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

  1. hunte567

    hunte567 New Member

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    This is my first reload ladder test form my 7mm. Now im not sure which one to go with.
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  2. woolleyworm

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    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

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    Im with worm as well. Best done at 200 at least and on a perfectly calm day..
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    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.
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    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.
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    1 round of 20 different charges, each one stepping up at an increment based upon the spread from min - max charge.
  7. JLA

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    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.
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    What happened to the good ole simple days of developing loads with a Chronograph?
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    progress.. I do still use a chrony tho.
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