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Old January 13, 2006, 02:47 PM   #12
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,177

Here's a startling revelation for you...

Every piece of commercial or military surplus ammunition you have ever bought, ranging from lowly .22 RF to 9mm to .30-06 or others, has been loaded VOLUMETRICALLY.

They don't weight the powder charges. A given weight of a powder will occupy a given volume. Once you know those parameters, you can turn out some incredibly accurate ammo without ever having to touch a powder scale.

I've been loading volumetrically for over 2 decades, both handgun and rifle. I check every 5th to 10th round, and also inspect powder levels visually.

The only time I have ever had a problem is when I got lax in my loading procedures and double charged a .45 ACP case. That certainly wasn't the fault of the equipment, though.
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