I missed the memo on the importance of a fouled barrel.
I am so relieved. The gun can shoot. It just needed a good fouling.
I was so discouraged after the first 5 shots today. I had cleaned the barrel real good. They were going all over the place. (see center of target)
I shot 3 more (top right). Damn, I was ready to sell the gun for a loss and start over. I was bumming.
I almost packed it up but decided to shoot one more round. Bingo baby. I now had hope.
I switched over from the 150 gr to the Hornady 180 SP to see what would happen. The first group wasn't so great (bottom right). The second group was good.
The winds were variable to 10mph. I forgot my rests and had to use the range supplied sand bags. I would have been more stable with my rests.
I need to call Leupold tomorrow regarding the parallax adjustment. At 100 yards I had 4 inches of side to side movement when I was moving my head. That seems way to high. The side focus was set to 100 yards. Up / down movement was not an issue.
Thanks for the encouragement. I think I've got it under control now!