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Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

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Unread 09-14-2009, 08:52 PM
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Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

You just got your new rig home and are ready to get it shooting its best. But what is a way to get it dialed in without spending a fortune, burning up the barrel and taking multiple trips to the range?

This was a problem I faced years ago when I made the plunge into LR hunting. The most common method was to load up a bunch of ammo while varying one thing (usually powder in 1/2gr increments), shooting a few 5rds groups and 'working up'. When the best load was found, some other changes might be made like powder, bullet, primer, seating depth, neck tension. Read More...
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Unread 09-15-2009, 11:20 AM
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Re: Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

Thanks, Jerry, for sharing your experience here. Great article.
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Re: Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

Thank you for the lesson.

For some reason load tuning is still overlooked by some. Many people that I know still think load tuning is walking it up to a max velocity, and then blaming accuracy problems on the rifle.

Your method is much like my own, and it is a must with any rifle.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 12:21 PM
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Re: Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

I've tried a variation of this method with good effect. I generally use a full 3 rnds, but I guess I should start going out further to make sure I am on. Thanks! By the way, whats a Mystic? I see a 7mm and 338 Mystic!


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Re: Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

I learned alot from your article Jerry, especially about the vertical vs. horizontal groups, makes sense. I have been wasting ammo on poor attemps at load developments. I did luck out with .5MOA groups, but i find that they open up with temp changes, guess its back to the bench for me.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

Jerry thanks for the teaching.
Very interesting article, will try your method and looks loke will save some ammo.
Thank you.
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Re: Load Tuning By Jerry Teo

thanks Jerry. good to learn that what i was doing was kind of right. but was doing it at 100yrds. will take it out further at recheck. the clocking concept is a new one and make heaps of sence. now just to look at old target and ill recognise it. thanks again.
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