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Everyone spends so much time trying to be right on the money when doing there powder charge but how many of you weigh your bullets first?

This is ment toward rifle bullets
 

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I know SGMJody weighs his bullets that he moulds. I saw the .40 bullets he was weighing. He would know alot about this topic.
 

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Yeah there are plenty of things to go anal on arent there ?

Probably best to weigh em and group in batches....I would think commercially available jacketed bullets would extremely consistent on weight
 

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I weight two types -- my cast rifle bullets I weight -- any milsupr pulled tips I weight.
 

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Commercial jacketed bullets can vary a great deal. A guy that shoots F class down in LA had some sierras one time that they must have forgot to put a core in.

Benchrest shooters first buy from a certain lot. Then they weight every bullet and put in groups, then they uniform the primer pocket and flast hole, then they cut the brass to length and deburr it, then they weigh every charge, and they vary the seating depth of the bullet depending on conditions. It is crazy what all you can do to a cartridge.

I say if you want the utmost accuracy you must weigh the bullet.
 

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I bought 2 boxes of Berger VLDs for my .270.. one box is 130grs and the others are 140s.

The 140s i weighed all weighed 140.4grs. i loaded 30 of them and shot 15 of them saturday. lets just say they shoot pretty flat :cheers:
 
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When I am going to chrony some of my loads, I weigh the bullets to get the same weight, I individually measure the charge for each case, and then I shoot'em.
 

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I weighed some to see just how consistent they would be. Found that they were not all that consistent but not off enough for me to weigh them for reloading hunting rounds.
 
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Mine were very consistent. I fired 10 groups of ten shots through the crony and the highest deviation group was 39.81fps and the lowest was 18.02fps. I don't have to worry about these bullets being consistent.
 

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SGMJody said:
Mine were very consistent. I fired 10 groups of ten shots through the crony and the highest deviation group was 39.81fps and the lowest was 18.02fps. I don't have to worry about these bullets being consistent.
which bullets are these you speak of?
 

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you know if your barrel is perfectly level and so was the ground if you fired a bullet from your gun and dropped a bullet at the end barrel as soon as the bullet leaves the barrel both bullets will hit the ground at the same time.......
 

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I first sort the bullets from a Lot# in groups of .001" measuring the Ogive to Base length. Then I trim the Meplats, resetting the trimmer for each length. As I fill the loading block with charged cases of either 5 or 10 (depending on LG or HG) I pull bullets from one length group at a time and weigh the bullets to sort for weight. A 5 shot group of loaded rounds will have 5 bullets of the same length (Ogive to Base), same Meplat Diameter and exactly the same weight. A HG group gets 10 exactly alike. I have a little trick for sorting cases, but I'll keep that to myself :thumbup: Never ever mixing cases from a certain 5 or 10 shot group.
 
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