Bullet Consistency (weight)

Overkill338

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Using my Hornady digital scale, I weighed 10 of the 225 ELD-M. I'm not sure what is normal in terms of weight. So here is what I got.

225 ELD-M
225.4
225.1
225.3
225.3
225.2
225.2
225.2
225.0
225.1
225.4
Average of 225.22

220 ELD-X
220.1
220.1

219.9
220.4
220.6
220.6
220.2
220.3
220.8
220.0

6.5 150 Matchking
149.9
149.8
149.8
149.9
149.7
150.0
149.9
150.0
149.9
149.8


How do Bergers compare?
 
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From the pile of bullets I have weight sorted those are pretty good. Bergers are usually .3ish grains per 100 bullets in variance. But occasionally you get one 1/2gr or more out.

Some of the worst I have measured were 143eldx’s when they came out. I would get 1.5gr or more in variance, and .010” - 0.015” variance in bearing surface length.

Many manufactures run two production lines together in a box, you get two distinct weights about 1/2gr apart. Bearing surface lengths will also show two distinct lengths.
 

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From the pile of bullets I have weight sorted those are pretty good. Bergers are usually .3ish grains per 100 bullets in variance. But occasionally you get one 1/2gr or more out.

Some of the worst I have measured were 143eldx’s when they came out. I would get 1.5gr or more in variance, and .010” - 0.015” variance in bearing surface length.

Many manufactures run two production lines together in a box, you get two distinct weights about 1/2gr apart. Bearing surface lengths will also show two distinct lengths.
I think I'll make my son weigh them all, and sort by weight 😬
 

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Barnes time.. The first ten were so close, I did 5 more. Very cool to see.

Barnes 180gr TTSX
180.2
180.3
180.2
180.1
180.2
180.0
180.2
180.3
179.9
180.2
179.9
180.0
180.0
180.0
180.1
 
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It feels good to post the Barnes results. The first ten were so close, I did 5 more. Very cool to see.

Barnes 180gr TTSX
180.2
180.3
180.2
180.1
180.2
180.0
180.2
180.3
179.9
180.2
179.9
180.0
180.0
180.0
180.1
What about base to ogive?
 

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Sorry for getting your panties in a bunch.
If your not measuring from base to ogive, could be eye opening on some bullet manufacturers and solve potential flyers.
 
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Sorry for getting your panties in a bunch.
If your not measuring from base to ogive, could be eye opening on some bullet manufacturers and solve potential flyers.
I was kidding Sherm, thats why I left the emojis. Sorry you took it the wrong way.
 

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I was just curious about base to ogive on Barnes, im always wanting to know about different bullets i had a bad experience with Barnes 30 years ago so I've stayed away. Bergers are my LR choice they are the most consistent bullet ive measured within the same lot.
 

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I was just curious about base to ogive on Barnes, im always wanting to know about different bullets i had a bad experience with Barnes 30 years ago so I've stayed away. Bergers are my LR choice they are the most consistent bullet ive measured within the same lot.
Barnes LRX are an excellent bullet. The all copper stuff has come a very long way.
 

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Using my Hornady digital scale, I weighed 10 of the 225 ELD-M. I'm not sure what is normal in terms of weight. So here is what I got.

225 ELD-M
225.4
225.1
225.3
225.3
225.2
225.2
225.2
225.0
225.1
225.4
Average of 225.22

220 ELD-X
220.1
220.1

219.9
220.4
220.6
220.6
220.2
220.3
220.8
220.0

6.5 150 Matchking
149.9
149.8
149.8
149.9
149.7
150.0
149.9
150.0
149.9
149.8


How do Bergers compare?
The Bergers I have weighed are usually right on the advertised weight. Occasionally I will find one that is +/- 0.1gr. Of the various bullets I've used in the last 5 years the Berger's have the most consistent weight. The worst were the Nosler ABLRs.
 
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