Originally Posted by luke5678
Thank you for your help.. I'll keep shooting it (keeping notes) and see how it goes...
It is true that many of the things mentioned can affect POI but there is one thing that is consistent. If your POI changes EVERY time you clean, I can just about guarantee you that you do not have a problem. I say that because 90% of rifles out there will change POI to some degree. It may be slight, and and may be as much as 2-3 inches. The best indicator is, does it move to the SAME POI after you clean and then come back to the same POI after a few rounds? I don't remember the last rifle I've had that didn't do that to some degree. It is simply the difference between clean and slightly fouled. When it gets to severely fouled, the same thing happens and accuracy goes south as well. When you clean try to be consistent. I like to remove ALL of the carbon residue and leave a SLIGHT amount of copper fouling. In otherwords, don't try to clean until there is absolutely NO sign of blue or green on the patch. This will only cause you to take more fouling shots before your POI settles back in. Every barrel, regardless of the quality and amount of lapping, still has imperfections (pores). until those are filled with copper, the POI will be affected. I hope this makes sense? Try it and see. Good luck....Rich