Originally Posted by Moman
How are most of you sorting bullets for your handloads? I am weighing 180 gr accubonds and only keeping the 179.9 to 180.1. And with 270 cal 150 gr Patitions, I am trying to only keep the 149.9 to 150.1 but will end up losing half of the box if I stick to this. Is this too picky?
i became involved in loading for rifles in 1951 when my father got a pacific super press, pacific dies, a redding balance scale, and a belding & mull powder measure. i still use the scale, and the powder measure. my son still uses the press.
i load for hunting, and we only hunt long range.
i only use match grade bullets, but they can vary also. that said, ive never weighed a bullet for my hunting loads.
seems today loading has become so sofisticated, we can constantly be questioning what we do. certainly others will question what we do.
your obviously a hunter, else you wouldnt be using those bullets.
how much accuracy is required to do what you do? are you satisfied with your results? these are the important issues to my mind at least.
tempting as it is, i wont allow myself to get caught up in what some have come to think is necessary for success. what works, works for me. and that dosent include weighing bullets.
frankly, i even question the necessity of weighing each powder charge. ever notice how much difference in point of impact a half grain makes while testing loads? none.
a little experiment on slight differences in bullet weight and powder charges might answer your question.
how far can you go, before you begin seeing a difference in point of impact that would affect the accuracy you need.