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Old January 31, 2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Neco internal ballistics program - great for new and old reloaders

The QuickLoad program from Neco (http://www.neconos.com/) is amazing. It can predict internal and external ballistics and has a HUGE bullet, casing, powder, barrel length, internal pressure, etc. selection. The program was developed by a brilliant German ballistician.

I've worked with it for years (so has SPEER bullets with its reloading manual), and it is amazing how well it predicts performance for various cartridge, caliber, powder, bullet, internal pressure, and barrel length combinations. You can even design you own wildcat.

I've noticed much debate on this forum regarding which cartridge is best, etc. With this program you can see SCIENTIFICALLY how the different cartridges compare. For example, you can see how the 300 Win Mag compares to the 300 RUM or 30-06 or whatever, when loaded to the same pressures with the same barrel lengths and with available modern powders.

You'll find that as the case gets bigger, the cartridge gets less efficient - yet, it remains true that the more "dynamite" (i.e., powder) you behind the bullet the more velocity/energy you get - of course, at a cost of more muzzle blast and kick. How dead can an elk get?

Any comments or experience with this program.
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Old January 31, 2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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Yea, to bad it costs 140.00...

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Old February 5, 2005, 08:16 AM   #3
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handloading science

There is no science in prediction; there is science in confirming, ay?

I have tested and/or chrono-mapped too often to trust ANY prediction made in ANY fashion; I confirm through testing.
Only.
Then I actually know.
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Old February 5, 2005, 03:09 PM   #4
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Question for Weshoot2

Weshoot2, how do you test & confirm pressure?
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Old February 6, 2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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same way Speer did it

Count my fingers.
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Old February 6, 2005, 12:19 PM   #6
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Westshoot2, before I resort to counting fingers, I'll keep track of my velocities and primer pockets and estimate working pressures with the NECO program. I think you understand.
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