Originally Posted by JLA
I would like everyone here at TFF to feel free to post the results of ladder tests they've performed here in this thread.
Here is the last Audette Ladder Test I preformed, I was using a US Model of 1917, Eddystone.
I loaded-up 10 cartridges, I wanted to get the proper vertical POI for 300 yards, (since my sight graduations on this old rifle are fixed.) I of course wanted an accurate load too.
Since I have iron sights I wanted to have the smallest target for a precise POA. I can see a 2moa sized target well at any distance I've tried so far, so I used a 6" white piece of card board on top of a brown piece.
Here is a pic of the ladder test.
The IMR 4064 still had a lot of OOMPH to go, but I stopped at 6 shots since I knew I had the proper POI and my accuracy node was found... I pulled, then loaded-up 3 cartridges with the load specified to test the next day.
Here is a short video of the ladder test, test.
Impossible 30-06 Group
That is the best group I've ever shot with any firearm, scoped or not... Unfortunately, the POI gets higher as opposed to my POA as the distance increases; so that load isn't very useful passed 300 yards.
Here is a short video of a 400 yard vertical POI test.
Not Wasting Anymore Bullets
I do have another 10 shot ladder test loaded to try at 400 yards using Speer 180gr SP bullets. They have a lesser ballistic coefficient and a bit heavier; since I want the load to be a bit slower, and still have some energy.
I'd like to add... all those bullets were pulled twice, and the last 3 were pulled 3 times. All the tips were damaged, and it didn't seem to effect accuracy.
Debate isn't "uncivil" behavior. Pointing out illogical reasoning is a legitimate counter argument.
That is the problem with internet forum mods, they rarely understand what constitutes legitimate, honest and civil debate. They reward the trolls and annoy the people genuinely trying communicate.
I don't really like this place anyway, have fun with your power trip.