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Unread 08-09-2013, 08:59 AM
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2nd shot flyer????

So it seems my cooper 54 excalibur 260 is a good shooting rifle but for some reason i keep getting a second shot flyer. I am only shooting 3 shot groups and letting the rifle cool inbetween shots but the second round always seems to be about 1/2-3/4" outside the first and third shots. It doesnt matter what load or seating depth i try it just consistantly does it. Any ideas as to what could be causing this?
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    Unread 08-09-2013, 09:12 AM
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    Re: 2nd shot flyer????

    Pretty simple solution to that specific problem,,,







    Skip that second shot.




    Or, shoot the first and third, then the second to make a 3-shot group.




    Seriously, This is a unique one.

    What if you shot a 6-shot group, with plenty of cooling time between shots, would the second and 4th shots fliers?
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    Unread 08-09-2013, 09:19 AM
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    Re: 2nd shot flyer????

    I have the same thing happening with my HS Precision SPL 300 WM. shots 1 and 3 will touch but 2 is always 1/2 inch or more away. I changed seating depth and got a little better results but the problem is still there. After the elk hunt I will contact HS for their opinion. Suggest you contact Cooper.....
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    Unread 08-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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    Re: 2nd shot flyer????

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    I have the same thing happening with my HS Precision SPL 300 WM. shots 1 and 3 will touch but 2 is always 1/2 inch or more away. I changed seating depth and got a little better results but the problem is still there. After the elk hunt I will contact HS for their opinion. Suggest you contact Cooper.....

    Seating the bullet deeper did help me a bit also but i still have the same problem. I'll try to contact cooper
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    Unread 08-09-2013, 11:32 AM
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    Re: 2nd shot flyer????

    Funny thing is i just got back from the range and my 100 yards groups where right around 3/4" even with the flyer and my 200 yard groups only opened up to 1.10" with the flyer as well. Not bad accuracy considering the flyers.
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    Re: 2nd shot flyer????

    My .338 WinMag is having flier issues. Either shots 1 & 2 good, 3 flier, or shots 1 & 3 good, shot 2 flier...

    Solution......

    Snatch barrel off, true action, replace with new barrel in a better caliber (something 7mm or .257 Wby). As if yall didn't already know...
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    Re: 2nd shot flyer????

    Could be something as simple as shooting form. If you don't do everything the same it ain't going to shoot the same place.
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