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Mr. Dullard and the one load gun.

I have the same tendency. I use one load in my .270 (60 grains of RL 22 or H4831 and 130 grain Nosler Partiton) and there is lettle reason to change a proven performer of more than 25 years.

I find that after a frenetic phase of "working up" loads with a new gun, I generally tend to tire of it and move on to something else. But once you find what works, it's wonderful just to get out your old recipe book and whip of a batch of a proven winner.
 

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Mr. Dullard and the one load gun.

Advocate says it all for me too. I work with each gun to find that one best load that gives the best group and stick with it. I'm still using load recipies I worked on 15 years ago.
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Mr. Dullard and the one load gun.

Generally I stick with the load that was developed originally for that particular firearm. The only time I re-work a load for it is when I run out of the original lots of components.

However...when times are slow I will try different powders, etc.

Last summer I decided to try Varget in one of my .22-250's, which consistantly shoots 1/4 MOA with H-380. What a disaster!
 

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One load

Questor: welcome to the club. I've done this for years. It seems to be a practical thing to do, especially if changing something won't make any real improvement.

It works this way with my 45 auto, 44 mag, 40 Michaels, 357s and 38s, 38 supers, 9mms, 380s, 7.62x25s and 30 Lugers. Also works very well with the 444, 8mm, 303 Brit, 06, 308 and 6.5.

As they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If I need group therapy I will seek reliable performance. If I want agitation I will experiment.

IMHO. Mikey.
 

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Mr. Dullard and the one load gun.

I tend to work with a new gun or new barrel for my Contender or Encore until I find a good load, then move on to another project. In some cases, like my Browning A Bolt 25/06, I have some "everyday" loads for shooting that exhibit acceptable accuracy, but even after 10 years of owning the gun, I'm still searching for the "best" load for that particular gun.

Other times a barrel will frustrate me to the point of setting it aside for awhile and then come back to it for more load development at a later date.

The only gun that I had several loads for was a 4" Model 66 S&W. I had 38 Spcl target loads, a midrange 357 Mag and a heavy 357 Mag that all shot to the same point of aim at 25 yds.

Used to shoot with a guy at a NY gun club who was adamant about "one , load, one gun".
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Loads

I buy a gun or a contender barrel to serve a purpose. When I find the bullet and load that serves the purpose, I almost always use only that load in that gun. I sometimes try a new load, I found somewhere, to get a little more accuracy or velocity. But for the most part if the load gives me the velocity and/or accuracy I want, I use that load and go hunting. I do have a few guns that I have more that one load for, the 260 Rem. is one. I use the 140 Hornady SP. for deer and the 95 Hornady V-Max for ground hogs. I have other varmint rifles, but once I shot ground hogs with the 260, I just have to shoot 30 or 40 ground hogs with it every summer, because it's so fun. The 260 is a fearsome varmint rifle, a little high on recoil, but super accurate and far reaching. 8)
 

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more loads

of course you have to try new loads, they keep making new bullets, can't you see how we are driving the industry and the economy forward. if we sit back and say I'm happy with just vanilla ( which I love ), I would never have found chocolate cherry, sorry gotta go get some lunch :grin:
 
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