I guess I jumped the gun a bit. (pun intended) I loaded fifty cartridges for my new Marlin XL7 30-06 before I had the rifle for checking the rounds in it's chamber. Thirty of those rounds were loaded with 180 gr. Nosler partition bullets seated to a COAL of 3.300". That is the minimum COAL listed in the Lee book I'm using.
The problem is that I can chamber them, but they are tight - I can tell the bullet is hitting the lands in the rifling when I close the bolt. I don't want to fire them like that, so I'm pulling them. Noslers aren't cheap though, so I'd like to re-use them. I used a factory crimp die though, so there's a slight groove. I can re-load them with a 3.250" COAL with RL 19, but I'm wondering if there's any danger there.
I've never encountered this issue before, so I figured I'd ask the experts. What do ya'll think?
The other 20 rounds are loaded with Hornady 150 gr. GMX bullets and they chamber just fine.
My semi-educated guess is that they are safe to use, but accuracy might suffer a bit.