Originally Posted by rcairflr
All I see is a hillside and a rock of an unknown size and bullet rounds hitting somewhere in the vicinity of the rock. There is nothing measurable here so I have no idea if you have a 1 moa group or a 5 moa group.
Set up a target and give us some actual measurements. IMO this video means nothing other than your rounds are hitting in the same general area, which any rifle could do.
This is simply an accuracy test for a freshly built customers rifle. The range is a measured 1070 yards. The small white rock slightly down and to the left of the impact sight is roughly 1/4 moa measured using the NR-R1 reticle on a NF scope that was on a 280 AI rifle I tested just before testing this 375 AX.
My intention is not to hit the target, its simply to get bullets down range close to a known sized target so that I can get it on video, review on a big screen TV and see if there are any issues with the rifles accuracy. Again, I was not trying to hit that target. I know its size, I know its range and as such, I can determine if there are any accuracy issues with the rifle before it ships to the customer.
I would feel no more confident had I set up my 20" round gong and punched the same 3/4 moa or slightly larger group on steel except I would had added at least an hour to my shooting session times.
This method allows me to get bullets in the air at long range to test rifles. Again, these are PRE break in groups, just checking for any potential vertical stringing, or horizontal stringing that would indicate a problem with something on the rifle.
If my test procedure is not up to your standards, I ....... Well, I certainly DO NOT apologize. Been doing this well over 10 years with over 700 rifles out the door. In my early days, I used to shoot 100 yard groups on paper to prove rifles and while every rifle shipped proved its 1/2 moa accuracy potential shooting on paper at 100 yards, I had more (not many) issues with rifles needing more lengthy load development when the customers got the rifles. So, I decided to switch to testing at long range and because of the volume of rifles I test every year, this method works perfectly well for me and most customers use the loads I test their rifles with at long range.
Again, if this does not meet your standards, such is life, maybe you need to go back to the HIDE and look for your 5 shot groups on paper!!!
Thanks for your input though.