Just out of curiosity mainly, I know factory powder ain't the same for reloads.
I've pulled federal , Remington and winchester ammo and it was all spherical powder, but I didn't have or have a scale yet.
I was just wondering if anyone else has done this ?
I can tell that the 150 gr. 3006 by anyone is not a compressed load .
It is a extruded stick powder. As for the fouling, i don't think it would make alot of difference, i think all copper jackets are a gilded metal alloy, so solid copper and a jacketed bullet in theory, should be the same..
I have found that shooting Bergers and then shooting Barnes through the same rifle without stripping ALL the copper out made a big difference. Meaning the rifle went from shooting very well to very "loose" groups.
I wouldn't mix them if you are trying to zero for one or the other...
Mixing brands of bullets that don't have the same jacket material or the same type of powder should be cleaned thoroughly. Different types of jackets or all copper vs a jacketed alloy (95%copper 5%zinc) can take time to stabilize with less than optimum results on target. Same for powder different brands can cause major headaches even if both loads shoot to the same zero when shot from a clean rifle.