Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by peeplwtchr, Nov 6, 2020.
@100 yds, what are your thoughts? I am looking to compare accuracy, not velocity.
I've got good trigger control, and a sled; but I'm trying to talk myself into the wind thing. First rifle loads, and we have to reserve range time weeks in advance. Of course the first chance of rain/wind in over 6 months.
Yes, I would. Assuming one could just get on with it and shoot them in the same conditions, more or less. It also gives a good chance to see the wind drift, even at a hundred yards.
With a side wind, good rest and shooting, any windage variation would be from the wind and any elevation variance can be used to determine load accuracy.
More importantly, you would be out shooting in it and seeing what happens. Invaluable for that alone.
As a single dad, ignoring the wind helps me keep range days that are few and getting farther between now.
Nothing worse than perfectly prepping a hundred cases, seating and measuring and reseating a hundred weighed and sorted bullets on hand trickled and weighed to the fifth of a grain charges, just to have a gorgeous sunny day blow it all away.
If your range has fairly predictable winds, I’d go.
Swirling, blustery days are another, but, that’s weather, whether you like it or no!
I’d at least go and bring a pistol.
It is said that a 6:00 wind has no value except vertical.
This chart was given to me by short range world record holder Rick Graham
Yeah, no value is what I wanted. No wind would've been better, but I got real results. Done w/that ladder.
Post a picture of the test please
The winner was 27.1gr
My understanding of a ladder test is you make 15-20 shots all on the same target, aiming at the same spot, with ammo that increases in powder weight by a tenth or two. After you're done you should have an up/down line of bullet holes where you can check for sweet spots with low vertical separation.
I’m not familiar with your method of load development....
Correct me if I’m wrong, you are group shooting in powder increments at different points of aim ( separate target) ?
Are these targets set in a horizontal format ?
How are you determining the best powder charge?
Did you test using wind flags?
Was there any barrel cool down between groups?
I'm good with this round, unless I get drastically different results with varget.
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