The question is not "IF" to weigh round balls, but if you do (or have experimented with) weighing round balls,

1) How did you do it and what tolerances/variables do you use?

and

2) How did you measure the difference in results (consistency in groups or accuracy)?

I've read both Steve Sells and Dutch Schoultz, and several comments on various forums, and have purchased scales and started weighing 50 Cal. round balls. I've become confused, and, would like to hear some specifics from those of you that are into weighing.

For example, on weighing:

1) Do you find the greatest weight of individual ball and discard any that deviate from that weight by some variable?

2) Do you find the average weight and discard any ball that deviates by some factor (say .5 grains or .25 grains)?

For example, on the measurement of increased efficiency/accuracy:

1) Did or does weighing reduce you group size by inches? at yardage? Caliber?

By way of further explanation, I am trying to develop a load for my 50 cal TC 1:48 and I believe to achieve the best (tighest) groups I need to control all the variables I can, one of which is the weight of the RB. But at what cost? Out of a box of 100 Hornady RB's, there are 12 different weight groups of balls (by .1 gram increments) from 177.6 down to 176.5. So where to start testing? Therefore, my question to you, is what method and tolerances do you use to achieve the groups you desire?

If, I can/could reduce my groups from 2" at 50 yards, to cloverleafs at 50 yards, I would no doubt weight. However, If I get from 2" down to 1.5 inches, probably not worth my time. I've seen some excellent videos of near ragged holes and clover leafs at 50 and 60 yards and if weighing gets me closer to that, I'll like to try it!