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Unread 11-28-2011, 12:36 AM
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What did I do wrong!

I have shot the same Sendero in 25.06 topped wit a zeiss 4.5X14 for the last 8 years. It has produced some nice groups out to 300 yds. I have taken deer at ranges of 75 yds to 475 yds with this rifle. my hunting buddy and fellow LRH member has encouraged me to stretch it out!. so today I took it to 300 yds where it shot a 1-5/8 3 shot group. I then took it too 500 yds. with the sand bags across the hood of my truck on a wyoming prairie, I settle in for the shot. I squeeze the trigger........the gun jumps and I cant see the hole in the box knowing its 25 or inches lower than my POI or so 2 more shots to follow. not knowing where they hit but feeling good about each shot I went to the target. And found a 7/8 inch group!! thats a .167 MOA! I am shooting a factory rifle with factory HSM 115 Gr. VLD berger bullets. I know there will be disbelievers out there....I may be one of them! Let me end in saying I am not a novice shooter or a novice reloader. I stumbled on HSM ammo and love it!
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    Unread 11-28-2011, 12:53 AM
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    Re: What did I do wrong!

    Well you could have spent about 3x as much on a custom rig and thousands of hours putting togther the "perfect load combination". Then you'd feel like all that time and money had gone to a good cause... .

    When something works this well, I don't question it!
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    Unread 11-28-2011, 06:36 AM
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    Re: What did I do wrong!

    Good Job Ringo!!

    I knew you could do it.

    Buy as much of that ammo as you can, (preferably/hopefully the same lot #).

    Test your scope adjustments for tracking accuracy, and you're well on your way.

    Glad to see you finally got EJ's 390 yd prarie dog posted up I bet if he uses your rifle we can get him into the 500 yd club next time you're out.
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    Unread 11-28-2011, 06:53 PM
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    Thanks Shane. The challenge will be the repeatability. I cant get out till this weekend so it will a very long week. I will get as much of the ammo as I can find. I questioned the cost of it at first but if its going to shoot that well its worth it.
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    Unread 11-28-2011, 08:35 PM
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    Re: What did I do wrong!

    I'm a "lucky" Sendero owner but you and your 25-06 took it to the next level. Congrats!

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    Unread 11-28-2011, 08:59 PM
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    Re: What did I do wrong!

    Thanks Matt I have always been very happy with this rifle.
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    Unread 11-30-2011, 01:03 PM
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    Re: What did I do wrong!

    We all get lucky with bragging-sized groups every now and then (grin)

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