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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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For long range hunting/shooting do you guys sort your bullets if so what do you sort them by? weight, distance from base to ogive, distance from base to tip etc.....

i am using Lapua brass so i figure i dont need to sort brass by volume

This is for a 338 Lapua if it matters at all

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I sort my 300 gr. SMKs base to ogive; for some lots there is a very large difference even within 100 bullets. I shoot them in like lots shorter to longer, as I chase the lands.

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Re: Bullet Sorting

I sort my 300 gr. SMKs base to ogive; for some lots there is a very large difference even within 100 bullets. I shoot them in like lots shorter to longer, as I chase the lands.

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Re: Bullet Sorting

is there an echo?
Thanks for the info
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Re: Bullet Sorting

Recently I sorted 1000 nosler custom competition 140 for my 260. first I sorted by length with two comparators then sorted those by weight. By the way I later pointed them allbecause the hollow points were pretty wide for match bullets.
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Re: Bullet Sorting

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For long range hunting/shooting do you guys sort your bullets if so what do you sort them by? weight, distance from base to ogive, distance from base to tip etc.....

i am using Lapua brass so i figure i dont need to sort brass by volume

This is for a 338 Lapua if it matters at all

Thanks in advance
I have been " bullet sorting" for a few years. Some makers are very consistent, some are no so. That being said, when you do sort them, they are all good. Some variances are very small, but I have seen some very high. It works for me!
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Re: Bullet Sorting

I'm one who doesn't think sorting bullets by virtually any measureable feature makes much difference, except for one. That's balance. Most bullets are unbalanced by some tiny amount. You've got to spin them at least 30,000 rpm in a collet spun by a motor which is connected to something that senses the centrifugal forces caused by unbalance. Those with perfect balance will shoot the most accurate.

I've shot enough sub 1/2 MOA 15 to 20 shot groups at 800 and 1000 yards with unsorted bullets to feel this way. However, if someone feels their tests prove otherwise, then they should continue sorting bullets by whatever feature they choose. But I suggest folks not start sorting bullets until all the ones right out of the box print no worse than 1 MOA at 800 yards or further; and that's with at least 15 shots per test group.
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