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Old 12-17-2010, 01:58 PM
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Re: Load development procedure?

I start at or just off the lans depending on what type of bullet I am using. Increase from start load in .5g or 1g increments (singles) to find max load using a chrony. After that I adjust seating depth if needed to fine tune groups. This method will use the least amount of resources. Almost always have a load done inside of 25 rounds.

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Old 12-18-2010, 06:11 AM
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Re: Load development procedure?

I use Steve's method and find it works well. Always change just one element at a time. Both OAL and charge are critical. But even miniscule seating depth changes can affect accuracy, MV, ES, etc.

I would not recommend choosing one seating depth and failing to try others.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:24 AM
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Re: Load development procedure?

I run the ladder test, find the 'node' or 'sweet spot' and then fiddle with COAL. Unless the 'node' is already sub-MOA, which is usually is really close.....then I leave well enough alone and work on sending projectiles downrange with the perfect practice method.




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