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308 Brass
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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 05:24 PM
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Joined: Mon Nov 30th, 2009
Location: Yukon, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 4505
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Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: .308 win.

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I will load 4 of the same recipe and then change 1 thing in that recipe like maybe the bullet depth.

Or maybe change the powder amount by .3 gr .

That is after I got a load that shows promise ..shows that is is a good load that is accurate.

100 yard shooting and trying to develop a load seems to wast more ammo.

I  have done ladder tets at 100 yards and have all the rounds in under 1"

Tells me nothing other than at 100 it shoots well.

Take the same ladder test to 200 yards and things start showing up.
Like 2 of the rounds or maybe 3 are close together and others are way off the mark.

I will then concentrate on making the loads that are close together and test those.

Look up ladder testing if you have not done that.
If you are just hitting gallon jugs at 100 yards it may not be real important to narrow down a really  (accurate) load.

Ladder testing at 200 yards if you can find a range to shoot 200 yards will really be an eye opener for load development.

 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 12:31 PM
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Joined: Wed Feb 19th, 2014
Location: Rockland County NY
Posts: 4125
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Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 6mm&25-06AI 40&460S&W 7mm,280 Rem,300&30-378 Wby,6.5x47& 338 Lapua Mag,6mmPPC & wildcats

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You don't want the bullet touching the lands and groves , can build up too much PSI. Each chamber is different and none are created equal that's why its called HANDLOADING. Do make up a dummy round and keep with your dies, will be your gauge for the next time you load- using the same rifle that is. The COL will change each time you change bullet styles or Mfg.:thumbs:

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