I've just acquired a sub 1 moa 308 rifle and am looking at hand loading.
1/ Is there an ideal procedure to follow to eliminate each variable (or optimise each components contribution to the result - grouping) before you get down to the ultimate variable, i.e. yourself! The one that gets me is resonance - at least I think I have that factor correctly named.
2/ When you start hand loading, how may bullets of each combination of variables do you make/fire to give you a norm' for that combination for comparison with others?
3/ Do you make your comparisons at one range only, say 100 yards, or is that another variable. i.e do cartridge combinations perform better at one range than another or if you've got it right at 100 yds, you've got it right at all distances?
I'm sure there's more to ask but that'll probably do as a 'starter for 10'.
Thx in advance, Paul