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Old 09-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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after you get your new build done and loads developed

now what? 1/2" groups at 200yrds. and the build is over what do you do.
sell it and start a new build. Or go for 1/2" groups at 300?
this may sound wierd but i wasn't ready for this build to be over.

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: after you get your new build done and loads developed

You could do what I used to do, grab a whole bunch of different bullets and try to make all of them shoot well. It was really fun to see how different bullets preferred different OAL's and even different primers and powders.

Now when I find a good load I like to just go shoot at a whole bunch of different targets in the field. Learning how to make first round hits on actual targets in the field was harder than I thought it would be. I had a rifle capable of shooting 3/4 MOA on a regular basis and it took me a lot of shells to learn to get consistent first round hits on MOA sized targets from 2-500 yards.

I guess if you have a bad case of tinkeritis, someone should be more than happy to buy a gun of proven accuracy and give you a good chunk of change to start another build.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:06 PM
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Re: after you get your new build done and loads developed

I agree. Hit the field and shoot different scenarios!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: after you get your new build done and loads developed

Groups at 200 yards don't look like it's over to me, unless you built it to shoot at close range but being this is long range hunting I would assume your just getting ready to take it on out and get the ballistics ironed out for cold bore shooting, looks like your just getting started
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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Re: after you get your new build done and loads developed

Go hunting, unless paper is all you want to kill.
Good shooting,keep having fun!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: after you get your new build done and loads developed

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Groups at 200 yards don't look like it's over to me, unless you built it to shoot at close range but being this is long range hunting I would assume your just getting ready to take it on out and get the ballistics ironed out for cold bore shooting, looks like your just getting started
and there is always a Delta Bravo that thinks 1/2" groups at 200 yards are a starting point
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:50 PM
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Go hunting, unless paper is all you want to kill.
Good shooting,keep having fun!!!
its bows for everything but predators and ducks. unless that dream tag gets drawn
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