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How Do You Shortcut Load Dope?

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Unread 12-24-2006, 11:33 PM
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Re: How Do You Shortcut Load Dope?

PLANE you know they ain't gonna let us on a plane with all the crap we haul with us. Hell it took us two trucks just to go to CO, the first time, and we camped out in a 4 bdr house.

Ain't that the damn truth.

I believe all of you are right. The ex-ball program is a must. I really think a chrono should be a part of the arsonal packed when going to unknowns. Guessing BC is realitive easy to figure, but it hinges on velocity, along with other things. Don't know anybody that can guess the velocity at different temps let alone the other stuff accuratly without these gadgets. Shoot the load thru the chrono at your destination at known ranges and figure your drop dope. I just don't see anyway to shortcut the procedure.

Just this weekend I checked my summer load against the conditions we are having now. We are talking a 34* temp change with a 250fps in velocity drop. That's a huge differance when you are shooting 1k plus yards for a precision shot.

Communication amongst us.

I like to see peoples loads posted with all different calibers, however I think it we could benefit more from each other if the poster could help fill in the blanks with the conditions the load was shot in, such as:

169.5 WC
92.5gr. H-869 @ 3300fps
Elev. 165
Temp. 94*
Bar. 30.6
Hum. 70%

Maybe we could have somewhere designated on the board a place for such info. I think it would be interesting and help out a-lot of folks.

Thanks Tim
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Unread 12-24-2006, 11:44 PM
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Re: How Do You Shortcut Load Dope?


You're pretty much spot on w/your suggestion. Lemme see what I can rig up.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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Unread 12-25-2006, 12:01 AM
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Re: How Do You Shortcut Load Dope?

Roy, I went squirel hunting Sat. morning and thought of you and had a good laugh with the tree next to me.

I was sitting under a tree and spotted a big ole boar hog coming straight at me about 50 yards away sporting his tushes and me armed with only a 22 open sight rifle and thought to myself, I wonder what ole Roy would do about now. Would he squill, shoot or s--t. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

I just started tinkerin with a different powder in the 270am which is giving outstanding velocites and 5-8 fps at the most. More testing before I post.

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