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Old 09-02-2013, 04:23 PM
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Re: weighing and sorting brass & weighing, measuring and sorting bullets

I never sort brass or bullets. I've done it for kicks but I find getting a barrel shooting a bullet it likes is more rewarding. Most of the time the bullet and barrel co-existing well accounts for 90% of your accuracy and your powder and primer choices will account for most of the rest as long as your brass is reasonably uniform. I've done ladder walk ups with rifles with 5 or 6 grain charge spread and all shots fell into < 1 inch at 100 yards. My pop's 7mmstw is a prime example; when we first got stw's I took his rifle out with aa8700 test loads with sierra 140's on top to see what she'd do. I only loaded one of each from 90 gr to 95 gr. and all bullets fell into .9" even though the extreme spread was nearly 300 fps with a 3500 fps top velocity.

The biggest damage I've seen is overloading blowing groups or crappy shooting/ poor bench skills making a good load show poorly.
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Re: weighing and sorting brass & weighing, measuring and sorting bullets

dmax1800,
Have you measured & matched:
Cases by thickness and thickness variance?
Cases by H20 capacities?
Bullets by meplat diameters?
Necks by seating forces?
Primer pockets & seating?

How accurate is your:
Powder dispensing?
Seated OgvOALs?
Shoulder bumping?

Have you developed and established cold-bore accuracy to distance limit for killzone?

Just curious.
Since I'm taking flak, I should probably check my perspectives about productive efforts.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:11 PM
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Re: weighing and sorting brass & weighing, measuring and sorting bullets

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dmax1800,
Have you measured & matched:
Cases by thickness and thickness variance?
Cases by H20 capacities?
Bullets by meplat diameters?
Necks by seating forces?
Primer pockets & seating?

How accurate is your:
Powder dispensing?
Seated OgvOALs?
Shoulder bumping?

Have you developed and established cold-bore accuracy to distance limit for killzone?

Just curious.
Since I'm taking flak, I should probably check my perspectives about productive efforts.
Nose a lot of buzz words don't he.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:18 PM
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Re: weighing and sorting brass & weighing, measuring and sorting bullets

Have to agree with Lefty and Mike. I will sometimes weigh and sort bullets for kicks... but how do you sort them? By wieght? By bearing? By meplat? In the 30 cals, 10 grains of bullet weight is equal to about 100 fps. Do the math and .1 gr is equal to about 1 fps. Bearing probably has a little more effect. I might weigh a lot and take a few off the extreme ends to use for foulers or whatever.

What about brass? What is more important, weight or volume? Volume is. Weight does not necessarily equate to volume. If you're going to sort brass. it's best done by water volume.
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Perhaps I'm just a sensitive sort of guy who cut his reloading teethe getting a 223 to fly.

What ever the case, from my knowledge base, weighing and sorting I'll stand by.
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Re: weighing and sorting brass & weighing, measuring and sorting bullets

Too bad you live so far away. If you lived closer, next time I run off a couple thousand reloads, you could come weigh and sort everything and I can watch.....
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Too bad you live so far away. If you lived closer, next time I run off a couple thousand reloads, you could come weigh and sort everything and I can watch.....
Thank you for that opportunity or more importantly this opportunity.

Not every reloading situation demands the same attention to detail.

SidecarFlip seems to be referring to reloading for a point and spray type devices. Waste of time indeed sorting bullets or brass for such a device but then it is my belief that for hunting or accuracy shooting the point and spray device is a waste of time. To each his own I guess. Y`all'd be better off getting some milsurp and getting off the reloading forums cuz ya don't know cu about cumber much less anythin about reloadin.
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