Re: Have any of you seen "magic" like this?
I have experianced this myself. I had one load I tested and after I settled on it I zeroed it at 300 yards and took it to 600 yards for some longer range testing. I used my 3rd bar on my NPR2 reticle for 6 MOA of drop. I just wanted to get on my target backer so I could determine how much to bring it up knowing my group would be much lower than the bulls eye. After driving down to the target I saw the group in the very center of the target. I had just bought a new NF scope and was dertermined that the wrong size reticle was installed in my scope. After checking the scope for demensional accuracy I became a believer. My BC was off the chart. Something like over 1.000 for a 178 AMAX. Sometimes the sum of the parts balance out perfect and we see the impossible. It doesnt happen often but happens sometimes. Most of the time it is some other mathematical error. Sometime youre lucky. When the stars align, good things happen.
Jerry Teo has also seen similar results in a couple of his rifles.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.