Tried ladder again(need a little help)

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Preda8or, May 12, 2006.

  1. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I tried the ladder test again. If you guys could give me your opinion it would help greatly (sorry no chrono data available) [​IMG]
     
  2. Jimm

    Jimm Writers Guild

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    Would you mind giving a bit more details ?

    What distance are you shooting ?

    What caliber ? powder ? bullet ?

    why are you jumping a half grain for each increment ?

    Hopefully others will respond here as you provide more data.

    Jim B.
     

  3. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    OK 200 yards,Savage 10mlII smokeless powder muzzleloader,45 cal. 300gr hornady xtp bullets and H4198 powder. and the reason I went half a grain is because its a muzzleloader.
     
  4. Jimm

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    OKIE DOKIE THEN,


    64,64.5 ,65,65.5 , and I'm not sure that half grain increments is necessary for bp or that it will show better whats going on .

    Otherwise , good shooting !

    Jim B.
     
  5. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    But which load should I use?
     
  6. abinok

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    never laddered a muzzle loader before... tough to tell from just the target, but if it were me, id load a few ( doh... you know... at the range /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif) at 65 and 65.5 and see how they grouped. Thinking of it as a sixty -70gr capacity rifle, I think the large steps in powder would hurt more than help. id still do it at .3gr were it I.
     
  7. Jimm

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    thanks Adam, that is it ......I think ?
     
  8. abinok

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    Only one way to find out... a few minutes at the loading benc... wait, nevermind...

    Goofy front stuffers.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    These are weighed charges.
     
  10. Brent-AR-30-338

    Brent-AR-30-338 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a win x-150. With 150gr. 777, it kicked like a mule, grouped more like a shotgun. Dropped it down to 100gr. triple seven powder with a 405powerbelt HP, and shot a 1.25" & .75" group @ 100yds with peep sight /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif...if that helps. Now if W.A. state law allowed a scoped muzzle loader.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  11. DonC

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    I was just wondering what type of gun you are shooting? Also what powder are you using in this test?DonC
     
  12. Preda8or

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    Savage 10mlII smokeless powder muzzleloader,45 cal. 300gr hornady xtp bullets and H4198 powder
     
  13. edge

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    I am going to assume that you were shooting 3 shots pause, 3 shots pause based on the groups that I see.

    If I am correct, then i think that 64 1/2 thru 67 is pretty good since these are actually two separate shooting sessions, with different sight pictures, etc.

    I'd like to see a 65 grain 5 shot group. And call all of the shots /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    edge.
     
  14. Preda8or

    Preda8or Well-Known Member

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    Good to see you here edge. I was going to post on the doug's board but didn't know if the fellows over there had ever tried this method because I have never seen it mentioned. By the way the shots were each timed 10 minute apart. No 3 shot groups