I'm curious following on from the other thread on 'most accurate...' And don't want to hijack it.
cadex mentions pulling apart factory rounds and finding a significant variance in powder weight? Anyone else done this and by how much +/- do the powder weights actually vary? What's likely to suffer more, small case capacity or large?
I'm very pernickety when reloading with regards to powder weight but my mate is not so. I don't mean he is careless, just does not seem to be as fussy for getting that needle on the scales to be absolutely steady on the line but in reality his powder charge is probably plus or minus 4 or 5 grains of powder (not grains of weight!) and his opinion is that no matter what he will still be more accurate in measuring the weight than any factory round, which I suppose is true.
If factory ammunition is still grouping around an inch with such a large relative variance I am now guessing that I'm probably being too fussy and may never see that difference in accuracy consistency caused by a few grains of powder here and there????