Standard Powder Measure Tested Against Hand-weighed Loads – Is There A Difference?

When reloading, is your time being well spent to obtain consistent results? When it comes to the important task of powder-charging your cases, what about the new, digital, automated powder dispensers as compared to the older, volumetric kind? How precise do you need to be? How do the two measuring methods stack up in rate of output?

In this video I test the hypothesis of whether individually, hand-weighed charges produce more accurate results than simply relying on a properly calibrated, standard powder measure to do its job. A lot of reloading tips are shared along the way as I produce two groups of cartridges – one hand-weighed, the other not – to the range and then run them through a chronograph test to see what happens.

Then, at the end of the video, I explain an important bit of expertise every reloader should have in his or her arsenal (so to speak): How to analyse two, separate sets of data and determine whether or not their differences are “statistically significant” or lie within a predictable region of chance occurrence.

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