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Unread 09-18-2009, 09:24 PM
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Re: Vertical stringing

Try checking your case necks for uniformity. Do you outside turn them. Since your talking fairly small groups already, your problem could be as simple as inconsistent neck tension. GOOD LUCK.....Rich
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Unread 09-19-2009, 12:01 AM
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Re: Vertical stringing

0.6 in groups at 200 yds and you think you have a problem---- Plaeeeeese!!!!!
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Unread 09-19-2009, 12:54 AM
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Re: Vertical stringing

Originally Posted by Augustus View Post
0.6 in groups at 200 yds and you think you have a problem---- Plaeeeeese!!!!!

I know! I got a .58 group about a week ago and I am still dancing in the streets! :P
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Unread 09-22-2009, 12:59 PM
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Re: Vertical stringing

With groups that tight usually breath control comes into play. Shots must being taken with the chest in the same position each time as chest motion slows on the exhale or vertical stringing can result. To check for this, set your scope on high mag. Get into your shooting position. Follow your crosshairs on your target while your breath in and out. I would venture to say your crosshairs will follow your vertical stringing pattern. Eat a good meal before you shoot and don't drink much coffee. Hope this helps. Capt kurt
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:18 PM
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Re: Vertical stringing

Thanks for the tips, guys.
I know, I know, why am I complaining about a 0.6" group at 200 yds! Definitely not complaining, pretty danged proud of it if I say so myself. This rifle just shows so much promise to be an absolute hummer that I want to see what the full potential is.
Definitely food for thought on the breath control. Don't know if that is the case as most of my rifles that are very accurate tend towards the typical cloverleaf group but I will pay closer attention next time at the range. It sure is fun to tune a very accurate rifle instead of trying to find a load that will just get you under 1 MOA!
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