Originally Posted by RangerBrad
Hey fellas, Worked on a 25-06 load this weekend using berger bullets and going from 51 gr to 54 gr of H4831 powder one grain at a time. they all shot less than 1 moa with most in the .3 to .6 moa area. that evening I made up 6 loads of 54gr and 6 loads of 51gr to test agin as the 51 gr shot best that morning and I just wanted to see if I could duplicate. However That evening all 4 groups( both 51 and 54 gr) were outside of 1 moa. (1 to 1.2 moa) The only diffrence is that in the morning I was using a swivel type rifle rest and in the evening I used a bipod because it was steadier. All shots were taken at rifle range with no wind and off wooden shooting tables. All I guess is that the recoil of the rifle on the bipod on wooden table is what did it. Is this common and what kind of rest do yal recommend? Thank's, Brad
It may not be the best method for testing, but I use the Lead sled from Caldwell because it is
consistant shot to shot and rifle to rifle.
After the test are complete Then I verify the zero and group size with what ever type of rest I
will be using in the field. (Bipod,shooting bag,off hand Etc.)
Also by using the same system I can compare loads at a later date or a different batch of the
For consistant results use consistant methods.
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