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Nef Handi Rifle 243 Not Accurate

 
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:29 AM
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Nef Handi Rifle 243 Not Accurate

HI:(
RECENTLY ACCUIRED A NEW NEF 243 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE, OUT OF THE BOX THE MOST INACCURATE RIFLE I HAVE EVER FIRED.I STARTED USING ACCURATE LOADS FROM MY YEARS OF LOADING. 85 GR SPITZER & 4350 WHICH DELIVERED 4" GROUPS AT 60 YARDS. I'AM GOING TO START EXPERIMENTING THE USUAL WAY WITH DIFFERENT POWDER & BULLETS BUT DON'T THINK THIS IS THE REAL PROBLEM . ANY IDEAS ?

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:54 AM
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with 4 inch groups at 60 yards Im not sure hoew much time I would spend with it before sending it back, but there are always a few quick checks like scope, scope mounts, action screw torques, barrell pressure points...
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:49 AM
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Wow I have the same rifle and I've had no trouble getting MOA @ 100yds with it.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:55 AM
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Scope or open sights?

Have you reworked the #14 trigger?

With the factory trigger, you need to really work on the technique, ESPECIALLY if the group is very horizontal.

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Old 04-09-2008, 01:19 PM
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nef 243

yes scoped
4 x 12 scope & reworked the trigger myself 3lbs , my quess is barrel bore or something else ,slugged the bore & got .2445 not sure if this is within limits??
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:36 PM
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Handi barrels tend to be tight at the breech and loose at the muzzle!
Exactly opposite what you want. I suppose the a powder that burns completely in a couple of inches before the muzzle might be more accurate since less gas will escape past the bullet, but this is just a guess.

edge.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:53 PM
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I had a 223 handi rifle and about the best I ever got was 6 or 8 inches a 100 yards. I swore that I would make that gun shoot somehow or shoot all the rifling out trying. Well there was a little rifling left when I got rid of it. I think part of the problem was it had a 1-12 or 1-14 twist and had enough free bore to shoot a 100 grain bullet.
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