Its always pleasing to find that load which suits your rifle , i have found "the load" first time without really trying , but i did find some vey strange things.
the bullet im using is 185gn lapua mega over vhit N560 , now following lapua load data 60gn N560 (max) produces 2710fps with 24.5" test barrel.
now im looking for 2600fps in my 22" barrel so i start off with 59gn seated 10 thou off the lands , off to the range in the yard and shot 4 shot group in the same hole .
yesterday i go back out to run over the chrony and shot a 5 shot group no rear rest , same accuracy as expected , my readings were 2608 , 2635 , 2665 , 2640 and the last was 2698 fps , with an average of 2646fps , cases have sooty necks so obviously these are running at low pressure with space to run to the max with no problems!
no what i found interesting is how can a 22" barrel with 1gn of powder less, almost perform the same as a 24.5" test barrel with lapua ?
i am quite confident that if i was to load to the max @ 60gn im sure i can get this 185gn slug to almost 2800fps !!!
now another thing i find strange is , usually with load data i find that if you follow the load its usually is going slower than the book speed , but this toime its going faster ?
all very strange !!!
ill stop rambling now !!!