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General Discussion / Re: Hornady 143 grain ELD-X Lot to Lot variances
Last post by MTMAN -
Has anyone else noticed lot to lot variances with Hornady 143 Grain ELD-X bullets. I developed a lode that shoots 5/8" groups at 200 yards using 41 grains of H4350, COL 2.881. I use a micro-adjust bullet seating die I have marked for that load. Used up that box of 100 and bought another. Loaded the same load with the same setting on my micro-adjust die and the COL comes in at 2.911". That is too long for my action, and so I adjusted them back to 2.881" like my older load. They shoot just under an inch at 100 yards. That is totally unacceptable. So much for developing a load I can depend on!
Thanx guys, I should know that. Just didn't expect them to be that far off!
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General Discussion / Re: Hornady 143 grain ELD-X Lot to Lot variances
Last post by jvw2008 -
COL 2.881 ——-> COL 2.991 is a variance of 30 thousandths. Lot to lot bullet variation in bullet length, or the base of bullet to ogive measurement rarely exceeds 6 thousandths. Same for bullet weight variation for lot to lot changes in total grains. I sounds like you have some other variable going on other than just a change in bullet lots.  If you have any of the old bullets left over, you could make some comparative measurements to investigate.
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General Discussion / Re: fx120i and auto trickler
Last post by jvw2008 -
If you were meticulous with your weights - cross checking with a second scale - you will probably not see and improvement on target. The benefit of the system is using a quality scale that you don’t have to second guess, but mainly the benefit is being able to relax while the trickler nails your charge every time. It just makes charging cases a relaxed, enjoyable and rapid procedure.
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Reloading / Re: Reloder 23
Last post by dnellans -
I was unable to get enough additional powder in the case to match the speed of RL-16 with 147’s and a 24 inch barrel. It shot fine for me at a lower node around 2625fps however.
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General Discussion / Re: Hornady 143 grain ELD-X Lot to Lot variances
Last post by gman47564 -
mtman that's pretty common really with about any bullet..alot of times you have to tweak your load a little when changing lots...anymore when buying bullets I try to buy batches of 500 instead of 100 count boxes to avoid the lot to lot differences as much as possible...
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General Discussion / Re: fx120i and auto trickler
Last post by gman47564 -
bob one thing for sure... if it doesn't make a difference it wont be the powder charges fault... so far it has throwed to +/- a single kernel of powder...that's impressive to me...

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