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Old 01-10-2014, 02:34 PM
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I've always heard that you will get better reloading precision if you use components from the same lots. Is this practice not relevant if you sort by weight and bearing surface?

In other words, if I were to dump 1000 rounds from different lots into a container and then weigh and sort them by bearing surface, wouldn't I get more consistency than if I keeps the lots together and used lot numbers as my sorting criteria?

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Old 01-10-2014, 03:38 PM
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In other words, if I were to dump 1000 rounds from different lots into a container and then weigh and sort them by bearing surface, wouldn't I get more consistency than if I keeps the lots together and used lot numbers as my sorting criteria?
Yes, I think this might provide better results.

I sort by bearing surface, then sort those groups by weight. I use the extremes from these as foulers. I keep the others in groups based on bearing surface and use them in groups.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:48 PM
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Yes, I think this might provide better results.

I sort by bearing surface, then sort those groups by weight. I use the extremes from these as foulers. I keep the others in groups based on bearing surface and use them in groups.
Is there a benefit to sorting by bearing surface before weight rather than after?
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:13 PM
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I've read that bearing service should be the most critical factor. So, I do that first and have a pile for each size bearing surface measured. Then I weight sort those piles.

You would probably end up with the same grouping though, if you weight sorted first.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:32 PM
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I've read that bearing service should be the most critical factor. So, I do that first and have a pile for each size bearing surface measured. Then I weight sort those piles.

You would probably end up with the same grouping though, if you weight sorted first.
How many groups do you typically end up with?
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:39 PM
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Re: Bullet Sorting

I never sort my berger or custom bullets by bearing surface , I use a bullet comp. an sort that way.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:58 PM
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How many groups do you typically end up with?
last time I sorted 300 208 A-MAX and I ended up with 4 bearing surface groups.
.6.12 = 6 bulles
.613 = 36 bullets
.614 = 76 bullets
.615 = 80 bullets
.616 = 100 bullets
.617 = 3

I took the .612 and .617 for the fowler pile. Then sorted the remaining pile into weight groups that were +/- 1 gn. Didn't have many weight groups though as the bearing surface had the most variation with this group of bullets. All 300 were from the same lot.
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