***ladder test done now what***

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rimfiresniper, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. rimfiresniper

    rimfiresniper Active Member

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    HERE IS THE LADDER TEST I DID TODAY @ 100 YARDS(ALL I COULD SHOOT SINCE 200 WAS DOWN). COULD USE A LITTLE HELP TRANSLATING IT. I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND THE ALL OF THE 49 GRAINS JUST ODD. I HAD GOOD REST IN THE LEAD SLED AND TOOK MY TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT MY SHOOTING WAS GOOD NEVER HAD A SHOT THAT FELT BAD. THE WIND WAS GUSTING THE WEATHER SAID 10 BUT FELT HARDER.

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  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Why is marked COAL 3.191-3.198?
    What are the numbers beside each listed charge(ex: 51.0-.197)?
    What was the shot rate?
     

  3. rimfiresniper

    rimfiresniper Active Member

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    the COAL of each round
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Why are you varying 2 things at once?
     
  5. rimfiresniper

    rimfiresniper Active Member

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    not trying to just turns out that way . Ultimatley not trying to win any contests just trying to work up a good hunting load out to 500-600,
     
  6. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Is this measure taken from loaded bullet tip to casehead?
    Do you know if your actual bullet seating depth is the same for every shell?

    I ask because it's very difficult for anyone to interpret 2 variables at the same
     
  7. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Based on what I see on the target I would work up loads between 50.7 and 51.0 grains and between 48.2 and 48.7, those are the weights that showed a cluster of some sort. As for the 49 grain loads , I would say your gun does not like them..
     
  8. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, 50 gr looks good the shot to the rt may have been a bug poot.
     
  9. rimfiresniper

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    SORRY BEEN A WHILE. I HAVE BEEN DOING ALOT OF SHOOTING HERE IS THE TARGET FROM LADDER TESTING AT 250 YARDS. HAD HORRIBLE 12OCLOCK WINDS AND ONLY 3 ROUNDS OF 51 GRAINS. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL THE 51.2 SEEMS TO SHOOT A LITTLE BETTER. I CONTRIBUTE THE VERTICLE TO THE WIND GUSTING. AND YOU CAN SEE THE 50.7 DIDNT SHOOT AS WELL.
    GOOD NEWS IS THAT I CAN HIT A 10" GONG AT 512 YARDS EVERYTIME WITH EITHER THE 51.2 OR 51. OFF A BIPOD OFF MY HOOD WITH A JACKET AS A REAR REST. AS OF RIGHT NOW 500 IS MY CUT OFF AS THIS WILL BE PUSHING THE LIMITS OF MY 25-06 ON BIG DEER. WITH THE LITTLE GIVEN INFO DO YALL THINK THE 51.2 MAY BE A BETTER CHOICE OVER THE 51?


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  10. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I would shoot the ladder again around(+/-) 51gr -in better conditions.
    What seating depth(w/resp to lands) have you chosen and why?

    You should focus on more load development & less gong hunting.
     
  11. rimfiresniper

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    Just to clarify Iam not a gong hunter or a paper hunter I hate to do both. Iam a HUNTER through and through. I hunt everything and and anything that I can legally that walks this planet. I have just started reloading becuase of the cost factor. I can shoot more rounds for less money. I have been shooting more to practice on longer ranges(that a new lease, and my new mexico Muley tag requires) not just to hear a gong. Iam not in it to shoot single hole three round groups. I am looking for a cheaper, more consistant hunting ammo.

    But i will reshoot the thing again. just to make sure.
     
  12. rimfiresniper

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    reshoot the ladder same thing. couldnt the rl19 and the nos 115 bal tips to group well. I switch to the 117 grain hronadys and h4831sc and some rl22.
    I also went ahead and set the bullet .005 into the rifling on all. these what i got. I had a 5-7 mph wind 3-9 oclock. the shots were off the bipod. i want to reshoot a couple of them off the lead sled again to make sure i choose the right ones to continue with. which three should I use?

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