i finally got to try out some ladder test loads that i made up a while ago. 6.5 CM on 7-22-18, 81 degree's 147gr eld-m , lapua brass (new) , cci small rifle primers, H4350 powder, 26" browning long range stalker. i only shot for velocity, not for grouping on paper at distance. started at: 36.0 gr - 2436 FPS 36.3 2427 36.6 2426 36.9 2445 37.2 2465 37.5 2498 37.8 2539 38.1 2569 38.4 2556 38.7 2554 39.0 2552 39.3 2587 39.6 2623 39.9 2640 40.2 2642 - max load in book this is my first foray into doing a different type of load testing. i've always loaded up a bunch of different loads and shot for groups. now for my questions. i loaded up 2 of each charge, i only shot 1 set. i loaded up a few more charges above max book, as it looks like i was coming into another node. i was not seeing signs of high pressure or sticky bolt lift. should i shoot them? i also was going to shoot the 2nd batch and see if i get the same results on a different day. is this common practice, or just run with what the data already showed?