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Old 06-13-2010, 09:23 AM
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more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

Interesting shooting today
I have a newly acquired Savage 12 BVSS, Stainless 26 inch barrel, I glass bed it and reset head space added a Heavy recoil lug.
Shooting was only with American eagle OTM 168 grain match ammo
According to Savage website the rifle has a 1/12 twist so I knew the 168 would shoot great but just ok, need some 175 soon anyhow, groups at 100 were about 1.5, but at 250 I was grouping 3 shots at .5 not moa but .5 inch group? Odd that the 1/12 did not stabilize the 168 until 250 and farther, subsequently at 400 groups were near 1 inch.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:32 AM
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Re: more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

I have sen this too, over and over again. I feel 100 yards groups are a waste of ammo unless there is something specific to 100 yards you wish to test. I woulder how many great .5 moa loads have been scraped because they were only tested at 100 yards.

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Re: more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

I also have seen this before, but I also never used a 1/12 twist?
I was able to hit the eye area on the steel silhouette at 400 yards shot after shot
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Re: more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

I have heard some bullets take a while to "settle in". Sounds like you got a shooter!
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Re: more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

I am wondering how well it will do with 175's
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Re: more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

I don't know which bullet you intend to shoot but a 12 twist should handle most 175's just fine.....Rich
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Re: more accurate past 200 then 100 yards

I know 175 is correct for 1/12 I just did not have any with me, any way thanks
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