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Weather conditions for working up loads

 
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:50 PM
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Weather conditions for working up loads

What are your preferred weather conditions when working up a load? I typically visit weather.com and check the hourly weather condiitons for my area. I can check on the forcasted wind speeds and direction. I always worry about wind. What is the max wind you will do load testing in if it were from, say, 90 degrees?

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Old 09-15-2005, 06:03 PM
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Re: Weather conditions for working up loads

Another thing to consider, I think from now on I am limiting myself to days that are completely overcast. I was testing at 300 yds and my target dot was just dancing around my crosshair from the mirage and the changing light conditions. At times it moved 1" from my intended point of aim, you know thats not good for testing!
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Old 09-15-2005, 08:32 PM
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Re: Weather conditions for working up loads

Temps in the 45 to 65F is ideal. Days with as little wind as possible. Winter is also nice as air tends to be very still. However, fingers do get cold.

using any temp stable powder is a great idea. this eliminates one headache as seasons change.

Jerry
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:07 PM
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Re: Weather conditions for working up loads

I'm in East TX, and you can't avoid high temps and humidity 11 months of the year. Early AM all is still, and I can reduce groups on the average by 1/2 by shooting between say 7 and 8:30 AM. By 10, the mirage is starting to cook pretty good at 500m. I can't imagine looking through 1k of mirage! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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