Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 03-25-2013, 06:23 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville
Posts: 1,596
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragman View Post
.1 is fine with me, I don't worry about the .01 cuz the fluxuating differences in the atmosphere and other variables have much more affect than the .01 difference in powder. infact on my one gun I tested it took me .03 difference before I saw the affects on the Chrono.
So...what kind of scale did you use to obtain even a .03 gr resolution? Best any reloading scales I know of only claim .1 gr. accuracy!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Medina, Ohio USA
Posts: 85
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

Am guessing he was confused. Some people think .01 = .1.
__________________
Member: Orange Gunsite Family, NRA--Life, Varmint Hunters' Assn., & South Cuyahoga Sportsmen's Assn

"An armed society is a polite society"--Robert Heinlein via Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC

"Gunnery, gunnery, gunnery...all else is twaddle!"--Admiral Sir John Fisher, RN
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 1,596
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

Gempro 250 has 0.02 accuracy.

GemPro 250 Digital Scale Review within AccurateShooter.com

I use one to double check the occasional charge.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-26-2013, 06:23 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hot Springs, South Dakota
Posts: 505
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Vette View Post
Gempro 250 has 0.02 accuracy.

GemPro 250 Digital Scale Review within AccurateShooter.com

I use one to double check the occasional charge.
+1. Except I use it for every charge.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-26-2013, 07:32 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 957
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

Quote:
Gempro 250 has 0.02 accuracy.
Id say the gempro has a resolution of .02 but actual accuracy is probably closer to .05 - .1 from a week to week standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-26-2013, 08:36 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vandergrift PA
Posts: 1,223
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

the load I speak of was 49.50 grains my point was I took it up 49.51, 49.52, 49.53 I didn't see a difference until I got 49.54 grains. There could be a host of reasons why I didn't see any speed movement until that point hense the point I don't worry about it any more.
sorry for the confussion
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-26-2013, 09:47 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Posts: 1,377
Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

Wow, I would drive myself insane trying to chase down .01 differences. I thought it was bad enough chasing .1 changes. Usually when I test loads I go in full grain increments, then split to .5 grain. I hear BR guys are nut jobs like that. LOL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC