Re: How important is checking bullet run out
The short of it is that, unless you are using top of the line loading tools made for benchrest shooters, more often than not, measuring bullet run out is like chasing your tail; no matter what you do to make your bullets concentric, it's never going to work and only end with a lot frustration. The proof of your loading is downrange so let that be your real guide. I have and do check run out on my long range target loads, but I only use it for culling out rounds with grossly off center bullets.
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