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Unread 03-13-2008, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
I have to disagree with Boss on this one!!

I have been loading ammo for over 50 years and have tried
almost every thing known to man to try and make my ammo
more consistent and weight sorting has been one of the things
that has helped to lower the standard deviations(Very important
for long range shooting)Reducing the amount of vertical stringing.

Also if weight sorting is not important then how can Nozler and other
premium brass makers charge over twice the cost of non weight
sorted brass and sell all they can make.

Volume has a large influence on burn rates of a given powder charge
and weight sorting is the simplest and fastest way to get the volume
of your cases consistant.

But if you are satisfied with 1 to 1 1/2 MOA then it may not be worth
the effort ,But I like to squeeze ever .001" out of my loads .

Nothing personal Boss just my opinion
Understand and I would do it but it made no difference---my Smith who is a HOF shooter (held world records) as well did very extensive testing to determine if it made any difference and found that it made no difference at all.
The Truth Is Not Always Good For Business!!
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Unread 03-13-2008, 03:47 PM
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i'm with Boss on this one. i only did a little testing, but it was enough to convince me that weighing cases gives you the weight of each case. it doesn't do much to segregate cases that have the same "interior volume".
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Unread 08-24-2008, 07:56 AM
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Re: Virgin Brass

Reading this thread got me thinking. Sorry to resurect an old thread, but:

I wonder if sorting by weight can help tell us about "bad lots" or poor quality control. Now, a lot a brass that has great variation in the weight might also have variation elsewhere.

Could it be that this is the reason a lot of people swear by weighing their brass? Because it has helped them avoid bad brass?

I am debating about getting a digital scale for weghing my brass. Hmmmm
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