View Poll Results: By what primary method do you determine your most accurate load?

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  • Group size at 100 meters/yards

    90 64.29%
  • Ladder testing at long distance

    3 2.14%
  • Smallest average in variation of velocities

    1 0.71%
  • Smallest average in variation of velocities + group size

    15 10.71%
  • Combination of all of the above

    20 14.29%
  • Other

    11 7.86%
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Thread: Reloading: Load testing method

  1. #1

    Reloading: Load testing method

    By what result do you primarily determine your ideal or chosen load? A basic poll but will hopefully get the thread going.

    Feel free to share the finer details of your testing method - charts? graphs? etc...

  2. #2
    For my bolt action rifles group size at 100 yards but in the case of the doubles barrel convergence at 50 Metres, plus of course consideration to achieving adequate velocities proven by the use of a chronograph.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

  3. #3
    What He said!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

  4. #4
    Interesting results so far. I wonder what the 'others' are?

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Tackleberry270 View Post
    Interesting results so far. I wonder what the 'others' are?
    The advice I was given when I started testing loads still stands - get as far away from the target as possible. Regards JCS

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    The advice I was given when I started testing loads still stands - get as far away from the target as possible. Regards JCS
    Yep. Especially if you don't have a chronograph.

  7. #7
    Best groups at 100m and chrono results

    Al

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger22 View Post
    Best groups at 100m and chrono results

    Al
    What do you look for in your chrono results Al?

  9. #9
    best at 100 and the best or least factors spread over chrono, i also like to ladder test out to 300 for stalking rifles and at a longer range for foxing set up , so a mix of all

  10. #10
    Work up and simultaneously group test at 50yards looking for series that overlap and group tightly.

    Then test the most promising at 200yards: usually a batch of 10 rounds against top load to date.

    Noted a few years back that just because a round groups at 50 or 100 yards it doesn't always work out further.
    I always now test even hunting loads at 200 and beyond.
    Last edited by Barkingsnake; 10-12-2013 at 21:18.

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