Especially from a a scientific point of view, and concluded that there is nothing "magical" here that could remotely back any sort of statistical correlation.
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I don't think that anyone mentioned "magical", but finding the harmonic nodes of a particular round would seem to be Scientific to me!
1) Are you stating that this is not Scientific?
2) Do you have a "More scientific" way of finding the best loading for your rifle?
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Please I'm not here to start a fight, just gave my opinion.
But, to see the effect on the method on harmonics, I guess you need to take a more serious approach...and of course, geto some sophisticated instrumentation and LOTS of experimentation, and of course, all of that is beyound the scope of recreational reloading, at least to me
Unfortunately, nobody came up with a statistically correct method, than what, we simple reloaders, coudl grab without getting ourselves into the realms of college labs.
Thanks for the replies guys.
Been out of reloading for a few years because of work and these methods were new to me. I'm going to give a "hybrid" a shot on Friday and I will post the results.
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I use the OCW method to develop a load.
Why - I do choose to shoot a specific bullet at a required velocity. Obviously a chrono is required for this process/method. To obtain the accuracy along with this method can be time consuming. I do usually end up changing powders during this process, so you do need the powders in that 'burn rate' area to achieve this goal. Notes and targets are retained during this process for reference. As the song goes 'you can't always get what you want' you may have to refer back to a 'slower' charge that does work. A given rifle will only do what it is capable of doing, if that makes sense. Example, My 257 Lightweight 26" barrel is actually slower than my 24" 257 Lazermark.! my2c