Re: THA thing you did to your ammo to help your precision is ?
Ok here we go , bear with me plz
My rifle is a tikka t3 stainless varmint, 24 inches barrel and 1 in 10 in 25-06
I started reloading about 6 mouths ago, but I can’t spend too much time a it
I am still using my Rem and Winchester cases from when I use to buy factory ammo. I don't mismatch brand. I may shoot 30 Rem and then 65 win...the cases have been reloaded no more than 5 times each I would say.
I use :
Froster co-axial press
Lee deluxe die kit
Later bought a expensive froster benchrest seating die
Lyman gravity scale, 2 cheap digital scales ( gemini-20 )
I have a screwdriver type rcbs primer hole deburring tool ( that one to be used once only)
Lee case cutter on my drill, Lee chamfer and deburr, also have rcbs deburring tool
I do not have a thumbler , and I have stopped washing the case in water / vinager. Seems to me it wasn't doing much.
I use the primer tool that came on my press. I do not have a dedicated primer tool
I did once weigh all the cases and made groups, but they are all mismatched now, ( no difference so I gave up..)
I have measured with my cleaning rod the max OAL for my rifle and I usually try to be .005 to .01 shorter
So I take a case , deprime & neck size it , cut to length with the lee and my drill, chamfer inside ( I find I don’t have to deburr outside as I can't really see or feel a burr )
Then I scrape the primer hole, then I prime.
I take good care of measuring my powder but I suspect my scale(s) to be not so precise. If I alternate from one digital to the other digital, I always get a different reading. If I shake my tray and put back on scale, I sometime get a new reading… the errors are never more than 0.05 g though . (I will have a My Scale 250 in the mail soon if I don't get any better)
I seat the bullet right way. now using 117 hornady interbond, used NBT 100g and 85g varmint
Then I go to our 100 yard only range and test with my baush and lomb 6x24x40
I do not clean my barrel every ? rounds (<-- plz put number there)
I do wait 2 minutes between shots ( less right now as it’s winter here and cold )
I start at minimum load in the recipe book and go up o.5g at the time. I always shoot 5 bullets groups. It seems my rifle does’t like anything pass minimum. If I get close to medium max load, it really opens up …
I clean my rifle at home and back in safe.
I am sure I am forgetting somethings , but that’s about it..
what do you think ?
(my question is : THA thing you did to your ammo to help your precision is ? )
thanks in advance guys
Last edited by herbeapuce; 02-26-2013 at 09:15 PM..