Originally Posted by sureshot300
Bart,....I'm not implying it shoots like that all the time. I will say I spent a lot of range time developing that load. I have duplicated those results a few times depending on me, if I have a good range day. It has not shot larger than a 3/4" group. The gun and load are capable of those .442 results, the shooter must do the rest to make that happen.
Well then, you've got a 3/4 MOA rifle as you shoot your ammo in it. It's also capable of shooting under 1/10th MOA. As half the shots fired strike somewhere outside your call relative to the center of your aiming area and the other half inside your call, all you have to do is shoot enough groups until one shows up where they're all inside your call and you'll get that .093 MOA group. This happens every once in a greatwhile. I once put 5 shots from a .308 Win. into 2 inches at 1000 yards....with aperture sights and slung up in prone. But there's no way I'm gonna claim that Palma rifle's a .200 MOA rifle at that range. A large part of that was sheer luck; same as virtually all benchrest records 'cause they're the smallest group the rifle that shot them ever produced.
The above aside, if your rifle was clamped in a 3-point machine rest it would probably shoot no worse than 1/2" groups. I know of anybody who shoulders a .30-06 factory barreled rifle atop a bench and shoots ammo no worse than 1/2 MOA all the time. There's too much recoil moving the bore axis away from where it was pointed when the primer detonated and the bullet's going down the barrel. Which means you've come up with a good load that shoots great in your factory rifle.