It's a good way of putting it actually; It is a really is a close relationship and to get the best out of it a shooter/reloader must know the rifle intimately. I like the load development process although it can be frustrating too. But when it comes together, when you're out sending projectiles down range, a long way down range and they ping that target...That's rewarding.
Did you end up seeing that response I left you about your question about how far I'd ranged m 6.5mmCM out to? A few days ago.
You must have a long shopping list. Lol.