Just wondering about other member's experience with Nosler's custom ammunition. I recently purchased a 264 Win Mag just prior to a mule deer hunt. Naturally, having a new gun, I wanted to try it out on my hunt. I was crunched for time, so I didn't have time to develop a load of my own. I broke the barrel in with some cheap Remington ammo. For hunting, I decided to buy a couple of boxes of the Nosler Custom ammo with 130gr Accubonds loaded into them from Cabela's, with the idea that I would have some "premium" ammo to hunt with, and quality brass to work with in my load development in the future.
To my surprise, when I opened the two boxes, each box used different primers. Odd, I thought. Then I checked the OAL of the shells from each box as I could see with the naked eye that they were obviously different. The difference was .034".
I'm not trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill, as I realize these shells were produced in different lots, but geez, when Nosler states that it uses strict standards, you would at least think that you would get a similar result from lot to lot. When they say "Custom", do they mean that each box (lot) is a custom one-off product
Anyone else ever notice this?