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Regarding the title: min vs max COAL - this is controlled by your individual rifle, not any manual. Your manual gives you a guide to stay in a safe zone. Your rifle will not function feeding from the magazine if the COAL is too short or too long. Your action will not close if the COAL is too long and made it through the feeding into the chamber. Even if it fits in the parameters of the manual, the rifle has the last say. Lots of folks use loads that I don't care for. Others might not care for my loads. All part of the "handloading" concept. Make it what you want it to be. Again, the manual will guide, but your rifle will dictate. You just need to learn to listen to it. I believe you are doing that per your comment about the loads you tried from others. Good luck, stay safe, and have fun! CDOC is spot on!!