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I joined the ELR club!!!

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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:58 PM
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I joined the ELR club!!!

Officially I joined a few weeks ago with my first ever 1000+ group at 1034 yds. Conditions that day were extremely tough with swirling winds from 6-24mph. I managed to get 2 in the bullseye but the 3rd missed the target completely. Today conditions were much better. I managed to put together a 9 1/2" group at 1109 yds. Not to shabby for me and my factory browning A-bolt in 300wsm and factory ammo. The thing I'm most exited about is my come ups on my program are dead on! Now if I can just get better at reading the wind it just might be dangerous to be a deer next month!
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    Unread 10-29-2012, 09:04 PM
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    Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

    Nice!

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    Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

    Excellent!!
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    Unread 10-30-2012, 08:58 AM
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    Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

    Great job!!

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    Unread 10-30-2012, 02:19 PM
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    Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

    Thanks guys! It's a work in progress but it's fun just to be playing the game!
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    Unread 10-31-2012, 11:35 AM
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    Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

    Question for you all...
    I've been noticing a common flyer issue lately. I came up with the theory that maybe by the time I break the 3rd shot off that round is heated up enough to drastically change my POI. To counter that I single fed my rounds on this last outing and shot the group mentioned above. My other groups were not as tight but I know what happened. I have to come off the gun to grab the next round and could feel slight differences in both cheek weld and shoulder position. So fixing one problem created another. I need to do more testing to find out if the flyer is caused by a hot magazine fed round vs. a single fed round. My question is do you think that theory makes any sense. An example of how extreme it is: 250yds I have 2 in the same hole and 1 about 2"-2.5" out, 650yds again 2 in the same hole and the 3rd missed the entire target! At 1034yds I had 2 within 4" of eachother but the 3rd missed the target! My targets are not small, I'd say these misses would of had to have missed the group by a couple of feet! I can usually call my bad shots and these felt like good shots. Whatcha think???
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    Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

    Since you stated you were shooting factory ammo, try this. Weigh your ammo and write the weight on the case with a sharpie. Now shoot the ammo that weighs the same and you will see the group tighten up a little more. Let us know.
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