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Old 10-31-2012, 02:10 PM
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That's a great tip I had not thought of! Thanks, I'll have to try that.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:10 AM
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Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

It's the first shot that counts! You're doing good there.

My LR/ELR stuff is all single shot. I break position after each shot. Mostly to start and stop the video camera but "usually" shoot only one shot before changing distance when working up drop chart.

There are several things that could cause your predictable flyer. However, if your first two shots are always spot on, make 'em good. Thus no need for a third.

You'll burn out the barrel chasing that 3rd shot. Heck, when I put the first two together at any range, I stop shooting.

I still feel the remorse from burning out a wonder 270 AM barrel with out ever harvesting anything but rocks. Sure was fun though. Expensive and disheartening. But fun
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Roy. Like I said I need to do more testing to see if it's true or not. Could be the sporter weight factory barrel heating up too. It's not 100% predictable either. I've had some very good 3 shot groups that were magazine fed so who knows??? It was just a theory I thought I'd run past you all. I never stop thinking about how I can improve my shooting skills. It's become a sickness!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:27 PM
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It's become a sickness!
It's like having a bad liver. It never gets better.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:54 PM
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I would think that barrel heat is a more probable cause than a round heating up in the mag. If you touch your bolt and follower after shooting I bet you can't feel or even measure a difference after two shots. The barrel on the other hand will be toasty. How long do you typically take to shoot a round once it's chambered? The third round will be inserted into a much warmer barrel and while it sits there waiting for position/aim/dialing/wind read and such. I would try shoot one, wait 5 min, again and again. I shoot and then actually get up move around and then start from scratch again. I compare it to a pre-shot setup in golf.... this summer I sort of wanted to shoot my golf clubs though!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:08 PM
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The only reason I am concerned about it is because this is my hunting rifle. If I need to take follow up shots I need to know what effects a hot barrel or hot round is going to have. I don't want to wait 5 minutes to take a follow up shot on game so I don't want to practice that way either. Not that what you said does not make perfect sense because it does but it won't help me solve a possible issue I might have while hunting. It's all about hunting.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: I joined the ELR club!!!

This is an interesting read... and I say this because some people around where I live figure that a 300 WSM isn't a long range rifle, let alone an extreme long range rifle. Two months ago I purchased a 300 WSM Tikka T3 stainless heavy barrel and have been working with it to improve my shooting skills. I have progressed from punching out the bulls eye at 100 yds to getting five shots all within an inch and a half at 400 yards.
I'm impressed to see that the "lowly" 300 WSM that so many people here in my area have turned their noses up at is capable of a 1000 yard "PLUS" shot (depending on skill level of shooter). It has given me something to aim for in the future.... now if only we had a 1000 yard range here!

SIDE NOTE: For the Americans, yes, I know... a 300 wsm Tikka HB... not available in your country... a true travesty. If I could import them for you, I would.
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