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    New Reloading Method for me

    Mitutoyo micrometer.
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    New Reloading Method for me

    I read those articles a few weeks ago and found them very illuminating. That series of articles put actual data to some trends that I had noticed anecdotally over the years.
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    New Reloading Method for me

    This is my MUCH abbreviated process based on years of trying all the methods (OCW, Audette ladder, various chrono methods...etc) Find max charge by looking at velocity, base expansion...etc. The rifle system you are using may be more or less efficient than the pressure barrel used at the lab...
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    Scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars and range finders

    Adjust your zero so that your BDC lines up at the altitude you will be hunting at. If you are aiming up or down slope, just use the BDC as normal and favor slightly low. At ranges under 500 yards it takes a substantial amount of slope (say, 20+ degrees) to cause a miss. The difference between...
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    Switching bullets effecting zero?

    I have seen that sort of stuff when going between gilding metal jacketed bullets and solid copper, but I have never seen it between two jacketed bullets. Good to know, I'll have to file that for later reference.
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    I guess 1/3in. just wasn't gonna cut it for you?
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    At what distance? A mil is an angle. What you said is like saying 1 degree is about 23/64ths of an inch.
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    For being a longrange shooting forum, it is amazing to me how little wind gets talked about here. It makes me think that most here either have the wind mastered, or don't regularly shoot far enough to see it matter.
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    You do it one of two ways: 1) You ask your shooter to measure the target in mils before he shoots. Then use the target size itself as reference to judge the mil correction. (e.g. The target is 0.3mils wide... he missed by one target width... therefore, 0.3 correction) 2) You skip the mil...
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    Here is how most MOA shooters think: "My drop is 40 inches...so, at this distance that is about 8.5moa. So, that means 34 clicks...1,2,3,4".....a couple minutes later, a shot rings out. The proper way: "At this distance, my drop is 8.5moa" ...(looking at numbers on scope, turns to the "8" then...
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    Be still my heart...
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    OCW thoughts....

    It is another tool...no better, no worse than others. However, not necessarily the most appropriate for every goal and situation. It is the "ignoring" part that gets hard. Proponents of this method don't seem to accept that too well. "Widely accepted" has no definitive value. Widely accepted...
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    Grouping Questions

    Three shot groups tell you nothing. Your rifles true accuracy is better represented by what it will do at a single point of aim over 20 shots. What you are seeing could be the result of random grouping within your combo's actual dispersion.
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    OCW thoughts....

    What is it with you ladder test guys? What is it that you feel the need to proselytize so vehemently? Do you guys have some sort of cult...or do you work on commision?
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    Help Needed - Understanding Mils

    It is becoming apparent to me that a good number of the people commenting on a thread, don't even read the thread they are commenting on.

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