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    Posted: January 09 2020 at 6:10am
I've shot Hornady 150's quite a bit out of my No4 Sporter deer rifle. Spire points. These work well in two of my rifles. I always seated them to about half way in the cannalure, assuming that was kind of a guide. After reading some posts here, I experimented seating to an OAL of 3.05" and found it very accurate, but obviously you can see all of the cannalure. Then I did some research on Hornady and believe the cannalure is where the brass is pressed into the lead body forming the Core-Lok. Yesterday I loaded up some Hornady 174 gr RN to 2.94". It ended up right in the middle of the cannalure. That bullet looks nasty! It's so stubby with an almost flat nose I call it a .30 Calibre round ball. Very curious to see if I notice a difference in stopping power next fall!
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I always load out a little from the cannalure. I based my seating depth on that of a MkVII so thats where it ends up. It works well for me. I do not crimp though! What I have done is to spin the expander ball in a power drill with some super fine abrasives to polish  minutely reduce the diameter for a firm "pull weight"
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