Biggest Factor for Accurate Loads?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by steve4102, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    While all of the above plays a part in overall accuracy,
    I will add this to the mix.
    When the flash hole is punched, it most likely has burrs
    inside the casing. These burrs can interfere with a
    uniform ignition of your powder from your primer.
    As I mostly shoot handguns these days, and my loads
    have such a small amount of powder [physically] in regards
    to the capacity of the brass, I not only de-burr the
    flash hole from the inside for uniformity [my favorite
    de-burr/uniforming tool is a Possum Hollow] but I also
    raise the barrel to allow the powder to fall back against
    the primer before I pull the trigger.
  2. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    P.S. I now use Starline brass almost exclusively.
    The flash hole has been consistently centered,
    primer pockets have been uniform and flat,
    and the price is very affordable.
    OAL of brass seems to be consistent with any other brand
    but since I mainly shoot revolvers, my wife and I shoot
    mostly the same calibers [I don't load separate accuracy
    loads for each gun of the same caliber], and the rounds
    remain accurate between the guns, I don't even bother
    to trim all my brass to exacting lengths.
    I don't like cutting corners, but I do believe in keeping
    things as simple as possible, as long as there is not
    much interference to quality. [she sure can burn thru alot of ammo !!]
    Also, for the most part, when we tumble our brass, we use
    regular cheap white rice for the media [no offense meant, jobama]
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    That reminds me of a write up Mike Venturino did about a year and a half ago in Handloader. "One load, Many rifles" Its a good read. And debunks alot of common myths regarding individual rifle loads. I encourage anyone not having read it to look it up. IF you cant find it PM me, Ill scan it and post it in PDF form here.
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