I'm wondering if ladder test results tend to transfer to different brand bullets in the same weight. For instance - I do a ladder test on my 6.5x55 with 140gr sierra gamekings. If I perform the same test with identical powder/OAL, etc. with 140 gr Berger Hunting VLD's will the results tend to be similar showing the same or similar accuracy nodes? Or is that unlikely?
Also, would 130gr gamekings tend to show a similar ladder test result to the 140 gamekings, or is that unlikely?
Incidentally, I'm using Lapua brass CCI large rifle primers and RL22 powder .02 off lands, loading the ladders starting at the manual's suggested starting grains and adding .2gr with each step, to two steps past the manual's "never exceed". Of course I'll watch for pressure signs as I go. Do some guns/loads not show pressure signs well past the manual's published "never exceed"? Is it reasonable to keep going with the ladder so long as I don't see excess pressure or should I just stop at "never exceed"?