Well, he wasn't exactly sulking and depressed, he just commented after the first few shots that he thought he should be getting closer to 3400. I explained to him he is shooting a brand new, factory remington with a pencil barrel, unbedded wooden stock, off of sandbags and taking the full recoil (no leadsled, etc) on a 300RUM!!!
And then, of course, I explained that only through my superior training and skill as a reloader that this level of accuracy and precision was even possible!
He's pretty tickled now with what his rifle is doing.
I just think it's typical man syndrome, always wanting a little bit more!