Originally Posted by 400bull
I have been reloading now for a couple years but have never sorted my reloading components by weight. Up until this past week all that I used to weigh out my charges was a balance scale. It took too much time to weigh each component to make it worthwhile to me. I reload more for the cost savings then the accuracy although I do strive to get groups under 1 ½ @ 100 yards. This past week I picked up an inexpensive digital scale that seems to be Accurate to +/- .1 grains. I decide to go through and measure all my previously loaded rounds to see how consistent they are. I was very surprised to see extreme spreads of 15 grains. Meaning that when I weight the finished rounds I am +/- 7 grains from the average weight. For those of you that do sort your components by weight what kind of normal weight swings do you get? Do you thing that sorting your components by weight is worth it for hunting accuracy out to 500 yards?
Well now that this post has turned into a dog pile to anyone that has a different opinion
it looks like you will have to just try sorting and see if it helps.
Due to differences in fire arms the best way to measure results is to chronagraph your loads
before and after weight sorting to see the change in Standard deviations. Groups @ 100 yards
is the next best because of minimum effects of wind, mirage and shooter problems. after getting
results then you need to move out to 300 to 500yards and do the test all over again (Before
and after sorting).
If it does not make any difference then don't worry about it.
There have been a lot of discussions on this subject and opinions vary so you have only one
option left . To try or not.
This is a great site to learn from as long as you don't already know everything there is to
know. so don't let the gang bangers that jump on a guy like BB that has probably forgot more
than they will ever know because they will not open there minds to different approaches to a
problem or method of doing something.
Good luck on your quest for better accuracy.
J E CUSTOM