Originally Posted by ken snyder
Honestly guys if you feel the need to work up to a max load shouldn't you be shooting a larger cartridge and exceeding your velocity expectations with modest loads. Express 91 grains as safe and 92 grains as unacceptable in a percentage of reduction and that very small difference is non existant The difference between any cartridges velocities from mid range to over the border is laughable. There are only two types of velocity addicts: Those with a Brain and those without
Well, obviously you are not an accuracy addict....probably not even a reloader. If you were you would know that that "very small difference" might be the difference in a 50% reduction in group size. NO ONE HERE is sugjesting shooting loads that are "over the border". Not that I have read, anyway.
And another thing.....who said 91 gr was "safe"...Shure's hell wasn't me....There is a reason the reloading manuals have a STARTING load. "Safe" in your gun is ONLY safe in your gun...I don't give a krap what the manuals say is "safe".....It may be several grains below the listed "max" book, it may be several grains above!! I honestly believe that every reloader should find out what the end is with every gun that they load for. It helps you become more sensitive and accurate in finding the "tells" of high PSI.... every gun is a little different....makes you a better loader. Also, if you don't know the max of your gun and you happen to take it out when it is warmer than you tested, you could be asking for trouble....from ruined brass to sticky extraction to stuck bolt. If you knew that you were close to the edge to start with you just might head off trouble.....Just sayin!!
You best be excercising your brain before you post!!!