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Old 09-21-2009, 08:48 AM
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Re: **** cold bore groups****

I shoot one shot at a long range target every few days on my private range out my back door. Mainly for practice but I like to know where my first shot from a cold, clean barrel will go.

When I go hunting I may be in the field for a number of days and I like my barrel to have a thin film of oil in it to limit corrosion. I could not have this if I fired a shot through my rifle before the hunt.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:38 AM
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Re: **** cold bore groups****

Originally Posted by Topshot View Post
When I go hunting I may be in the field for a number of days and I like my barrel to have a thin film of oil in it to limit corrosion. I could not have this if I fired a shot through my rifle before the hunt.
I do the same. I actually have a thin coat on the whole rifle at all times.

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:56 PM
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Re: **** cold bore groups****

Originally Posted by bigbuck View Post
" 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?


My rifle doesn't seem to require any fowlers to settle in, so to speak. Never the less, as do many others, I shoot two fowlers at whatever distance the target is, usually beyond 400 yards.

Then several times a day and over several days I shoot as many as twenty shoots, the number at which it is recommended the barrel be clearned.

The target is placed, for each shot, at a different distance and different shooting angle. I do this after confirming, velocity, ES, drop chart development and groups at 300, 600, somewhere around 800, 1K and 1200 if I have bullets that are good for that far.

I only shoot 3 shot groups and only do the 20 shot different distance and and angle for the bullet and load I've settled on.

3 shot groups often approach the 1/2 MOA area (on windlass days ). Random distance along with its random not easily measurable wind deflection overall groups are much larger than 1/2 MOA but elevation wise ahd windage wise are usually smaller than the kill zone on a coyote to 800 yds and a deer kill zone out to around 1K and a bit more. The sad thing is that this shooting is done at the same location, that is, from the same shooting point. This is where rock busting comes in.

Read Kirby's post about his Dad's recent elk hunt preparation. It was stated in the post that his Dad was able to put the bullet in the kill zone over several days or weeks of shooting a single shot at varying distances and most probably angles. He was adequately prepared for what ever reasonable condition that would present itself.

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