Does anyone throw their powder for their rifles?

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I was just about to post about the tap-tap-tap process. I always do that with success. Also, if I work the powder measure handle real quick on the throw cycle it seems it is smoother and more consistent.
 

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223 28.5 gr R -15 I just fill case up till its at the top and cram bullet. Shoots great. No need to weigh. Can't put enough of r-15 or varget in 223 case to cause a over psi. Obviously depends on cartridge and powder
 

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Old but interesting thread, a lot of newer handloaders out there
And also the experienced ones always want to see how others do things.
For me it doesn’t matter if I am loading for shooting practice , sighting in, or hunting , I use a powder throw , and then weigh every single charge.
I’m looking for consistent results always and if something isn’t working , the charge weight is the last thing I’ll think about .
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I was just about to post about the tap-tap-tap process. I always do that with success. Also, if I work the powder measure handle real quick on the throw cycle it seems it is smoother and more consistent.
Whatever technique you use, as long as you do it consistently you would get good results.

Back in the 80s when I shot short range benchrest, almost all loaded their ammo in between matches. No powder scales, just dropped powder charges using modified Lyman 55s with Culver inserts. Zeroes and 1s were still shot.
 

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I throw within a couple of grains and then trickle the last couple, after all hunting is NOT BENCHREST SHOOTING, the targets range from a volleyball to a beachball !! And for the noise makers. 223's just a trickle...
 

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I once saw 2 competitive short range BR guys come to a 1k match and throw their charges and claim they would be competitive. They had to eat those words as they shot very large "patterns" instead of groups. I have seen top 1k shooters cut a grain of powder with a razor blade.
 

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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't all factory loaded ammunition measured by thrown volume?
Can anybody with first hand knowledge give any confirmation?

Absolutely! That's why they typically use spherical or flake powder. Of course they aren't expecting their customers to be shooting 1000 yards.
 
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