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crummyshooter
October 1, 2013, 06:31 PM
I have what is probably an unusual problem for most shooters.
I like to reload and don't shoot enough to keep me busy. I like to spend a lot of time making sure my cases are as close as possible to being exactly the same. flash hole size, chamfered inside and out, neck wall thickness, case length, weight. Sort bullets, by weight (cast or Factory). Weigh every powder charge. Seat primers with a Lee tool, so I can feel how they seat.

Casting bullets; Inspect each bullet for any deformity, Nose pour, turn the spru in a lathe to even it out, sort by weight, size and lube and weigh again.

Out in the "Room" with a good cigar and a beer or a shot or two of Pendleton 1910, it don't get any better.

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readyeddy
October 1, 2013, 06:40 PM
I'm guessing you get outstanding rifle accuracy. With everything uniform, what kind of groups do you get?

USSR
October 1, 2013, 06:42 PM
Hmmm, it's obvious that you don't take your reloading lightly, but to just casually say "a good cigar and a beer" makes me wonder if your attention to detail extends to them as well.;)

Don

crummyshooter
October 1, 2013, 06:46 PM
With the 270 and 220 swift very good 3/8", but that was 30 years or so ago. I lived in a house where I could shoot 100 yd out the window of my "gun room". Now I am working on 45/70 Black powder in a trap door, but I have to drive some distance to shoot. So far I do well to keep them on the paper at 50 yd.

crummyshooter
October 1, 2013, 07:01 PM
I should add, I pass up the Beer and/or the Pendleton 1910 when I am actually putting a load together

gamestalker
October 1, 2013, 07:52 PM
I can absolutely relate to the attention to detail you put into how you assemble your loads, I'm very OCD about reloading as well. The only part of your post that concerns me is the possibility that you may be doing while impaired.
Be careful!

GS

readyeddy
October 1, 2013, 09:20 PM
3/8" is terrific. I need to pay more attention to detail.

crummyshooter
October 1, 2013, 10:19 PM
Well I have to admit I've only had 4 or 5 groups that good over a 10 year period.

Conservidave
October 1, 2013, 10:51 PM
I can understand your issue, for some it's the journey as much or more than the destination.

Dave,

readyeddy
October 1, 2013, 10:55 PM
Don't worry, I'm not the gullible type.

It's just that your thread has coincided with a recent experience for me. I've been lazy and taking shortcuts and my rifle ammo has recently produced dismal results.

I've gone back to basics. Last night I spent about 1.5 hours producing 20 rounds of rifle ammo. I don't know if it and I will produce small groups, but I do know that I produced the most consistent ammo possible given what I know. It feels good.

cfullgraf
October 1, 2013, 11:25 PM
I have what is probably an unusual problem for most shooters.


Problem, what problem. It's those other guys that have the problem.

I enjoy reloading as well.:)

I get OCD with different aspects of reloading but I do understand your enjoyment and efforts.

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