This is a slant on NYLES idea. I was going to post this in the "low ES" thread in the BBB forum but I didn't want to hijack that thread.
I don't mind investing time/money to reload "better" quality ammo, but I don't want to waste time doing/buying something I won't see a difference with.
This is in no way meant to flame or put down ANYONE, but I read lots on this board (and a few others) and there are some people who will do EVERYTHING (trim, weigh, seperate, sort, form, shape...) and they shoot awsome groups. Then there are others who dump powder, seat a bullet and shoot; they also have great groups. So which is correct.
I have a friend who is fond of saying, "don't get off in Chicago." Meaning if you're riding the train to New York, don't get off in Chicago; don't do something half way. With reloading I want to go all the way to New York, but when I get there I don't want to waste time sitting on the train.
When I got my 22-250 bored to AI my gunsmith gave me a load to use, said it didn't matter what brass, load it to this AOL and shoot it...don't worry about seating deapth. He also said in "HIS" tests with primers shows no real difference between standard and BR primers.
I guess what I'm admitting is that I'm confused on what is "necessary" for accurate reloading.
Please wade in with your thoughts on this subject and what you do when reloading. I realize every gun is a rule unto itself but, if you could qualify some of the steps/things you do it might be benificial (i.e. neck turning reduces groups and average of .XXX but ONLY in tight necked guns...reloading during the full moon increases group size 10" at 1000 yards...etc) I have heard about trimming/matching the ogive on bullets but I have a feeling at the level I am at right now I probably wouldn't see any benifit from doing that, maybe I would, how much difference does it make.
Thanks for your imputs, I'm sure I will learn LOTS.
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