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Fjold
04-03-2006, 7:38 AM
OK, no matter what I do I can't seem to get my rifle to shoot good groups. It seems to string things out horizontally. The Barnes 300 grain TSX bullet has a good reputation for accuracy and I'm using a 4X scope. Do you think I should use more magnification?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/DSC00201.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/DSC00202.jpg

Mud
04-03-2006, 7:57 AM
What were the wind conditions like for your groups? The wind will usually cause horizontal stringing like your getting. More info needed.

LOW2000
04-03-2006, 10:30 AM
If those groups are at 100yds and are sub-moa, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Shoot some 5 or 10 shot groups and see if they tend to be more of a group than a line also.

NRAhighpowershooter
04-03-2006, 11:05 AM
I'm still trying to get my groups smaller too...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid203/pa2b7575748dea467b184791215a176f6/ef95c3e8.jpg

100yds.. 168gr SMK's Rem700VS 39.5gr Varget

xrMike
04-03-2006, 11:23 AM
I'm still trying to get my groups smaller too...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid203/pa2b7575748dea467b184791215a176f6/ef95c3e8.jpg

100yds.. 168gr SMK's Rem700VS 39.5gr Varget

You sir are a braggart of the highest order! ;)

blacklisted
04-03-2006, 11:45 AM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b343/ebolamonkey/17.gif

Rimfire! 100 yards!

blacklisted
04-03-2006, 11:47 AM
There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your groups. Was this on a perfectly calm day?

anotherted
04-03-2006, 11:57 AM
HPS,

Is that the original barrel on your VS? Just curious.

Ted

lunde
04-03-2006, 11:59 AM
http://lundestudio.com/photos/m22-phoenix-65x55-group-02232006.jpg

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/m22-22-250-group-05042004.jpg

NRAhighpowershooter
04-03-2006, 12:02 PM
yup.. original barrel with approx. 2K rounds through it.

blacklisted
04-03-2006, 12:02 PM
<bragging>

Now you've done it!

xenophobe
04-03-2006, 12:05 PM
OK, no matter what I do I can't seem to get my rifle to shoot good groups. It seems to string things out horizontally. The Barnes 300 grain TSX bullet has a good reputation for accuracy and I'm using a 4X scope. Do you think I should use more magnification?

What kind of rifle are you shooting?

Are you handloading?

Factory rifle?

What about those groups dissapoint you?

Without more specifics it's hard to tell you how well you're doing. If you're shooting a factory varmit or target rifle, the 3/4 MOA groups you're getting are pretty damn good. Yes, you might be able to increase your accuracy with a higher powered scope... 10x is basically the minimum I would recommend at 100 for accuracy, though you won't need anything more than 12-14x at most...

anotherted
04-03-2006, 12:16 PM
yup.. original barrel with approx. 2K rounds through it.

Well i guess its time for me to start handloading. Best i can do with mine is 1-2 inch groups with aussie surp. :eek:

Fjold
04-03-2006, 12:26 PM
It was clear and cool at 8:00 AM with no wind blowing and the groups were shot at 100 yards off of a front rest and rear sandbag. I shoot free-recoil.

It's a 375 H&H magnum, shooting 300 grain Barnes TSX bullets out of a left handed Winchester M-70 Classic, Safari Express. The ammunition is handloaded and a new load that I'm experimenting with. The trigger is set at 3.5 Lbs so maybe if I get it adjusted down that will help also.
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Sorry, I can't keep a straight face any longer!



NRAHighPowerShooter I'm glad you saw the humor in the post!


Guys, I was just bragging on my big bore tack driver.

Here's what my 6.5x284 does for groups, the one on the right went .38 for 5 shots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/DSC00197.jpg

NRAhighpowershooter
04-03-2006, 2:36 PM
NRAHighPowerShooter I'm glad you saw the humor in the post!

Humor?? what humor?? ;)

blacklisted
04-03-2006, 2:59 PM
What a bunch of....arrogant benchrest shooters! :D

C.G.
04-03-2006, 3:30 PM
OK, no matter what I do I can't seem to get my rifle to shoot good groups. It seems to string things out horizontally. The Barnes 300 grain TSX bullet has a good reputation for accuracy and I'm using a 4X scope. Do you think I should use more magnification?




Yeah, that is one crappy rifle. I'll take it off your hands for $100.:D

bu-bye
04-03-2006, 3:50 PM
At first a thought ran through my head.....

"oh man, a shooter more anal about group size then me" :D

Nice groupings;)

Mud
04-03-2006, 5:58 PM
Well, if everyone else is going to Brag about groups, I'll join in. This is a Savage Bench Rifle I built.
Savage Model 12 action
22ppc Barrel
4oz Trigger
SSS Benchrest Stock
Weaver 36x scope
.032" Group
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/6ppc/Zia22Cal.jpg

tankerman
04-03-2006, 6:14 PM
It is a model 70. Hunting rifle, not a target gun. That is a great group anything you would be shooting with that caliber would have a fairly massive kill zone, it's more than adequate for hunting. If you are obsessive about the group size try loosening the the forward screw in the stock. That barrel heats up quickly. This can help reduce contact with the stock. Otherwise get it bedded.