Re: Shooting BETTER AT LONG RANGE
In somewhat rare form, I am going to take umbrage with both Darryl and S1.
First, Darryl's point regarding shooting off a bipod from a hard surface. In my experience over the last 9 months shooting an average of 3 days a week at 75 rounds per sitting, I am routinely able to hold around .5 MOA 5 shot groups from a bipod on concrete in the prone position, without a rear bag, with both a Model 700 VLS in 6mm Remington and a Bushmaster Varminter AR-15 in .223.
Now, I have owned and shot various 30 cals over the years in 30/06 and 300 Win. Mag, but have never gotten serious with long range 30 caliber boomers until I received the Wolf.
As I've stated before, the Wolf is a pleasant suprise for a monster rifle and is two or three orders of magnitude more inherently accurate than the aforementioned shootin' irons...
With regard to S1's comment about that group being half its size if he or Darryl had shot it, well... Let's be realistic - his three shot group at 100 yards was .112 MOA - you've seen a picture of it in my gallery. My first 3 shots at 600 yards, you'll note, were .118 MOA.
So I reckon I shot that rifle about as well as it could be shot. But I concede that S1, being the Jedi Master that he is, would have tuned out the background jabber-jawing and caught the lull in the wind that I did not - so that 5th shot might've ended up with the rest of them...
So, in conclusion, I believe that the groups I've posted for your enjoyment are not luck, but rather are the result of:
- lots of practice
- paying attention to consistency in the fundamentals of trigger control, grip, sight alignment, etc.
- many years of competitive archery which taught me the absolute criticality of follow-through and being in an almost meditative mental state when breaking a shot
- and last but not least, an absolutely fantastic rifle created for me by S1
That's just my humble opinion... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
[ 01-06-2003: Message edited by: STL_Shooter ]
STL. Principal Consultant and Managing Partner - Association of Bifurcated Tangential Ballistic Apologists, LLP.