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#417115 - 09/26/07 01:22 PM Primer seating depth
.444 Marlin
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Registered: 08/10/02
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Loc: Benton, Polk Co. Tenn.

I know primers can decide whether the load works or not but what about primer depth in the pocket? Could that in any way mess with the accuracy of the load?
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#417576 - 09/26/07 04:55 PM Re: Primer seating depth [Re: .444 Marlin]
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 810
Loc: TN

Determines whether you're trying to achieve benchrest accuracy. For my needs (tactical/hunting), I don't bother with checking this. However, if you think you need to check this, K&M makes a tool to check this:

#417722 - 09/26/07 06:52 PM Re: Primer seating depth [Re: .444 Marlin]
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Registered: 06/18/00
Posts: 6332
Loc: Memphis,Tennessee U.S.A.

There are tools to uniform the depth of the pocket. On a large rifle pimer pocket depth is in tolerance between .128" and .132".
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#418488 - 09/26/07 10:45 PM Re: Primer seating depth [Re: ]
Whelen Man
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Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 2327
Loc: Athens, TN, USA

It can make a difference especially in random brass that has been fired before. Some primer pockets may be deeper than others resulting in uneven ignition from shot to shot.
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