Re: Segregating .338 SMKs 300gr What priorities?
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But he don't got no gun! All he has got to play with is boollits. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Poor AJ will be crazy before Kirby gets his gun built.
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Thats about right.
I did some searches and found a post by Shawn Carlock that said he did a Base-Ogive measurement to segregate by .001" first, then does a bearing surface, then either selects the best Meplats, or trims them to be consistent.
Well after about half dozen attempts at a repeatable method for measuring these stoooopid booolits last night, I used my stoney point tools and my calipers. I put the .33 ogive measure on one caliper blade and the .35 headspace tool on the other blade. I then had a repeatable way to measure base to ogive. The .35 headspace tool, held the bullet straigt, so I could get a consistent measurement on the .33 ogive gage. Without it, my measurements would vary by +- .001", which is not what I wanted [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .
Here are my results on the first box of 500.
Actual number of bullets in the box was 504.
The actual length is less important than the relative length for me to segregate. So the 'actual lengths' might be a thousandth longer or shorter. I was more interested in a repeatable method for sorting than the actual length.
Looks a lot like a bell curve with a test for the short ones at the factory.
I figured the 338AM would cause my shoulder to hurt, but I figured it would be AFter I shot it!
Doctor: "So, you're complaining about your shoulder and elbow hurting?"
AJ: "yes, I've been measuring 1000's of bullets for length at an accuracy of .001" or better ..."
Doctor: "Nurse, I think I need a Pysch consult here. AJ, go with these gentleman in the white coats and they will take care of you." [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives