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How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:08 AM
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Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

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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
Thats why I have stopped, I think most times we completely over complicate things!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

No, actually Benchresters don't weigh their charges, they throw them. Powder varainces are kept to a minimum by the quality measures they use, and most of all, by learning proper, consistent technique in throwing them. For their purposes, what little weight variance remains is absolutely meaningless on target.

Long range competitors weigh their charges, whether we're shooting Benchrest or prone, simply because at these distances, it does make a difference, and you can't run a measure to be as accurate as a properly weighed charge. Match the technique with the game.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

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Id say the gempro has a resolution of .02 but actual accuracy is probably closer to .05 - .1 from a week to week standpoint.
I find that the variance improves if you leave it running all the time.

Now, having said that, if it's going to be a couple of weeks or more between loading days I shut it off.
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Re: How critical is measuring powder to .01 grains

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I find that the variance improves if you leave it running all the time.
Agreed.
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