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LUCKY.....GROUP......CLUB ( BI - PODS - ..ONLY )

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Old 01-10-2003, 05:43 PM
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Re: LUCKY.....GROUP......CLUB ( BI - PODS - ..ONLY )

I guess my best "lucky" group off a bipod was 3.5" for 5 shots at 750yds. in total darkness. The target was illuminated with a small chemstick about the size of a cigarette. No light on the shooting end. I was shooting at the head of a E sil. target and was was very happy to find my group in the triangle between the eyes and tip of the nose...(.308 Win)
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:54 PM
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Howdy Len

Yes, Doc's group was 3 shots. I would not worry, he usually only gets lucky to the tune of a flat line about 1.25 inches wide at 600! His .243 IMPL is the most consistently accurate rifle at our range, at 600 yds. Watched him neck shoot a 13.5 inch Pronghorn with it at 525 yards this september. He is one of the most meticulous handloaders I have ever seen, and also was a world class bow shooter, and earns his success through hard work and practice. He has taken my money more than once at 600 yards. I usually get him past 600 on windier days. Doc's retired now and spends a lot of time fine tuning his loads, the prior skills he developed early in life, combined with his dedication, make him really tough to outshoot in steady conditions.

CJ Nice shooting! Is it easier to get in the zone when you are in the dark with less distractions?

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Old 01-10-2003, 06:53 PM
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Those are not my average group sizes, I wish they were. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] My rifle averages just under .5 moa, however my average is sometimes higher than the rifles. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 01-10-2003, 07:08 PM
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I think we are all having that problem these days, as good as the barrel and bullet makers are getting. You can go down to this tunnel in Springfield and shoot back to back groups in the 0's, and then come outside, with a bunch of shooters around and the wind, and all of a sudden 1/4 moa looks like a struggle, if not unreachable. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
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Old 01-10-2003, 07:10 PM
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Re: LUCKY.....GROUP......CLUB ( BI - PODS - ..ONLY )

Here is one from 200 yards from a bipod, no rear rest other than my hand. 3 shots
700 action trued
Lothar Walther barrel 1-12 twist
HS stock bedded
Factory FGMM 175gr ammo
Shilen trigger
Talbot QD mounts


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Old 01-10-2003, 08:28 PM
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Did the doc use neck turn on 243 IMP? Those are impressive group.

sr90, what about ya?

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Old 01-10-2003, 09:08 PM
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The chamber is .266" and the necks were turned with a Sinclair tool, a carbide mandrel, to a thickness that drives an outside neck diameter of .2642" with a 95 Berger seated at shooting depth. It is a rare occurance to shoot real flat for us without properly turned necks, reamed flash holes, and careful load tuning. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Celt - Nice shootin! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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