I'm hoping you guys can help me settle this in my mind as I learn to reload and focus on more pertinent(right?) stuff first, like powders and load strength, etc.
Can I put off the bullet seating depth question for later and just load to max mag length until I get other stuff figured out ?,
Some stats, .270wsm has a long throat 2.99 is "to the lands" COAL for several of the longer bullets 130-150 grains that I am using, my max magazine length is only 2.93 and I am loading for the field so the "lands" is a bit unreachable anyway, now for shorter bullets and even some longer ones the book says COL 2.75 or 2.80 usually which I underrstand to be just a suggestion from their lab results, not something to work with much, so my question is
Can I just figure "Longer is Better" and go out to 2.90 or 2.93 to max out mag capacity, figuring this is as close to the Lands as I can get? Just stick with that until I figure out the best powder and chg weight, etc. for a given bullet?
ON shorter bullets like the 110gr Vmax, I can get to 2.85 or so, in that cae, the lands are so far away, are there other factors beside the "jump to the lands" that should dictate how I set the depth and stick with it til other stuff is figured out?