First reload

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by hunte567, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. hunte567

    hunte567 New Member

    57
    Oct 16, 2011
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    This is my first reload ladder test form my 7mm. Now im not sure which one to go with.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Good groups! What range did you shoot them at? Did you only shoot the 3 different charge weights?
    I shoot a string of 20 rounds from min to max load at a distance of at least 200yrs if at all possible. If I see any signs of excess pressure or anything abnormal, then I do not shoot past that point.
     

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Im with worm as well. Best done at 200 at least and on a perfectly calm day..
     
  4. hunte567

    hunte567 New Member

    57
    Oct 16, 2011
    This was at 100. I'll go to 200 this week. Do you shoot 1 round of 20 different charges or 3 rounds? I shot 3 rounds of 4 different charges. I didnt see any signs of pressure but I stopped at 59gr but my max is 63.
     
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Go up to the top of this forum and read the ladder test sticky. One round of each charge weight. Total 20 rounds plus the fouling shots.
     
  6. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    1 round of 20 different charges, each one stepping up at an increment based upon the spread from min - max charge.
     
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    The sticky thread howln refers to is my method of ladder testing.

    I had a shooting bench epiphany one afternoon and created the ladder test chart.. Consulted with the worm via text message and decided to start a thread on it. It really worked out well I think.

    I encourage you to perform your test and post results in that thread. Im hoping that thread will turn into a compilation of useful data regarding the ladder test and the methods of application.
     
  8. reynolds357

    reynolds357 Former Guest

    707
    Oct 24, 2011
    Georgia
    What happened to the good ole simple days of developing loads with a Chronograph?
     
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    progress.. I do still use a chrony tho.
     
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