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General Discussion / Re: My New Range
Last post by Kansaswoodguy - Today at 04:22:48 PM
Nice place
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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by jvw2008 - Today at 11:55:36 AM
"While I agree weigh sorting may not closely correlate measuring for H2O capacity I haven't seen proof it does not. It may not be a rule without exception but I do believe it gets you closer than randomly pulling them out of the box."

ABSOLUTELY! No question in my mind regarding that statement. I do believe also that the linearity between those two brass dynamics increases with the quality of brass being analyzed.
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General Discussion / Re: My New Range
Last post by NightForce - Today at 09:34:58 AM
You are SO lucky/fortunate!
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Reloading / Re: Cartridge Overall Length (...
Last post by Mark611 - Today at 08:57:46 AM
Sory, late to the game here, but my Jam length on my Savage 110 Tac with a 147gn Hornady ELDM is 3.2'', I have only pushed them back 20k off the jam and 15k and 10k, 20k gave the best accuracy from that test, more testing is needed for sure, I have not been able to do any real load development for almost 2yrs with this rifle due to my job! 10hrs a day 7 days a week! for now! but I will get there at some point!
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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by HufD63 - Today at 08:37:22 AM
On quality brass I don't necessarily think weight sorting is that big of deal and I agree it does not necessarily correlate to capacity but on a good scale it's not a lot of work to weigh a set of brass so I do it.

Usually a few can be pulled of one or both ends making the main set within a grain or a grain and a half. Occasionally a guy will find one way out of the mean or spot an obvious defect in one. So for the small amount of effort I'll continue to weigh match brass for the confidence of knowing I did it.

While I agree weigh sorting may not closely correlate measuring for H2O capacity I haven't seen proof it does not. It may not be a rule without exception but I do believe it gets you closer than randomly pulling them out of the box.
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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by gman47564 - Today at 08:35:07 AM
Brett we can never put too much thought in our reloading practices.  With such a small variance in your case capacity you may be able to use the same charge.. most nodes are .4 to .6 gr. Wide so your variance is right there.. however this doesn't account for how each brand of brass grips the bullet.. even if they both have the same neck thickness and sized with the same die.. you can try the same charge in both brands.. they may shoot the same.. if not then a small change in charge weight may be necessary..
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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by BCz - Today at 08:31:31 AM
Quote from: Denver Steve on Today at 07:16:49 AM
QuoteGiven a lot can have 3-5gr variation am I putting to much thought into my reloading practices?
Trust me I do craft some great ammo that fits my needs well.
Pockets,flash holes, turned necks, every charge trickled and topped with a sorted bullet.
Out of the 59 pieces of Norma brass, 15 are primed with WLRM to match my load thats in lapua brass. I'll shoot these against my existing load to see how they do.
The remaining 44 pieces have CCI250 these will get a load work up.


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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by Denver Steve - Today at 07:16:49 AM
QuoteGiven a lot can have 3-5gr variation am I putting to much thought into my reloading practices?

Overall weight of the brass doesn't necessarily correlate directly with its internal capacity. Which is the number that truly matters when case sorting for capacity.

If you are using a quality brass like Peterson/Lapua etc.. I wouldn't worry too much about sorting. Focus on the things that matter the most. Neck tension, bullet consistency, consistent seating depth.

But I guess once you have all those things tuned there is almost no limit to how deep you can go. What matters the most is consistency. Do the exact same thing to every cartridge you are loading each and every time and you will get consistent repeatable results.
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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by BCz - Today at 05:16:13 AM
Grant here's the thing...
I weight sorted some 6.5cm brass made by Peterson.
I had 1.5gr variation,  I split it equally into 2 batches down the middle, it will all shoot into 1 hole. So this got me to thinking when I looked at the
6.5-284 brass.
Given a lot can have 3-5gr variation am I putting to much thought into my reloading practices?
I'm not saying that I'll change what I'm doing by any means, just scratching a curious itch.

I've always said a person has to separate the wheat from the chaff when reading about others reloading practices, and know how to difrenciate what works for 1 may not be practical for another.
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Reloading / Re: Brass manufacturer compari...
Last post by gman47564 - Today at 04:45:29 AM
If i remember right brett i was a tenth difference on powder charge between the two.. will look when i get home this evening..


Never mind that brett. Just realized im shooting 2 different bullets in them. 153 a-tip in the lapua and 147 eldm in the norma cases
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