horizontal stringing

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horizontal stringing

Post by fenwick » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:48 pm

my partner and i are trying to develope a good bp load for our new
ped. john bodines in 45-70. he seems to have a lot of groups that
have a very defined horizontal string to them.any suggestions.

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Post by Kelley O. Roos » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:58 pm

Hedging your bets here :?:

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Post by Pathfinder » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:48 am

My guess is that it is the lack of a good hold (or wind) rather than the load. "Be the bullet"! ...Dennis
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Post by Ray Newman » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:39 am

What are the details of load that you are shooting? This information might be of help in answering your query.
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John Boy

Post by John Boy » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:30 pm

Fenwick, here's a general rule of thumb:

Horizontal = Decrease the powder charge
Vertical = Increase the powder charge

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Post by Kelley O. Roos » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:59 am

John Boy,

Were did that rule of thumb come from :?:

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Re: horizontal stringing

Post by Brent » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:15 am

[quote="fenwick"]my partner and i are trying to develope a good bp load for our new
ped. john bodines in 45-70. he seems to have a lot of groups that
have a very defined horizontal string to them.any suggestions.[/quote]

Do you get the same stringing when you shoot? Maybe it's your partner. Not your gun.

It might also be an illusion. I think most of the time, our diagnoses of stringing one way or the other is just plain wrong. Probably overdiagnosed more than any other shooting malady.

Brent

John Boy

Post by John Boy » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:43 pm

Were did that rule of thumb come from
Kelly ... from Bill Bagwell (rdnck). Bill uses the Harley Davidson(HD) memory jogger (Horizontal - Down) and Vertical - Up

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Post by Kelley O. Roos » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:13 pm

Well John Boy,

It's ridiculous.

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"Rule of Thumb"

Post by TYRVR » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:33 pm

Now Kelley.......he did not say that the rule pertained to shooting......just to thumbs.
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Post by Kelley O. Roos » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:15 pm

TYRVR,

OK, I'll concede, it'll have to be black and blue thumbs. How about, Tom Thumb, you know as in Barnum and Bailey Circus. What was that saying :idea: oh ya, a sucker born every minute :lol:

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Post by Ray Newman » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:43 pm

Black & blue thumbs?

I've known people who claim to have a green thumb.
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Black and Blue thumbs:

Post by TYRVR » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:01 pm

I seen a few of those at Ft.Dix back in the sixtys.....Clumsy"re-croot" + M-1 Rifle ="Black and Blue Thumb!
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Post by Ray Newman » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:10 pm

Ah--the famous M-1 Thumb....
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Post by Gene » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:12 pm

My Daddy's thumb gun always worked fine. I only shot rounds 2 through 7................ :D

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