Re: SMK OAL Dilemma
Sierra's 30's might need a little help , but there 6mm's and 30's are probably the best bullet's they make ,you just need to weigh and measure them into segregated lot's. if some of them have uneven tip (meplat) you can uniform them to a uniform lenght but dont go to absolutely flat surface or you give up more B.C.than you would think.
If you want to go the cheap way buy a Stoney Point Ogive checker and measure from the back of the boatail (with the ogive guage to the tip of the bullet and segregate into lots ). if you want to go the spendy route get a bullet bearing surface comparitor,segregate by length then trim the the meplats to a uniform length from the base of the boatail. Tubb makes a meplat uniformer for any cal. you want. Sierra tries to do the best that they can but some times thing's dont work as planned but they try harder than any other bullet Manufacturer to get things right. IMHO