Recently purchased some Hornady 87gr V-max for use in my .243 and some 129gr SST for 6.5x47.
Set about measuring bullet length from base to o-give (just for interest) before loading and was shocked to find that the 87gr had a variation in length of 15 thou from base to o-give and the 129gr up to 10 thou (although slightly more consistant).
Then measured some Sierra Gamekings and Nosler Ballistic Tips that I have in the cabinet and found them to be much more consistant (within approx 1 thou of each other). Which is more like what I would expect from these manufacturers.
Has anybody else experienced such large variations?
Have looked on the net but all I see is good reports about Hornady bullets and about how accurate they tend to be!
Just can't see how a bullet can be accurate and consistent with such large variations such as this!
Any input appreciated.