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Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

 
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:22 PM
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Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

After reading this thread: Load development methods...

I decided to try it.



66 gains of magpro,
cci mag primer,
Remington case,
Coal: 2.856
169.5g Wildcat 270 bullets
270 wsm.

Just like he described in his original post, I shot loads of increasing increments (1/2 grain) until I got a slightly sticky bolt – this happened at 68 grains. I then backed off 2 grains to 66 grains and loaded three. The above group is those 3 at 100 yards.

This is also the best group I’ve ever shot. I got lucky – but I’ll take it.

I couldn’t be happier. Thanks Kirby. Your method saved me lots of time, powder, and bullets.


Paul

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Old 09-25-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

"Just like he described in his original post, I shot loads of increasing increments (1/2 grain) until I got a lightly sticky bolt – this happened at 68 grains. I then backed off 2 grains to 66 grains and loaded three."

I didn't see his original post; did he suggest that 2 grains below stickly bolts would shoot well?

If so, did he mention that 2 grains would be lot more change for small cartridges than larger ones?
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Re: Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

Where can we find his article? It isn't coming up in a search here.
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Re: Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

When you can do that 8 or 10 times in a row you will be assured you have something until then it is just as likely and more probable you had three fliers that landed in the same place. I have a new rifle I just had built that will shoot a group like that about 3 out of 50 shots, the rest of the time it would make a better high lift jack handle.
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Re: Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

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Where can we find his article? It isn't coming up in a search here.

Here's the link: Load development methods...


It's also posted above.



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Old 09-26-2009, 08:46 AM
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Re: Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

Nice group Paul. I'd take three fliers in a row like that any day of the week!
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Re: Kirby Allen’s “no load development” load development method.

Kirby's 'method' amounts to nothing more than a pet load with limited conditions set..
It's not development, and couldn't be imagined so with the majority of cartridges the rest of us shoot.

Ya know,, you build a gun and work with it finding that it shoots good enough -a couple grains under excess. You build a few more & notice that it's loosely the same. WA-LA, Nothing to it(as though such a rule of thumb defines the cosmos)..
Then you set something stupid a distance out back for customers to shoot at. You dial in every gun on the rack and slide a box of 'magic ammo' under each.
Fools come into the shop, desperate to hit stupid things way way out there.
They couldn't be happier with such a delusion..
It's the very foundation of benchrest, to do something deluded as an achievement, with as little effort as possible.........
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