close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

Quickload

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-24-2013, 08:20 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 89
Quickload

New to handloading and just wondering what peoples thoughts are on Quickload and if there are any other similar programs worth checking out?
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 04-27-2013, 06:33 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: Central Florida
    Posts: 157
    Re: Quickload

    Get it, you will not be disappointed. I keep Quickload opened all the time on my PC.
    __________________
    Remington 700 5R .308 Win
    Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50 LR/T Illum. TMR Reticle

    Browming X-Bolt .30-06
    Nikon Monarch SF 4-16

    Remington Sendero 7mm RM
    Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 04-27-2013, 07:00 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2004
    Location: Las Vegas, NV
    Posts: 613
    Re: Quickload

    Excellent program if you use it with accurate case (fired case capacity to the 1/10 gr. h20) and barrel length information (from boltface to crown to the 1/16th of an inch).

    In combination with the OBT approach to finding a node (generally within 1/2 grain of the predicted load), it has been an effective tool for showing me what powders are potentially going to be my best within a reasonable load density.

    I will say that given the lot to lot variation in powders, the velocities that it predicts are not always dead on. I recently used QL to give me a starting point for load development with VV570 (to see if it will give me higher velocity than Retumbo) in my 338LM Ackley Improved. It was predicting laughably low velocities (close to 100 fps slower than I was seeing in real life with my Ohler 35P), but the predicted node and pressure curves were exactly whereI would expect to find them.

    Jeffvn
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC