Re: 18" 7mm-08
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dontstrokeme</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: steelcomp</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Whats the OAL on these? Do you now how far they're jumping?
I'm building a commercial FN M98 with a 24" #5 Shilen in 7-08. Looking forward to shooting it.
7-08 threads always catch my eye. </div></div>
Factory Fedral 140gr Nosler Ballistic tips come in at: OAL 2.758" and 2.298" to the Ogive
My handloads with 162gr Hornady Amax run 2.935" OAL and 2.253" to the Ogive
From what I gathered the Amax's like .010" jump. I have not done any accuracy load development yet...just for velocity and it seems to work out ok, but I can't tell if it is the shooter or the loading...probably the shooter!!
So the Amax's are .177 longer, but .045 shorter to the ogive? Must be the difference in radius. (secant vs. tangential).
Unless the factory 140 nosler load is jammed way into the lands, would it be safe to say your Amax's are jumping at least .040"? (sorry if this is a hijack...just cought my attention)