Re: What is a \"Ladder Test\"?
If you shot this ladder at longer range... say 300, then I would load 3 (or 5) rounds of the #2, #3 and #4 loads, and shoot them again at 300-400yds (longer if you like, or are planning on shooting this laod at longer ranges) Then take the best performaing of that test, load 9 of them, then shoot them at 3 different target at the same range. Then you will have 4, 3shot groups with this load to make your determiniation as to its accuracy. You also have teh option of marking through the bullet holes of the targets onto another blank target to see what the results would have been if you had fired:
4, 3shot groups,
3, 6 shot groups (1 and 2) (2 and 3) (3 and 4)
2, 9 shot groups (1, 2, and 3) (2, 3, and 4)
Or a 1, 12 ahot group.
Here you have effectively have 48 rounds to analyze to see how accurate your load is, at the cost of 12.
If you shot the rounds at a closer distance, this may or may not be the best advise, But it would probably still be what I would do.