shorter than the 154 hornady's so the OAL is not working out right. Can I seat the bullet to the crimp line and be safe? With it barely in the case it is already below the OAL of 2.80.

Thanks for any help or advice,

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Your COL will change depending on what bullet you use , a good rule of thumb is to seat the bullet to the same depth as the bullet Dia. so your going to want the bullet around .280 into the case neck .

Hope this helps .

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Thanks Stimpy,

I think I knew that.............must have forgot, I'm over 50 ;D

It does help, these bullets are real short, they should be good for short range deer hunting here.

Thanks much,

Bobby
 
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