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working up load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by remmag, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. remmag

    remmag Member

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    when you guys are working up loads what are thi increments you you go by
    i have worked up 50 357 rounds to shoot out of my blackhawk
    went with starting load 158 grain lswd
    6.2 garins unique (7.1 max)
    1.580 coal
    i figure i need to work up to the max to see what my gun likes , was going to load 50 rounds ech load just not sure what increments to advance by
    thanks
     
  2. showmebob

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    I usually increase my work up loads by .2 grains (10 each) when starting and max loads differ by 1 grain.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    For pistol I'll jump up .3 grs or more if I am on the low end. When I am close I test .1 less and .1 more and see if either is better, then another .1, and go up or down from there. Sometimes in cold weather my load will prove it needs .1 or .2 more to be all weather worthy. If it doesn't work in all temps, it is not a great load. I give zero to 5 stars for loads. It has to be good in all weather, work in all my guns, be super accurate, & very clean to super clean to get 4 stars. Only one or two 5 star loads in my book. Plenty of 4 star, many 3 star & 2 star, a few 1 star, and plenty of zero star loads.
     
  4. arizona98tj

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    Just curious.....after all of that.....to get 4 stars......what property is it that pushes the load to 5 stars?
     
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