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Ladder test or round robin to find node

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Unread 04-08-2013, 05:17 PM
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Ladder test or round robin to find node

I've always started at minimum loading 3 rounds to mag max length increasing in 1/2 grain increments up to max. From 100 yards slow firing each 3 round group with a 4-5 minute break between groups to find my node. Then going with the best group(s), and loading 3 rounds in 1/3 grain increments.....ya get where I'm going, lol. Then shoot at 200, 300 etc til I reach how far I'm going to shoot with that rifle, making adjustments as needed. Have never tried a ladder test but giving the lack of supplies lately, my theory is I could use less ammo starting at 300 yards with assumption if its on at 300 it should be at 100.


The max for this particular rifle will be 500 yards. Any thoughts and/or opinions from you guys who've done both would be great.
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    I've done it the same as you have, round robin shooting, for under 500 yards, I'd say you're good to go the way you have. I've done ladder tests as well, and they work, but they really just verified what I learned shooting round robin. Nowadays, I follow what the Jerry Teo article on this site recommends for full load testing and it works well for my shooting, and I always post on here to get feed back
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    Re: Ladder test or round robin to find node

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    I've done it the same as you have, round robin shooting, for under 500 yards, I'd say you're good to go the way you have. I've done ladder tests as well, and they work, but they really just verified what I learned shooting round robin. Nowadays, I follow what the Jerry Teo article on this site recommends for full load testing and it works well for my shooting, and I always post on here to get feed back
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    Thanks, thats almost exactly what i am planning on doing for load development on my next rifle.
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    Re: Ladder test or round robin to find node

    I. Ladder test at 300 or 400 yards at 1% increments then ladder test each node in .5% increments then shoot groups from the best node to verify results. Has worked great for me!
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    Re: Ladder test or round robin to find node

    im a group shooter. Never bought into the ladder method. Ive tried it a few times and it seemed to work with some guns and not others.
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