I loaded 35 rds. today with CFE BLACK and A1680 close to max with NOSLER and VMAX 20 gr. I used graphite on the first 30 and not on the last....
Great information. I'm away from my loading bench for a week and it's been-40 the past few nights, so I won't be contributing for a bit.
I weighed 100 new Hornady brass (all the same lot). They varied from 52.46 to 51.76, that's .7 of a grain difference. Much better that what I have...
These were all Nosler Varmagedin 20 gr., Hornady cases not sorted neck sized, Rem. 7 1/2 primers, primer pockets cleaned and flash hole sized from...
I shot A1680, H4198 and CFE Black. The H4198 was a load I had shot the .225 group with and produced one of the worst 4 shot groups I have ever...
I set my Ruger aside for a while, couldn't get it to shoot well (maybe the brass). The CZ shot better right away, but not as pretty. If can't get...
Fun shooting little groups, but a pain when it doesn't work. I have works with a lot of 270 down to 22, but never had this much trouble.
I failed to say I use a CZ. I appreciate the input and will try your method. I will still weigh and volume all my brass.
It's not a bushing die, just a neck sizer. Doesn't touch the case sides.
What kind of groups are you shooting at 100? How much powder? What projectile?
I have been using a RCBS neck sizer I haven't used graphite, but will try. It's hard to find a calm day so I can test, but I will post...
I didn't say I wanted consistent .2 groups with the 17. I just want consistent groups.
I ordered 100 rds. of new brass (hornady). I will weigh each, sort and check the volume of each before I load. Maybe that will improve consistency.
My best groups have been with H4198. I have used A1680, lil gun and cfe black. The problem when weighing loads to .00 the powder is hard to...
Thanks for the replys. I haven't tried A2200 and will try 25 grain again.
I am a new old timer. Have reloaded since the 70's, but am having trouble with consistent accuracy with the 17 hornet. I have worked...
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