Hello everyone, it has been a while since I've posted. I've been a shooter for years and years but never a reloader. I even have reloading gear, but since the military put me on the "left coast" I left most of my precious rifles with family members in my home state waiting for my return My question is this: almost everyone who advises new reloaders where to start, on this forum and others, says to start with the minimum load data in XYZ book and then work up until you find the right load. Well how does one know when you've found it? Surely there are hundreds of viable combinations which produce positive results, right? And how does one know where to begin? For example I would like to reload for my .308, but do I start with 147gr, 150gr, 180gr, etc? Are Speer, Hornady, etc pretty much interchangeable? I can give my specifics if you'd like, but I was just asking in general terms if that makes sense. I'm beginning to see how the quest for the perfect bullet could consume your life. Thank you very much for any insight you can offer. -StaTiK- Wanna kill these ads? We can help!