So, when I started reloading a few years back, I was using brass from factory ammo,
Federal and Remington Brass to start,
and I had several boxes, so, I'd use a batch of twenty, over and over,
then I'd save other "Batches" for "Final loads,"
(meaning, I kept that twenty from the factory box as a batch, not mixing them with any others)
When I got a load dialed in, I'd load up twenty of them in a batch of brass, having FL sized them one time,
and box 'em up in the old factory box, stash 'em away, well labeled, for the type hunt I'd want them for, etc.
start working on another bullet type, for a different hunting application
Soon after I started, I began ordering the higher end Brass, Nosler, Norma,
and kept exacting records, on how many times FL sized, NS sized, trimmed, etc.
Was Very Noticeable how much more uniform the more expensive brass was in every way,
one of the best moves I ever made,...spending more on the brass
Not wanting to break up the expensive brass batches for hunting loads,
I kept filling up those boxes of factory brass, with loads that had been worked up with the Nosler or Norma brass
Realizing all along, that the "Fine Tune Handloader," would have a problem with that,.....
It's going to be a little bit different results, with different Brass used,....right??
So,......now days, as I have had quite a bit of success with hunting/killing, one shot slam bangs, etc. using this method,...
I'm thinking, it's not a big deal, the different brass,.....
(honestly, it's haunting my sleep tho,....heh heh, just a little)
Why use your high end Brass for storing hunting loads,....use it to dial in a load, then fill your other brass up with the dialed in load
What do you guys think,....is it that big of a deal,....has anyone tested this out,....??
My next experiment, is to start the scientific method, with this question,....
"Dialed In Norma Brass" load,....used in Federal Factory Brass,... is it a noticeable factor ??
or is it just range paper mania,....still all going to be fine on the "Minute of Critter" factor
I don't get to hunt prairie dogs, at 300 yds,...so I have a fair amount of rib cage area to work with