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Old 07-12-2010, 01:44 PM
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Cold bore shot

I finally got a load in my 243 to shoot that I was happy with so I thought. It shoots little under 3 inches at 300 yds on a warm barrel. The last few days when I can find a calm evening i have been testing to see where my cold barrel shot would hit and man am I in trouble. (for hunting) Well my 300 yd cold barrel shot is shooting 5-6in high and 3-4in to the right. After the first shot it will drop back down and shoot good.
What can I do!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:18 PM
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Re: Cold bore shot

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What can I do!!!!!!!
Adjust your scope 5-6in low and 3-4in to the left, so you can hit what you're aiming at in the field.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:23 PM
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Re: Cold bore shot

Well that would only work for the first shot then what lol.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:10 PM
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Re: Cold bore shot

You go pick up your game,, or go to the house wondering why you took a risky shot & missed.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:20 PM
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Re: Cold bore shot

so is it a fouling issue or a heat issue. some guns like to be dirty, so put a fouling shot through at the begining of season and forgete about it. if it is a heat issue (your rifle groups good warm) then you have stress on your barrel or on your action, in which case free-float and pillar bed. easy peasy.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:33 PM
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Re: Cold bore shot

I agree with the other replies, if you are terribly worried about follow up shots then you may not really be ready to be taking shots at that range.

That said, your rifle shoud not be doing that. I suspect you have a bedding problem or it could be as simple as action screws improperly tightened. One shot should not be heating your barrel that much, so the problem is probably not barrel heat.

Float the barrel and get the action / stock bedded and I bet the problem goes away.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:36 PM
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Re: Cold bore shot

I guess its more of a heat issue because it was not shot on a clean bore. The gun is a remington vls in a hs precision stock. the barrel is not in center of channel (Just a little to one side) The barrel is floated all the way though.

mikecr- I can hold my own shooting but at the end of the day I am still human. Missing is just part of hunting sometimes no matter how good you are. I miss from time to time and would like to feel that I can make a second shot if needed.

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