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Unread 08-12-2007, 04:47 PM
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A .75" group including a cold bore shot isnt bad. For big game it is plenty suitable. I have had rifles that had cold bore issues. They were however concistent in their cold bore bullet placements. I learned where the cold bore shot landed and simply compensated for it. It is a very common issue. I say issue because it is hardly a problem. I am fortunate enough to have 2 primary rifles that do not have cold bore issues even down to the 0 degree F. mark. Your issues may be fixed by applying what others have stated. If they are not, this is where knowing your rifle pays off. It may be another thing you have to factor in for the shot, but a very minimal one at that.

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Unread 08-12-2007, 08:31 PM
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Good info guys !

I did some shooting today and worked on my cbs .

It was hot here today mid 90's and my poi changes as the rifle bakes in the sun.
It was shooting great then i carried it [ rem 25-06 ] out to the target w/the sun baking it -got back =groups went to hell.
Then if the ammo gets hot things change again.

My groups went from .6-.7" to 1.5" in a slight wind= 100yds.
.But i still shot an 8" steel plate at 441yds and the group was around 5" mostly horizontal.
There must have been a velocity gain due to the heat b/c my drops were off -i was overshooting the plate w/two different guns.
AIPAC for president !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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