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Help me combat fliers...

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Unread 07-28-2009, 05:50 PM
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Re: Help me combat fliers...

That was a good read, I'm going to have to find those carpet squares in the basement when I get home.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 07:27 PM
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Re: Help me combat fliers...

A few things that have helped me.

1: A lighter trigger.

2: Using the powder my rifle likes the best.

3: Using the bullet my rifle likes the best.

4: Using a OCW load.

5: Keeping my barrel clean.

6: A VERY consistent grip with minimal hand tension.

You can NOT replace a good harmonic node. Only the perfect powder/bullet/charge weight will give you the best node. Once you find that sweet spot, you almost have to work real hard to get a flyer that isnt either called or due to an extra gust of wind.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Unread 07-28-2009, 11:04 PM
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Re: Help me combat fliers...

what about seating the bullets to close to the lands??? it seems i read an article that was talking about fliers. it stated something about if you are right at the lands your 3 or 4th shot may not have the same pressure as your first one or second one because of heat expansion. and this little difference can cause a flier. so they recommended that go farther away or deeper into so it will take more heat to make the difference in pressure. not real sure about all of the pressure deal but i do know i was getting fliers out of my 223 and i moved them back another .010 and my fliers went away. may have been just a fluke but it did work for me.
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Unread 07-31-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: Help me combat fliers...

You could always anneal your brass along with a little neck turning. I think it's called a pumpkin neck turning tool. That is one that I hear is most popular.

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