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Load development made easy.

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Re: Load development made easy.

I'm guessing that the bipod will affect the overall rifle's "harmonics" so a load with it on will be different with it off??

do you put something under the pod off the bench like carpet to keep the muzzle from jumping/simulate softer ground??
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    Re: Load development made easy.

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    I'm guessing that the bipod will affect the overall rifle's "harmonics" so a load with it on will be different with it off??

    do you put something under the pod off the bench like carpet to keep the muzzle from jumping/simulate softer ground??
    Couldnt answer the first question. As for the second, NO.
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    Couldnt answer the first question. As for the second, NO.

    I have found a bit of vertical stringing on a couple of my rifles when shooting off a hard bench with a bipod (8lb 7mm Rem Mag and 9lb 338 Edge in original Savage tupperware stock). I was able to eliminate that stringing by putting a couple thicknesses of carpet on the bench. This is MUCH more pronounced with super lightweight magnum rifles. I don't notice it as much with my heavy rifles (18lb 338 Allen Mag, and 13lb 338 Edge with Joel Russo stock), but put the carpet down anyway.

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    Re: Load development made easy.

    I notice that as the velocity increases the groups center move from the left of the aiming mark to the right of the aiming mark.
    Is this a common phenomenon for a right hand twist barrel?

    Wonder what causes this? Barrel torque resulting in a change in "Yaw of repose"?
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    Michael,thanks for posting this.I been working on loads for six rifles,with two different powders and several different bullets this year.I was using the ladder method too and now have my rifles shooting nice little clover groups.I too noticed the left,right movement when working up my loads,especially when I was testing loads with two different powders or two different bullets with the same load.I think there really is a magic "sweet spot"you just got to find it.A friend of mine has a Sako rifle in a 7mag,he's been trying to work up a load for it,he just wasn't getting the group he was looking for.I had him try some of my sweet spot loads I had worked up for my Remington in the 7mag.Whala,he printed a nice,tight little clover just like my rifle prints with this load.I'm passing your post on to him.
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