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View Poll Results: Which method do you work up a to load with?
OCW-Optimal Charge Weight 11 26.19%
Best group of Three 11 26.19%
Best group of Four 5 11.90%
Ladder Method 14 33.33%
Best Speed 0 0%
Other 1 2.38%
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What method do use in Handload development

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:22 PM
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Re: What method do use in Handload development

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Go here and read on.......Ladder Test for Load Development -
The links on those pages are no longer working.
Did anyone cut and paste it to their computer for future reference?
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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Re: What method do use in Handload development

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The links on those pages are no longer working.
Did anyone cut and paste it to their computer for future reference?

I uploaded the document that I had saved re: the ladder test. The formatting is pretty close to the original word doc.

Ladder test document


Hope everyone can see this document

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:31 PM
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Re: What method do use in Handload development

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The links on those pages are no longer working.
Did anyone cut and paste it to their computer for future reference?
oops! I shudda checked things completely.

Sorry

I'll snoop around.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:42 PM
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Re: What method do use in Handload development

OK here's a couple.

First just to confuse things is the OCW method.

Note that the OCW and ladder test folks argue quite a bit. Kind of like Ford and Chevy folks
Dan Newberry's OCW Load Development System

This took a bit of hunting but I tracked'r down.....

Load Development

I use a bastardized combination of the two, using the Ladder to get close then the OCW to get spot on. It works for me.........

Good luck.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:05 AM
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Re: What method do use in Handload development

I just tried the ladder test for the first time yesterday... I used a two shot group at 200. It seems that it would be better to get out to 3 or 400 yards for a good ladder test, so I'm going to start using a combination of OCW and Ladder. I used to always pick a powder and bullet, then start doing 5 shot groups till I started seeing what I liked or had a sticky bolt... lots of wasted ammo - well, I guess I still had fun shooting paper lol!
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