Handloader Magazine article--223 reloads results
Anyone read the series of recent article by Charles E. Petty in the Handloader Magazine on variations that make a difference to the performance of 223 reloads in a good 223 bolt rifle?
The bottom line, in my opinion, is that the author found case preparation (like primer pocket uniforming and primer hole deburring), mixing case manufacturer's brass in a group, and several other processes based on the benchrest shooting game ammo preparation processes, do little to effect the accuracy of the gun tested. The gun was a premium bolt gun (Cooper Phoenix) and shoots right at 1/2 inch, regardless. Earlier articles in this series covered other aspect of ammo preparation with the same results.
Interesting! I need to re-read the series I think, as it smashes normal concepts that people think make a difference for accurate results in target shooting non-benchrest guns.
Anyone want to comment on the articles?