Thanks for the replys. Does anyone know what Noveske's preferred OAL in their barrels is? If I go and buy the hornady OAL gauge will this tell me the number I should be loading that. I am still learning what I need to set the OAL for my particular rifle at.
The OAL has NOTHING to do with the gun/barrel. It has EVERYTHING to do with the bullet you are using and its ogive in relation to the rib in the magazine. Did I not just post that? I had to double check, but I did post that basically in the post above.
Now if you take that rib out of the magazine, then, and only then, can you custom load, up to max mag length, for your bullet and your gun. UNLESS you do that, you have to load so the ogive of the bullet is at the rib of the magazine(or pretty dang close to it) for feeding reliability.