Originally Posted by Mikecr
Wouldn't it be reasonable that the last century of heavy firearms use would have resulted in standards that held?
That we wouldn't have to start over from scratch(trial & error) with every component in every load in every gun?
Well, apparently this will never be..
I am fishing for the point here, but I don't understand.
If your point is that there is no one powder/bullet/primer/brass/firerarm combo that is absolute best, then you also are 100% correct. To say that there is a "perfect" combo for every gun is pure hogwash.
BUT.....Are you saying that the OP should go out and buy a half dozen different powders, a half dozen different bullets, different primers, and maybe some brass from different makers and test EVERYTHING. That is strange, because when Kirby Allen or Shaun Carlock say go get some H1000, some 300 grain Bergers, and some fed 215 primers for your new Edge, they don't get any arguments from anyone on this fourm.
Look at Short range BR.....about 95% of the shooters shoot the same powder.
Look at Long range BR 90+% of the dasher guys use RL 15...eight more use Varget. 90 % of the 300 WSM
guys shoot H4350. 90 % of the 300 WBY/ackly,ect shooters use RL25.
Look at the Edge shooters....90%+ are shooting H1000.
To say that A guy shooting XYZ cartridge can't be pointed into the right direction as far as powder at LEAST 50 % of the time by knowlagable shooters seems odd to me. But then again, maybe I am not one of the "knowlegable shooters"!!