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**** cold bore groups****

I have been reading posts concerning barrel cool down. Several members when trying for groups do it differently, some let the barrel cool down and some shoot fowler shots. I personally shoot 2 fowler shots then I commence to shooting my groups. I understand that everyday befor climbimg into my stand I don't shoot fowlers which brings up my question has anyone ever tried to shoot one shot per day at say 100 or 200 yards for 4 or 5 days just to see what their group would look like? Sounds crazy but I thought it would be interesting to see the outcome I would have done this myself already and then shared the results but I don't have access at my residence to do such a thing.

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    A single shot fired once a day for several/many days at various distances is only way, in my considered opinion, determine system accuracy.

    The system being the earth, metro conditions, rest, load, bullet and self plus some other things.

    This isn't a crazy idea. Many shooters do it. Via this method one learns the rifle very well.

    Having said all of that, I doubt it makes a squat, other than confidence under 500-600 yards.

    Around teh 1k mark its a must.
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    On my hunting rifle that's all I care about is a cold bore shot. I'll shoot one time a day for 3 or 4 mornings and get it right where I want it.
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    Re: **** cold bore groups****

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    has anyone ever tried to shoot one shot per day at say 100 or 200 yards for 4 or 5 days just to see what their group would look like?

    I the last time I did that was with my Eddystone (peep sight.) The 3 shot group was 6 3/8" at 300 yards.

    I usually only shoot one shot a day from one of my rifles unless I am developing a load. Today it was 200 yards with the, (peep sighted,) Springfield; I nicked the 12oz bottle... It still exploded though.
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    Depends completely on the rifle----mine move Very Little if any and that condition varies from clean to fouled, hot or cold. The Kriegers and Broughtons just do not move much on any of the rifles I own.

    Factory tubes all bets are off---- when I used to shoot factory tubes I always left the tube fouled after checking zero for the season.
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    I always left the tube fouled after checking zero for the season.
    I agree completely. That's good advice and procedure for most to follow.

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    A single shot fired once a day for several/many days at various distances is only way, in my considered opinion, determine system accuracy.

    The system being the earth, metro conditions, rest, load, bullet and self plus some other things.

    This isn't a crazy idea. Many shooters do it. Via this method one learns the rifle very well.

    Having said all of that, I doubt it makes a squat, other than confidence under 500-600 yards.

    Around teh 1k mark its a must.
    " Around the 1k mark it's a must" Can you explain? Also what has your groups looked like compared to shooting say 2 fowlers then your 5 shot group?

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