Re: kids gun advise
I know this is late in this thread but, I experienced the same problem with my Ruger 25-06. Dang near made the mistake of selling it cheap! Then I tried seating the bullets .012" off the lands, and oh-boy what a difference! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
Grouped right at 1 1/4", going out the muzzel at 3000fps using Sierra 117 spbt and IMR4831 powder. I tried IMR4350 and got same speed but grouped at a little over 3".
So before you get rid of that rifle try seating your bullets .010" to .015" off the lands and see what happens. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
One more question, who was shooting the rifle you or your Daughter? I know from personal experience with my daughter, shooting the heavier loads from the bench is a litttle intimadating and uncomfortable for her.But give her a gun with light recoil and she can shoot the eyes out of a gnat! So maybe sneak out by yourself and try the gun or next time you go shooting with her, watch her real close to see if she is flinching or jerking the trigger. If none of this works let me know what you want for the gun, maybe we can work something out! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]