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Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

 
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:01 PM
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Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

These are the groups from my Tikka .223ai at 115m (120yds.)

The rifle was on a bipod at the front and bags at the rear.





The groups are as you can see above are a little under .5" center to center and I have managed 2.5" groups at 400yds with the same load.

Am I expecting too much trying to improve this load in this caliber ???

80grain Berger VLD's
24.9 grains Of Varget
Rem 7.5 primers
COAL 2.445"
Lapua Match Brass
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

That's a damn good group if you ask this hunter. But you can never expect TOOO much
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:50 PM
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Re: Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

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These are the groups from my Tikka .223ai at 115m (120yds.)

The rifle was on a bipod at the front and bags at the rear.





The groups are as you can see above are a little under .5" center to center and I have managed 2.5" groups at 400yds with the same load.

Am I expecting too much trying to improve this load in this caliber ???

80grain Berger VLD's
24.9 grains Of Varget
Rem 7.5 primers
COAL 2.445"
Lapua Match Brass
.50-.223=.277" 5 round groups. That's about a .260MOA group at 120yds.

I really don't see how you can improve on that much with what you have. In fact most people would be envious as hell.
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Re: Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

Uuuuuuum.... going to have to go with.... leave it alone. You're out shooting some bench rest guys on a bi-pod! Looks good, don't touch anything!

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Re: Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

You sure your not taking the piss nothing wrong with that group
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Re: Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

You so Funny white eye...
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Re: Am I expecting too much from a hunting rifle?

Probably as good as it gets.
Great groups.
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