Originally Posted by CalTeacher
I get what you're saying. Trimming may produce ammunition that may be capable of more precision under certain conditions...like using a machine rest. What I'm saying is that A. Once a person gets behind the gun the person is now the biggest factor, and B. All that effort will have been for almost no real gain as a result.
I don't doubt that you've experienced better precision after uniforming your brass and while shooting your gun from a machine rest. But its just a waste of time for what you'll gain, IMO.
Tons of people shoot in competitions/matches, however most of us are "not them" and don't mind a stray round or two if we are reloading at 1/3-1/2 the price of retail (so 1/2-2/3 more ammo for the same price).
Mostly quality, Major QTY.