Re: Handloading for accuracy
I believe the books mentioned are great tools for improving accuracy, read as much as you can and listen closely to both novice reloaders and experienced reloaders. There are so many things that can contribute to accuracy it's almost unbelievable. Some can be applicable and some is a waste of time, it really depends on the application. 1000 Yard benchrest; weighing primers, bullets, cases all can improve accuracy, 500 yards and under it can make a difference but not as noticeable as it will at a 1000, Point Blank benchrest, it seems guys aren't as particular of their powder charge weights just more so they're all the same. Hunting rifles, Primers can certainly make a difference but case weight would be a waste of time. Probably the single biggest contributor to accuracy is CONSISTANCY, both in your reloads and shooting technique. Do everything the same all the time every time. If your using Remington brass, use only Remington, don't mix in Winchester and Lapua. If you're free recoiling one shot, don't hold the gun tight the next shot. And no matter what Never Pull the trigger, it should scare you everytime it goes off, if it doesn't you're flinching! Having confidence in your equipment and ammo is a huge asset during load development. It will help you from second guessing a bad group.