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    Ladder test

    Twice in the last week on 2 different forums I have seen ladder test posted and both times they are only shooting one bullet for each charge weight. Everything err I ask what is learned by doing a ladder with only one bullet shot for each variation the thread seems to stop with no replies. So I'll ask here. What can be learned by only shooting one time for each one? I've always shot 5 bullets for each weight and went from there. I just don't see what knowledge can be gained by only shooting once.

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    You're spot on. A statistical analysis with a sample size of one is meaningless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodo View Post
    You're spot on. A statistical analysis with a sample size of one is meaningless.
    Kinda what I figured. Looking through the posts with comments on seeing a node between different throws, I was lost. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing some kinda secret science and shit...

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    Are they using a Lead Sled or some shit that makes them feel like a single round is enough data? I’d think 3 rounds are at least a minimum.
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    Most likely those are the same guys that shoot a quarter size group at a thousand yards consistently.
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    Yeah kinda figured. In a way I was hoping to learn something.....

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    One round tests are about as close to retarded as any shit I’ve ever heard of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLT View Post
    Most likely those are the same guys that shoot a quarter size group at a thousand yards consistently.
    Yeah anybody can do that...on the internet




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    My answer is a little different, since I pretty much consider any round that goes down range as opposed to somewhere else, to be "accurate".

    When I test loads its more to establish a ballpark for pressure/recoil/velocity... none of which I actually measure any way except subjectively, anyway. One carefully measured and loaded round at each amount of powder is all I need on first blush. If I go on to a second level of more refined testing, then I switch to a larger number of rounds with each specific load. But, when I'm doing this, I'm in or near uncharted territory. In the manner that you are referencing, if I were attempting to attain long range accuracy, I would be loading lots of rounds. I mean, isn't it the journey as much if not more than the destination?
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