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Old 01-04-2006, 09:26 PM
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what is a ladder test??????

i've seen some posts about"ladder test"what the heck is a ladder test.from what i can tell, it's a accuracy test of some kind???????????may try it if it seems like a good thing.jason
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:32 PM
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Re: what is a ladder test??????

its a good thing!

Do a search on "ladder test" and go back at least a year. Lots of good information and details.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:41 PM
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Re: what is a ladder test??????

30-06,

It's an incremental reloading procedure that you start out loading a minimum load and go up with each round 2-3 or even 5 grains at a time until you reach max load.
You then fire the rounds at -say 300yds and record each shot ,when you see a group/cluster of rounds land together this is the velocity your gun likes.
You can then load in smaller increments,say 1-2 grains to fine tune even more.Then start playing with seating depths and such."CHANGE ONE VARIABLE AT A TIME".
This info comes from varmint safari website ,its a good read and there are may others, but that is the jest of it.Mike
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:16 PM
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Re: what is a ladder test??????

When I first read this title I thought... didn't I post to that thread....
Turns out I did!
Heres a thread with the same question, and some links.
http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...=true#Post80715
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:45 PM
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Re: what is a ladder test??????

It is a proven method to shoot a limited number of bullets (20-30)with a given powder, bullet, primer combo and find sweet spots for that barrel.

Go to this thread and start for step by step. Ol Mike forgot to put the "." on his numbers. If you go up a whole 2.0 grains at a time you will completely skip a sweet spot. I use .2 or .3 gr intervals over a 3-6 grain spread.


http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...h=true#Post7548

That thread will link you also back to a 12-24-02 thread on the Audette/ladder method I posted then.

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Re: what is a ladder test??????

I just caught that i didn't use a point [.] as Bountyhunter said, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] that little point is quite important.
Bountyhunter also gave a truer answer as to what a ladder test 'is'.ME
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:23 AM
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Re: what is a ladder test??????

Take a look at this too - it's a sort of variant of ladder testing but uses a bit more ammo. There is a comparison to ladder testing too.
http://home.earthlink.net/~dannewber...addevelopment/
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