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#1 Cranky Farmer

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:00 PM

How do you guys record your testing process during load development?

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:19 PM

Chicken scratch in a notebook, then I record complete load data and rifle used on each target for testing. If I want to go back and look at old targets, I have everything written down.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:45 AM

Same as Stiff Neck.... However, I also keep a seperate running log of all my loads... by caliber, then by powder & charge with a rating remarks next to it... Gives me one quick reference sheet.Frank

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:44 AM

I have the notebook that goes to the range with me and then I enter the data into an Excell spreadsheet if it warrants further development or I want to track it further.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:47 AM

I do it very similar to Stiff Neck. I write everything down and then record that information on the target which I keep in three ring binders. A couple of years back I started scanning the targets too and saving them to CD for faster recall when looking up information.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:29 AM

I bought a hardback binder from Thrifty's a long time ago to use as a reloading log, it's getting a little haggard but I'm still using it. Usually I just write down the recipe and some notes (temp, stiff bolt lift, accurate, etc), When I'm using the chronograph I'll jot down the velocity's. It's nice to go back thru. It also reminds you how fast time goes by, I've got some stuff in there from 84', didn't seem too long ago when I wrote it in there lol.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:06 PM

Same as the rest of you.. Just a nice note book that I write notes in.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 01:14 PM

Chicken scratch in notebook and/or on targets at range. Then transfer everything to Excell spreadsheet at home. Record loads, groups, primers, velocity, bullets, temp. Don't get everything on every range trip but, I do have a lot of data over the years. :signlol2iu:

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:16 PM

I use a Shooter's Notebook that Midway used to sell. they may still sell it, haven't checked. It's real handy. It is a 3 ring binder with all sorts of different logs you can use to write down load and target information. It also has a whole bunch of targets that fit right into the binder, they are standard paper size but they work real well. Besides, who needs a target bigger than 1 MOA anyway, right? :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:53 PM

Hey, younggun, Is minute of angle something like minute of coyote? :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 08:45 AM

I always thought MOA stood for Middle of Animal. :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:48 PM

I always thought MOA stood for Middle of Animal. :smiley_kewlpics:

You mean it doesn't?

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:00 AM

ha ha, very funny Rod. :drinks: hey, just because the gun shoots doesn't mean I can. :tease: I think I need a do-over.




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