Re: VLD\'s and bullet jump
Yes, sometimes (not often) backing the bullet off the lands will produce some good groups.
Some of the 30 Cals at Williamsport (1000 yard matches) have shot better at .050" off the lands. Most however, will shoot best at .010" off or into the lands with a soft touch.
Try different seating depths and loads before you get to discouraged.
I have found from past experience that, possibly that is the best accuracy your barrel will give you? I hope that's not the case here?
If it's a good barrel, it will normally (not always) shoot real good right from the start.
Keep working with it and make sure all the copper is out of the barrel. Sweets and JB will take it out. If your using Moly, forget I said anything here because I don't use the stuff in any of my rifles, and won't own a rifle that has had moly shot in it. The sweets and JB won't help. I am not starting a moly debate here, You either like it or hate it. You know where I stand.
If in fact you are using moly, clean your rifle "real" good and see if that makes a difference.
Slow your loads down abit and see if that makes a change in the accuracy.
Remember, "excessive" Speed gives poor groups and "kills" the accuracy potential.
[ 05-17-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]