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So, I was working up some handloads for my 308 a month ago. I increased the charges by 1 gr/batch of 5rds, 6 total batches (30rds) thrown thru a Hornady Lock-N-Load bench rest dispenser. I found that one specific charge weight shot the tightest group. Being that I wasn't weighing each charge, wouldn't the accuracy be more dependent on the consistency of the charge weight and not a specific charge weight, all other variables being equal and that the dispenser just threw more consistent charges of one specific powder weight based on it's design?

Isn't that the principal behind match ammo: consistency of construction?
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spblademaker;24768 Wrote:So, I was working up some handloads for my 308 a month ago. I increased the charges by 1 gr/batch of 5rds, 6 total batches (30rds) thrown thru a Hornady Lock-N-Load bench rest dispenser. I found that one specific charge weight shot the tightest group. Being that I wasn't weighing each charge, wouldn't the accuracy be more dependent on the consistency of the charge weight and not a specific charge weight, all other variables being equal and that the dispenser just threw more consistent charges of one specific powder weight based on it's design?

Isn't that the principal behind match ammo: consistency of construction?

It's not entirely unusual for a gun to shoot standard factory ammo as good or better than handloads or even match ammo. But it's also not unusual for an ammo to shoot tight groups in one gun then shoot patterns in another gun even if it's the same make and model. Guns like different loads. Find a load it likes then keep consistency as tight as possible and you'll end up where you want.
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A specific charge weight is what is going to bring everything together. Consistency will be necessary to obtain and keep the desired results. When i work up loads I want to be as consistent as possible throughout the process including weighing each charge. A decent read on load work up that touches on barrel harmonics and such: http://www.frfrogspad.com/loaddev.htm
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