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#7106489 - 03/09/18 05:17 PM Why even bother to reload
Buzzsaw Offline
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and not have a Chronograph ??????? confused2
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#7106499 - 03/09/18 05:25 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You don't need one...the paper will tell you where your nodes are and you can figure out your velocity by working dope backwards.

Come on old man, you know how this works. For the record...I do have one but I wouldn't let not having one keep me from reloading and optimizing the results of a barrel. wink
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#7106500 - 03/09/18 05:25 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Because I have targets every hundred to 800. grin
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#7106517 - 03/09/18 05:47 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Last week, I helped a customer tweak his loading routine. We found a load, and then ran it all the way down the range. I didn't chronograph one shot. I played with the MV in the calculator, based on DOPE to 800 yards, and came up with 2610 fps MV. Today, he told me his Lab Radar clocked in at 2611 fps.

Just sayin.
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#7106525 - 03/09/18 05:58 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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A guy can get by without having one, but it sure is nice to have a good idea what velocity you're running when playing with something new. I don't like "finding pressure" by feeling my way blindly.
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#7106550 - 03/09/18 06:34 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
A guy can get by without having one, but it sure is nice to have a good idea what velocity you're running when playing with something new. I don't like "finding pressure" by feeling my way blindly.


Amen. Makes zero sense to me to work up loads without one.

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#7106566 - 03/09/18 07:01 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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well, I'm glad I'm just normal and not at the level of "some"
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#7106625 - 03/09/18 08:00 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I find the load that my gun likes, and then chrono to help figure drops and such... unless Iím loading for a competition pistol and want to achieve the minimum velocity required to make power factor.
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#7106652 - 03/09/18 08:32 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
A guy can get by without having one, but it sure is nice to have a good idea what velocity you're running when playing with something new. I don't like "finding pressure" by feeling my way blindly.


I like to do load developments as well with one and checking ES and SD while doing it @ 200.


Edited by TackDriver (03/09/18 08:33 PM)

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#7107076 - 03/10/18 11:52 AM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I've killed hundreds of hogs with ammo that's never seen a chronograph. Worked just fine.

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#7107086 - 03/10/18 12:00 PM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
kmon1 Offline
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Have loaded and shot lots of loads that were never run across a Chronograph. Loaded for over 20 years before I got my first one.
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#7108623 - 03/12/18 08:26 AM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yep, not necessary for hog killin



Chad, sell your Labradar, I guess you don't need it after all.
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#7108700 - 03/12/18 09:11 AM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Ive been loading since I was in middle school and I turned 32 today. I still don't have a chronograph.
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#7108716 - 03/12/18 09:20 AM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: Buzzsaw]
RiverRider Offline
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Happy birthday, redchevy. Get a chronograph as a present for yourself!
happybday
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#7108724 - 03/12/18 09:23 AM Re: Why even bother to reload [Re: RiverRider]
kmon1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Happy birthday, redchevy. Get a chronograph as a present for yourself!
happybday
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