About to start my load development for my tikka t3 6.5 x 55.
Wondering how people begin their load development?
Sierra Pro Hunters 120gn
cci large rifle primers or federal
Do people choose a fixed powder charge and then alter the COL in order to find the sweet spot or choose a fixed col and alter the powder weight to find the sweet spot.
I have some very accurate norma ammo loaded with the nosler partition bullet. Was thinking of measuring the length of the ammo to the ogive with a hexagonal comparator, and trying to replicate the length to the ogive with the Sierra ProHunters, and then working on the optimum powder weight.
It is hunting ammo, so if I can match the 1/2 inch grouping I get with the Norma ammo, I will be pleased.