so, I took Valkyrie out for another load test. I used 46.0 as my max load this time, because I had seen a very slight ejector mark on my brass at that weight last time. I made up 23 rounds at the following powder weights:
44.4gr (loaded 5 to use as sighters)
I shot a sighter target with the 44.4 gr to make sure I was at on POA/POA, I was close enough that I could do my test (less than half an inch difference POA/POI)
my test was a modified OCW test, I did not let the barrel completely cool between every shot
I shot 3 strings, letting the barrel cool between strings. The first and third string were shot in order by increasing powder weight. Because I wanted to make sure that barrel temp wasn't having a major part in my results, I reversed my firing order for the second string. I did not notice any pressure signs on any of my brass.
Outside temp was 32 degrees, I did all my shooting in just about an hour.
Here's my target
the target order goes:
44.7 45.0 45.2
45.5 45.7 46.0
There was one called flier on the 44.7 grouping.
Any thoughts on interpreting my shots?