Re: Load Development: Ladder Test
I use a generic seating depth of .010" off the lands for bolt actions and maximum listed COAL for semi-autos. Once I have obtianed a good load I then adjust the depth in increments and test them. Almost always end up within .005 of the original .010 off if not .010". thats the figure I find that works best in most rifles.
Semi autos are different. I have found they sometimes like the bullets waaaay off the lands to shoot well.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
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