Re: Ladder test and scientific method question for the ballisticians.
10-4 on the chucks. Make sure to say hi to Unk and Roland. I still talk about you guys and your pink and blue cannon. How is the .338 thunder? I was going to read up on it but I am too far behind to read the big post about it. What ranges are you hitting fur with that gun.
I agree that I should still give the Varget another fair shake. I did call Richard Graves and I'm glad I did. He gave me some advice that I remembered Kirby giving a long time ago once I heard it again. Basically it was to kiss the lands and kick 'em in the butt. I am going to try increasing the velocity and getting them as close to the lands as I can and still keep them mag length. I know that getting the rounds .005 or less from the lands is best but this is a hunting gun and not a BR so I insist on having the rounds fit the mag. I would sooner spend the $$$ to have the pipe rechambered to bring the lands back toward the bullet.
If you have the time, tell me what you would would do with the remaining 51 bullets to find my best (reasonable) load. I have Varget powder, fed match primers, once fired brass, new brass and a pact chrono. Should I load 3 shot groups in .2 gr increments? Should I shoot another ladder and sneak past max looking for pressure signs? Let me know.
If anyone else has a thought let me know.
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!