Weather conditions for working up loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Alan Griffith, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    What are your preferred weather conditions when working up a load? I typically visit 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?

    Big Al
  2. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    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!

  3. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Writers Guild

    Jul 27, 2001
    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.

  4. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    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! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif