Measuring bullet base to Ogive



  • Is there any measurable advantage to measuring the bullet's base to ogive and sorting?
    Anyone do this on a regular basis?



  • It certainly does help when dealing with some bullets with uniformity issues. However, I have not seen it to be of significant impact when dealing with quality bullets. "Quality" not having bearing on brand name, but rather specific lot numbers. Obviously some brands have a capacity for greater consistency than others. Berger's for instance, I've never once needed to sort. Conversely, I once had a lot of nosler's that shrunk group sizes by 50% after sorting by bearing surface.

    The question of lot-to-lot consistency is certainly noteworthy, yet the standard rule of checks and balances when changing lot number of any component applies.