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Re: Group size...how many shots fired?

Len,

I would assume 3...While that is not a statistical grouping, hell, five is short of an accurate statistical development for accuracy, but it shows enough potential for accurate shots to be placed precisely..

Paper never tasted as good as meat, so I don't dwell too much on tiniest group size...CBS is key, first shot, and log data, knowing your system, is what gets you there..

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    Re: Group size...how many shots fired?

    Most people shoot 3 or 5 for load development, with 3 being more common. Those who use 5 usually say so. Nothing said, assume 3. Group size 0.000 assume 1!
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    Re: Group size...how many shots fired?

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    I generally assume three (3) unless stated otherwise.


    As an add-on... When I shoot groups I now typically shoot three (3) shot groups. I know my shooting (marksmanship potential)well enough and feel I can glean from some three (3) shot groups about all I need to know to hunt. I don't like to waste bullets or practice bad/poorly, once I've fired three (3) I begin to lose interest and that's counterproductive for me. If I'm shooting a match the number of shots in the group or whatever is of no concern and I don't lose interest.
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    Re: Group size...how many shots fired?

    I always figured 3 for a sporter barrel and 5 for a fatter one was what everyone quoted. If i quote , then i quote 5 regardless, but like JR said, its the CBS that counts, it needs to be same place everytime..
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    Re: Group size...how many shots fired?

    I also shoot 3 shot groups to do load development and quoting group size most of the time. When testing for 1000yd BR I shoot 5 shots and sometimes 10 but always state amount of shots when doing so.
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    5 shots for load development
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    Re: Group size...how many shots fired?

    I always use 3 shots for groups when working up hunting loads.

    If ya can't hit it with at least 1 out of 3, ya have no business shooting at game!!
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