Re: Short and long range hunting loads?
Might not be as up to snuff as I once was but I will throw in on this anyway.
I haven't read the article, but have dumped a few pounds of powder through the years. In my experience with different cases and calibers, I generally work up loads from some starting point. From there I end up with cases which are for the most part fit to that particular rifle. I haven't gone so far as to use some of the high end sizing dies, but still manage to shoot some respectable groups from hunting rifles. The point is that once your cases are basically formed to your chamber, and knowing what the top end loads are at that point, I do not see where it would be an issue to load and shoot new cases of the same brand with the same data. Oce fired they should be fully formed as well.
In forming cases to a specific chamber like an AI or AM, or other form from the parent case, then yes I can see where it might be benifical to run at peak pressures to form the case. Even then in some circumstances, the case still needs one more firing to completely form a tight shoulder. This might be what they are referring to but I still would only load up close to the top end data I have worked up to with the final load.
Mike / Tx
"Heck why would I lie, most folks don't believe the truth when I tell them"