It's taken 2 years with a lot of work, joy, frustration, setbacks, rain and more rain, the china virus, budget explosion and RAIN. We moved in at the end of August with the house only 90% complete. The last 10% has really been slow--people not showing up to finish their work has become the norm.
Driveway to be poured this week-weather permitting. My actual front doors won't arrive until the end of February or March. But it is HOME now. Hopefully this year I will get to extend my range beyond 220 yards.
I've got deer tracts (rubs and scrapes everywhere), turkey tracts, coon tracks, coyote tracts and my oldest son has busted a few ducks. Even got those damn armadillos digging.
Best part: this morning, I worked on some load development. Shot a few groups and wasn't satisfied with group size. Went inside and adjusted the seating depth a few thousandths--back to the bench to see the groups close to a single hole. NO DRIVING! PRS season starts in 2 weeks....
Noticing querky things like this and doing a little investigating is what I refer to as thinking outside of the box. No - results from two cases don't mean squat and checking even 20 cases might not confirm or deny your assumptions. But you haven't corralled your mind to conventional thinking and it's surprising how often you learn something only peripherally related to what you are investigating. It's not a waste of time.
So I found 2 pieces of brass 1 Lapua and 1 Norma with only .2gr variance. As soon as I finish putting this car together I'm going to weigh volume of each case.
Before anyone says its not statistical, let me say no shit!! This is just because I noticed the similarities and I really don't care about the Norma brass to begin with. If it will make consistent enough ammo for taking up in the hills to bust rocks across the way without doing a full load work up. All the better.
Let's also keep in mind there is only 1gr variance between the 2 brands. This is going to be interesting.