Rossi .223 hand loads?
Hey guys, my cousin just bought the Lee Breech Lock reloading kit. He told me if buy all my crap I can use his press whenever I want, right now I have nothing except a coffee can full of spent brass. Neither of us have ever done this before so I've got a few questions. Right now my head is spinning trying to figure this all out. How do I tinker with a load to get better accuracy? One person told me the main variant was how deep the bullet was seated, while another person said you always have the same overall length its just a matter of different bullet and powder combinations. The guy we talked to today said to just simply put a factory loaded round in there and use that to set the length, is that acceptable or do I need to bust out the caliper? Next, the die set my cousin bought for his .243 came with something to cut the case to the right length, how often do I need to do that and whats the best way? I am also assuming that brass is just like shot shells where each brand is different, do I need to sort all my brass out or will it effect my accuracy if I load up a bunch of rounds in different brands of brass? I am looking at buying Nosler Varmageddon 40gr bullets since MidwayUSA has them on sale right now and I've been told that with the 1:12 twist that Rossi has lighter is better. Does anybody have any loads that worked good in the R223MB?My cousin is reloading .243 simply because its cheaper, and we've got a few shells loaded up but havn't shot any yet. Me on the other hand, I want better accuracy since my guns sucks but also want to keep it cheap. Any info would be awesome! My head hurts right now trying to get this all figured out. Thanks, Spencer