Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw
JE, I really don't think we are that far apart here, but we do diverge on shooting your brass first. I DO respect your opinion, don'y get me wrong on that. I try to abide by the K.I.S.S. principle though and make as little make work as possible while still turning out good ammo.
I'm down to .22" at 100 yards for my tightest groups with my current rifle with the 171 barnes and rl25 with brand new brass; simply trimmed and loaded not played with otherwise. My last rifle would shoot cloverleafs without trying with any brass. The last group I fired with this rifle was a .4" at 100 with a load it didn't even really like re-sighting with a 6x scope for trade. The rifle had 1500 rounds on it and the rifling was getting very tired.
My current rifle has rather soft wood and the action screws were backing out every couple of boxes of ammo. I've pillar bedded her, and all is well now, so I'm going to re-run my loads to see what I missed last year.
I simply used sub half moa as I don't brag and everyone garfs a group now and again and that's where those usually land.
It does sound like we are not far apart. and I apologize if I came on strong, but as I readily admit,
I am anal about everything related to shooting the best I can and depend on the quality of the
re-loads and the rifle to assist me. (I want the rifle to be better than me all the time).
Like you I don,t brag about group size To me it a measurement of the quality of the rifle and ammo.
I know that there are people that could take one of my rifles and using my pet loads could out
shoot anything I could/have done because there is allways someone that can out shoot me on any
Thanks for the reply.
J E CUSTOM