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Acceptable Accuracy?

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Unread 09-11-2013, 11:55 AM
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Acceptable Accuracy?

In your rifle and load what is acceptable accuracy? At what point are you content?
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    Unread 09-11-2013, 12:00 PM
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    Re: Acceptable Accuracy?

    in a factory Rifle if I cant get 1/2" or less at 100 yards its hard for me to get too excited about that rifle.
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    Unread 09-11-2013, 12:13 PM
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    Re: Acceptable Accuracy?

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    in a factory Rifle if I cant get 1/2" or less at 100 yards its hard for me to get too excited about that rifle.
    +1 after you get a barrel broken properly along with a good load there shouldn't be any problems achieving 1/2" or less
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    Re: Acceptable Accuracy?

    Once I have completed the load development process, I consider myself to have observed the maximum accuracy level of a given rifle/load combination. I have been fortunate to be able to achieve MOA or less with every bolt action (and one falling block) rifle I own.

    Several of my rifles will shoot 1/2" groups or smaller @ 100 yards. One of them shoots consistently in the .3's and has regularly produced five shot groups in the .1's. With that same rifle, I have trouble maintaining 2 MOA @ 600 yards because my ability to cope with wind and mirage is poor.

    Personally, I stop load development when I find a load that will repeatably shoot into 1/2" @ 100 yards. I feel it is a better use of my time and components to practice my shooting skills rather than chase smaller groups. .5 MOA will do anything I am looking to do. Several of my rifles will do it easily. The problem is that I am not yet that capable under real world conditions.
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    Unread 09-11-2013, 01:21 PM
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    .5 MOA that works for me ................I did discover one thing this weekend that when I neck size with the .272 bushing I get a lot better accuracy than when I use the .271 neck sizing bushing...............Im going to check it out more this monday at the range,................
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    Re: Acceptable Accuracy?

    .5 MOA or better for my large hunting rifles, my smaller squirrel/varmint getters .3 MOA, of course when I do my part....
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    Re: Acceptable Accuracy?

    If it is constantly shooting nice circular groups 1 M.O.A is acceptable but i strive for .5
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