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    Factory ammo batches

    I think it is commonly accepted that you should re-check the zero on your rifle when using ammo from a new batch from the factory.

    In practice, has anyone notice a significant difference when using new ammo, or have modern manufacturing practices done away with this problem?


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    batch differences

    I am aware that this is seen as good practise. I mainly reload everything now. when i used factory ammo i found no diferences between the batches.


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    Normally i havn't noticed changes with a new batch except in one
    case with federal fusion 150gr in 308. Had one box which shot under 1/2"
    and bought 100 of the same batch and had a great season with it.
    A year later got 100 of a different batch and they wouldn't group
    under 1 1/2". The COL was fairly consistant on the first batch and very inconsistant on the second. That was all I could see. Swapped them for
    something else.

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    l used to find if the batch no between the boxes was the same l found no need to check it if they differed l would check them, but in reality l found them to be fairly concistant.

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