Re: Humbling experiance the other day. Maybe someone else can learn from this!
Originally Posted by kraky1
but it is the kind of thing you can run into when playing with the big overbore cases. When you got so much case and velocity you should be happy to stop 50-100 fps shy of max loads but so many of us like to keep the pedal to the metal!
For me it was another lesson about valid hunting loads. We all know that sometimes we can't keep our barrel as clean in the field as at the range. Temp changes, moisture, dust....you name it can all come into play. (Like 4 straight days of Alska rain on one trip!) Finding loads at the range that run redline are kind of useless out there in the field.
Very, very well said.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.