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#7100331 - 03/03/18 08:50 PM Ladder Testing?
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OK, I'm an old guy who's been reloading for only 50 years or so. Seems like lately a LOT of emphasis is on things like distance-to-the-lands, comparators, ogive (is it pronounced "oh-give" or "o-jive"?), ladder tests, etc. Not wanting to get behind the times, I thought I'd try the ladder test... Hope I got the first step done right... scratch

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#7100333 - 03/03/18 08:54 PM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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#7100387 - 03/03/18 10:45 PM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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Well, did the ladder help you find the right load. Or was it a little shaky? grin
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#7100492 - 03/04/18 07:47 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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I guess I'm an "old guy" too (even though I'm in my 30's), because I've never cared about all the little measurements people fuss over these days. I'd rather be shooting and loading.

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#7100533 - 03/04/18 08:32 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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Another old guy, here. 56 yrs of reloading. But a few years ago, I was convinced to try a run out gauge. THAT has saved me mucho time and $$ in finding good loads.

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#7100597 - 03/04/18 09:30 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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Been doing it between 40 and 50; don't remember. What are we talking about. I forgot.
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#7100598 - 03/04/18 09:31 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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You know, a tripod might be lighter...but that is a neat ammo holder.

OG reloader here too.
Since I only hunt pigs, all I care about is MOP(Minute Of Pig) and don't sweat the small stuff.
I do stay on the safe side as I don't want to become all blowed-up.

Speaking of precision, I know there have been LOTS of game taken with those little LEE Loader kits.
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#7100739 - 03/04/18 12:32 PM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Vern1]
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Originally Posted By: Vern1
You know, a tripod might be lighter...but that is a neat ammo holder.



But a tripod can't help you up into a tree. I wonder why I've seen no ladder slings on sale in all those emails I get bombarded with each and every day...

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What I DO is art, what I am fascinated by is the science.

My reloading activity is directed hunting, and using standard sporter weight rifles for the most part. I do like to strive for accuracy in my loading, but I won't BUY my accuracy by having rifles built. Well...I DO have one custom in 6mm.

My interest in the science of it all is really *almost* completely separate. Playing with QuickLOAD, studying internal ballistics, bullet stability...those things keep me from getting enough sleep.
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#7101360 - 03/05/18 07:27 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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That is not how this works. That is not how any of this is supposed to work! whip






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#7101373 - 03/05/18 07:35 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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#7101394 - 03/05/18 07:55 AM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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Wrong ladder bro. Need a platform ladder. Duh!
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#7104269 - 03/07/18 04:51 PM Re: Ladder Testing? [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth]
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