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Do you weight sort your boolits ???

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: Do you weight sort your boolits ???

I normally don't. But, I have on occassion.

It's not likely to amount to much and there are a lot of details you need to pay attention to before you worry with sorting bullets by weight.

But, how can it hurt unless you just get burned out before you get around to shooting/practice?

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Re: Do you weight sort your boolits ???

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I use berger 140 vld huning bullets in my 6.5/06 and 230 otm hybrids in my 30/338. I don't sort my bullets by weight but I do randomly check 10 or so in a box of 100 just to be certain. I do sort them for Bearing surface length and load like bullets. Ymmv
What kind of tool do you use to measure bearing surface length ? I have the Hornady OAL gauge that I install on my calipers . Would this work ?

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What kind of tool do you use to measure bearing surface length ? I have the Hornady OAL gauge that I install on my calipers . Would this work ?

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That will do it with some care. But, it's slower than a dial indicator setup such as the Sinclair bullet sorting stand.
Sinclair Bullet Sorting Stand - Sinclair Intl

You don't need the whole Sincliar setup if you already have a similar dial indicator and magnetic base. The comparators that go along with it are handy though and will work fine with a regular dial indicator setup.

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Re: Do you weight sort your boolits ???

Yes, and the results are surprising at times. Also trim and point.....
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Re: Do you weight sort your boolits ???

I sort by bearing surface and then by weight and then if I have even more time to kill I Uniform meplats to. I shoot all my bullets but in sorted batches of bullets fired from sorted batches of brass. There are exceptions to every rule and berger bullets are good enough I just load them in sorted brass and shoot them.
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