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First 600 Yard Group, Any Input?

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Unread 06-21-2013, 03:38 PM
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Re: First 600 Yard Group, Any Input?

Watched a few videos on prone shooting and saw a few things I was doing wrong:

- I had no bi-pod load, causing some odd torque during recoiling I'm sure.
- I am putting some funky torque on the stock by muscling it to get my point of aim rather than doing it in the rear bag.
- I'm also not centered behind the rifle and thus am not seeing edge to edge clarity in the scope.

Looks like I need to get out a smaller rifle for a while and do some form work. I've never had training on a LR rifle, but have in other shooting disciplines (competitive archery), so just need some trigger time, and maybe a video camera to record myself. Of course if anyone is in SE WY, I'd welcome some instruction!
"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." - Jesus Christ

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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: First 600 Yard Group, Any Input?

Originally Posted by roninflag View Post
3 shots do not tell me enough.
+1 to that.

You can't put any creedance in one 3 shot group. Particularly if this is the first time that you've shot this distance. I strongly recommend that you shoot 10 shot groups on several different days under different conditions before you jump to any conclusions. Get yourself a 600 yard F-Class target to shoot on and keep records. You currently have no statistical basis to be making decisions on.
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