I could use some guidance as to what I need to do next in my reloading process/equipment to get my SD and ES down. Where I live 400 yards across a hay field is a solid poke, so I know worrying about these numbers isn't a huge deal for me the vast majority of the time. That said, I like the idea of precision reloading, and I do occasionally get the opportunity to travel and hunt where longer shots become more of an option. Both rifles are consistent 1/2 moa shooters at 100 yards, so I had always assumed I was good to go. Until I recently bought a chronograph... Rifle #1 Ruger M77 220 Swift heavy barrel (tang safety) w/ Nikon Monarch 6-24x Shooting Nosler 55 gr Varmagedon @ .020 off lands Federal GM210M primers Norma brass H380 @ 39.5 gr giving me 3630 fps. SD 40 ES 33 Rifle #2 Cooper M52 Excalibur 280 AI w/ Leupold VX6 3-18x 140 gr Nosler Accubond Fed GM210M Nosler brass H4831SC @ 61.5 gr giving me 3105 fps SD 46 ES 60 I use the same reloading process for both rifles. Cases are FL resized using Redding FL sizer and their competition shellholder sets. I've got a Wilson case trimmer for that task. Cases all get primer pocket and flash holes uniformed, deburred/chamferred, inside of the neck brushed out. Both have micrometer seating dies, the Cooper a Redding, and Forster for the Swift. Powder charges are thrown low and trickled up to the desired weight using an RCBS 10-10 scale. I've got a Caldwell chronograph. It's relatively cheap, but got pretty good reviews. Life was too busy this year to do anything other than hunt WT locally. The load I have will work just fine for that. Next year I've started planning an antelope hunt with a couple friends. I would like to have things straightened out before then.