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Old 06-21-2013, 02:38 PM
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Re: am i being to picky

Broz, your method is dang near exactly what I do, but I just use the rcbs volume measure to start with, then trickle up with a pinch. The only powder this hasn't worked for me with is I 5010. The kernals are just too big for any real accuracy by volume. I use a lee dipper and scale and tap trickle (with a few grains in the dipper) to finish with that one.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: am i being to picky

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I have a lyman1200 powder measure and if im loading say 42.1 grains of powder and it scales at 42.0 or 42.2 I dump it back is that being to picky or is that part of why we reload

My question is what do you use the ammo for? You killing gallon milk jugs? Or you trying to shoot a record (??) on the other size of a wide canyon?

Milk jug killers....shoot them. Record elk....re-do them.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:14 PM
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Re: am i being to picky

both and all the above had a guy tell me that use to shoot compation that tight groups build confidence for hunting and I just think why spend a lot of money on a rifle that shoots real good why put half as ammo through It then I just have to do my part the worst of it is my boys shoot them better than I do
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:46 AM
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Re: am i being to picky

I load mine the same way you are talking about. 0.1 of a grain over, i dump a pinch out and re-trickle up to proper weight.
Saying that, when loading for my STW, I don't worry about it nearly as much due to the size of the charge. (80+ grains of powder) A .1 variance here is minimal, but when reloading for my PPC for example, a .1 variance is a lot higher percentage when there is only 29 grains in the case.

Right or wrong, that's what I do.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:39 PM
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Re: am i being to picky

the straw trick did the job loaded 300 rd and dumped 4 back that were .1 over and 1 that was .1 under it hasn't worked that good since the day I got it thanks a lot tomorrow ill load 7 stw and am going to try some at book oal up that works as good as this one did but I have faith you have been doing this a lot longer than I have and I appreciate the help and knowladge
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:44 PM
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Re: am i being to picky

I set it to throw .2 under my desired load and then trickle up.

As far .1 grain making a difference, it kind of depends on the amount of powder in your load. If you are loading a big .330 and using 90+ grains of powder, .1 is not going to make a difference.

If you are loading a small caliber and only using 30-40 grains, then .1 is a larger percentage of the total.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:17 PM
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Re: am i being to picky

today was loading 65.6 tomorrow I will be loading91.0 grains and 42.5 7stw and 243 today was 7remmag
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