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Old 05-05-2009, 12:12 PM
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Donít leave!! Come back! Weíre all interested in accuracy and what it takes to get there. Please donít be offended.
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Funny...I have 2 doctorate degrees as well. Interesting how similiar personalities gravitate towards the same madness!

I fuss as well, but my goals and environment are different. If your goals are itty bitty bugholes on paper, then fuss/worry away. In long range hunting, the goal is generally a quick clean kill at long range. This "measure of success" encompasses a lot more than just "perfect" ammo.

Heikki where do you teach? I went to the University of Guelph in Ontario.
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heikki,
I appreciate your comments, and we all do brass prep to one extent or another. The individual needs to decide how far he wants to take it, and if it benefits him in anyway. Congrats on winning the Nationals. That is an accomplishment in whatever endeaver done in.
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Well just for fun I went a checked on a mixed bag of once fired Lapua .308 brass. This is from 5 different types of factory ammo that I was testing. Of the 74 I checked 71 weighed in from 172.8gr up to 173.9gr. Three were at 171.9. Couldn't check the rest I have as they are all loaded up. Not bad for so many different lots.
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If we are not too tired and we haven't worn out our scale weighing all that brass, we can have some more fun weighing bullets. It is just about the same amount of fun. It also has about the same amount of validity. On a weight basis I reject about 1% of Sierra MKs. However, I do not have a junkie machine to tell which ones are junk. Some bullets will have the correct weight but are not properly distributed.
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Not to beat a dead horse here but this guy just set a 1000 yard record...with ZERO brass prep. Doesn't even know the load's velocity! Just primes, powder and seats a bullet in Norma brass. I'd be pissed (fussy) if I spent 50 hours reloading 50 shells and then got beat by this guy! I'm sure he put his time in, he just did it where it counts!

Ken Brucklacher Sets 1000-Yard Score Record: 100-8X ę AccurateShooter.com Bulletin
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Not to beat a dead horse here but this guy just set a 1000 yard record...with ZERO brass prep. Doesn't even know the load's velocity! Just primes, powder and seats a bullet in Norma brass. I'd be pissed (fussy) if I spent 50 hours reloading 50 shells and then got beat by this guy! I'm sure he put his time in, he just did it where it counts!

Ken Brucklacher Sets 1000-Yard Score Record: 100-8X ę AccurateShooter.com Bulletin
That's not uncommon,I know a world record benchrest shooter(Tom Sarver) that stopped weighing and sorting brass a long time ago.He said after several years of competitive shooting and reloading,he has come to the conclusion that it is a total waste of time.He said all he does is keep track of his brass,after firing exceptionally good groups,keep those pieces together.He told me he use to spend so much time weighing and sorting,that only God himself could have made a better group of brass,but the results showed no improvement on paper.I really do believe you just have to fire them to see how they perform,but to each their own.
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