After using the Hornady OAL/Bullet Comparator gauges per directions, I came up with a reading of 1.803" to the Ogive. Should I take off around .010" or so on that measurement for my loaded rounds to be safe? or, should I take a measurement with a couple more bullets from the same batch first? This is on .223 rem. 55 grain Hornady V-Max bullets and will be used for paper p
unching. Thanks!Also, using 25 grains of Hodgdon Varget When I measured 1.803 with my comparator, I must not have put enough tension on the OAL Rod because I measured a couple budget factory rounds and they measured more like 1.881" or more. I would assume factory ammo bullets would be seated with a little distance from the lands to make them safer in all rifles of the same caliber. I took another measurement this time pushing the bullet a little firmer into the lands. This time I came up with 1.925" made a dummy load which turned out to be 1.923" which seemed to chamber fine in my rifle with no hard bolt closing. been thinking about loading a couple rounds at this length and test firing and checking for any high pressure signs. I noticed, the bullet I seated at my first measurement 1.803" was very deep into the casing. Sound like I'm on the right track? Thanks for all opinions!