Originally Posted by boomtube
"All" of my hunting rifles will shoot under 1/2 MOA and most under 1/4 MOA with the best 4 shooting .031,.054,.077 and .092 groups. (all of these rifles are hunting rifles and weigh 8 to 12lbs).... Why build a custom rifle and feed it junk like the factory ammo."
JC, you touch on a point that makes me curieous; Are you getting those small groups from factory rifles/barrels/stocks/triggers or customs? And are those typical or wallet groups
I assume you ment JE if so here is my added comments to this subject.
First, All of my rifles that shoot well are customs built by my self. and all groups can be
duplicated on my good days and these are the best to date on the rifles and loads
that I use.
I have done lots of testing with weight sorting and found the main difference was in
Standard Deviation and extream spread.
I use the ohler 35p crony and depend on it to giv me more than just velocity.
As someone else said do what makes YOU feel good not what others do.
Also I hate to quote only bench rest shooters because they are not the only ones
that can shoot. In my case that was the only smith that I knew when I started so
that was the experanced person to learn from at the time.
I consider my self a better than average shot but there are some people on this site
that are VERY GOOD and they may not weight sort. But I do because I need all the help
I can get and if I can improve SDs and ES by any ammount I will continue to weight sort.
When I use to shoot high power matches I love to hear my competitors talk about short
cuts they took to save time and money because it gave me a better chance to win and
confidence that I had done everthing I could to shoot well.
To me reloading is not a task but a passion and good ammo is as important as a good
rifle. One is no good with out the other.
The choice is yours but no one will talk me out of doing whatever it takes to make the
most accurate ammo I can, and get the most out of my rifles.Because there is a great
satisfaction from taking all of the components of reloading and all of the precision to
make a fine rifle then putting it all together and shooting a tenth of an inch group.
J E CUSTOM