was doing some load development for new varmint gun today and found what i view as funny results. the higher the charge load the worse the groups seemed to get. which isnt idea since them my loads are going to be slow.
loading for .223
80gr target bullets
ar2208 powder whinchester small primers
load started at 23gr and went up in .3 grs to 25.1. that isnt max yet
so should i look above and see what max is and see if i get a node higher up (its close to max though i think)
should i settle with slow load
i still need to take it out to 2 or 300m but just want some advice. here hte targets at 100
loads go left to right then bottom to top for last sheet which i cant rotate for some reason,
shot one round at each target then the next in a round robbin type thing. the reason for the last bullet hole by its self is since i mist a target on the last series of loads so i just kept going and then drew them in. ignore the bullet holes with the black lines on them in the last 3 targets.