New to Stalking directory but been shooting for a few years.
I am about to start reloading for a 204 as up until now I have been using factory ammo.
I have read the Hornady and Lee reloading books and looked a loads of videos and read far too many bits on the internet... but everything seems very clear with the exception of one detail lands!
To start reloading and not get too complicated is it best to simply work with the max col specified and stay away from measuring and understanding loading to the lands?
Also what is best start at lowest published load and produce batches of five in 0.5gr increments to just say 0.5gr under max load and then fine tune either way around which of these loads shoots best, for the 204 its only 3gr between these extremes.
Also it says max case trim length of 1.850", do I simply trim to 1.840" when needed?
Lastly does anyone reload for these and what are you finding the best combination, my tikka shoots both 32gr and 40gr factory ammunition very well, better than I can lol. However a few places have said they are struggling getting SBK which seems a good round to start with.