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Load test 3 what do you think? UPDATED

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:38 AM
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Re: Load test 3 what do you think?

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I'd consider loading 5 each of the 45.2 and 46 grain loads and shoot them round robin being calm cool and collected the whole time. Then make the decision.

In reality you can't go too far wrong for hunting purposes with either one.

Don't shoot too much. A callus on the trigger finger causes fliers.
Last night I loaded up five each of the 45.2 and the 46.0, it's supposed to be decent weather today, mid 30s, but maybe cloudy. If I get a chance, I'll test tohose 2 loads again, and hopefully be done for the winter with testing.

any thoughts on range for the test. the 200 yards seemed to be a good distance, but I can push it out further
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:16 PM
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Re: Load test 3 what do you think?

200 yards is fine, but I'd still try a load in between those two. Why? Because you're looking for a pattern. What you'd really like to see is a transition from 45.2 to 46.0 going through 45.6.

As noted above, do them in round robin, even if you stick with your 2 loads. 5 min between shots, allowing the barrel to cool between each.

Let us know what you get.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:55 PM
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200 yards is fine, but I'd still try a load in between those two. Why? Because you're looking for a pattern. What you'd really like to see is a transition from 45.2 to 46.0 going through 45.6.

As noted above, do them in round robin, even if you stick with your 2 loads. 5 min between shots, allowing the barrel to cool between each.

Let us know what you get.
I did a round robin before, with 6 loads, I didn't have 45.6, but I did have 45.5, and it was quite a bit larger of a group, that's why i was sticking with these two loads, they had produced the best results.
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Re: Load test 3 what do you think?

Noted.

Ideally I think it'd be nice to see this as your load progresses:

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Re: Load test 3 what do you think?

UPDATE. with some frustration at myself. So, I took the rifle out today, had 20 rounds, 10 each at 45.2, and 46.0.

Conditions:
Temp:34 degrees
Humidity: 96%
Sky cover: cloudy/foggy
Wind: from 3 0'clock at about 7mph ( a guess, didn't feel the wind when placing the target, but it was definitely there when I retrieved the 300 yard target)

Distance: 200 and 300 yards.

On both targets, the left is 45.2gr, and the right is 46.0gr

Here's my 200 yard target:

This was mostly on me, I wasn't waiting that much between shots (Dr. Vette, I got an update on your post between shooting 200 and 300 yards) There are 2 called fliers, one on each target, because, well, I was an idiot and shot the wrong target once with each load....hooray for being anxious to shoot and making stupid mistakes!

For judging drop, I used an estimate MV of 2850, and dialed up 3.8 MOA from my 100 yard zero...seems pretty close

anyway, at 300, there were more definite results:


The 45.2 has 4 shots I can see, not actually sure where the 5th shot is annoyed at that one. POA was the bottom right corner of the square.

the 46.0 target has a nice horizontal string, except that one shot that his higher up, when these two old timers came in and slammed the door on the range right as I was squeezing the trigger. POA was the bottom left corner of the square. I definitely need more practice judging and adjusting for wind
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: Load test 3 what do you think? UPDATED

Okay. not sure if this is helpful, but I took a pic of all the targets I have from yesterday and today.

The order in the pic goes, from top to bottom

100 yards
200 yards
200 yards
300 yards

as always, the target on the left is 45.2 grains, and the target on the right is 46.0 grains

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Re: Load test 3 what do you think? UPDATED

Suggestions, as there seems to be a reoccurring something going on:

1: start today taking 20mg Celexa for 21 days and shoot again. (Works for me )

2: If you know of a good shooter, most probably will be your wife, let them give it a go. Don't let any stone unturned.

R U chronoing each shot. Maybe something like neck tension is raising it's ugly head. . .

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