Originally Posted by midnightmalloy
ok so what die are you using to "bump the shoulder" back .003" ? is it a FL die or something different? Also just cause im interested has anyone measured the difference it makes doing all these processeses and then doing it the old easy way of just resizing and loading? when using top components like berger, nosler brass, norma etc whats the actual accuracy gain from all this extra work. just a conversation and i want to try in the future a little test of this.
Yes, data on differences with / without annealing, and with / without case weighing please...anyonone?
I've weighed and grouped, but don't have a large enough volume of cases from the same lot # to get 50 rounds of 1 weight (+/- 1 grain), and 50 rounds of another weight, so I just line them up lightest to heaviest in my cartridge case, load em and shoot em in order! I figure heaviest should be faster cuz less capacity = higher pressure faster. I have not been able to determine conclusively that the last 5 of 20 has a different POI than the first 5 but I'm really going to try the next time around.
Obviously, I'm not in a 1K competition, but I do like to shoot as tight groups as I can. There is a point of diminishing returns in all of this!