I recently purchased some Hornady 87 V-max for my .243. Upon seating the bullets with seating die to find the lands and the OAL from the Ogive I noticed a ogive variation of up to .005. (using bullet comparator) Started to measure them and weight and measuring just the bullets from base to ogive and sure enough..... .005 variation from base to ogive and plus or minus 0.7 grains in weight.
Is this common?
Needless to say, they didn't shoot very well. Is it them or me?
Anyone have any luck with these bullets??
I had them just touching 20 thou off the lands. In a tikka T3 light using H4350 starting at 41 grains to 43 in 0.5 grain increments
any help welcome as yet again this reloading malarkey is cooking my head.
or am I just over thinking it?....
All the best Ldm