Please see "Results: Load Development & Accurizing (part 1, 2 & 3)" for the complete story!
Results: Load Development & Accurizing (part 4)
81.0 gr. Target: (4 shot group)
81.5 gr. Target: (Disregard shot 3, Flyer. YES! There are two shots touching!!)
82.0 gr. Target:
82.5 gr. Target:
83.0 gr. Target:
Now, in plotting the centers of the groups on a target we can see which consecutive charges are similar to one another to decide on a "Optimal Charge Weight".
Note that the x's indicate the center of the group with dsignated flyer's excluded from that particular charge shot group.
Looking at these, I had great groups at 81.5 and 82.0 grains. OCW says to ignore these and find where there are consecutive charges where the center of the groups hit nearly the same place.
QUESTION: Can anyone give any suggestions looking at all this?
WHAT I DID WRONG: I should have waited for a day without 10-15 mph wind gusts but I drove 35 minutes to the range and didnt want to waste the gas. The results may have been skewed due to the wind but may at 100 yards it is not to big of deal.
ACTION: I am going to load up 4 shots of 81.5, 81.75 & 82.0 and do the same test over tomorrow as 81.5 and 82.0 grouped the best. I will do the same round robin test and report back. Hopefully I find the best possible charge weight so I can get this ready to head west!!
By the way, tomorrow's forecast is 2 mph winds and 59 degrees!!! Should be a great day for shooting I hope.