Originally Posted by Freebore
Can you number the shots (holes) and resend the pic. I bet the high right was 1st or 4th shot. Was your barrel clean or was it fouled first before you walked down and hung your target?
Nice group though. A little tweak here and their your good to go. Was brass unfired new or once fired FL sized?
Today was the first time I shot anything through this rifle. New rifle, caliber, trigger, and scope.
I don't remember the exact sequence of the string. I think the oddball was me. I'll have to take better notes on shot sequence next time. Velocity on this load was about 2560 fps.
As far as fouling, it had a number of rounds through it before this string. I shot a few rounds, maybe 10, to ensure it was on paper and relatively close to center before shooting the test strings. I shot 30 rounds through it total.
Brass was new, but I'm not sure what the guy had done with it before loading. He seemed extremely interested in ensuring I was happy with the results and communicated that we could continue to chase the group size as much or as little as I wanted...changing powders, charges to the tenth of a grain, primers, brass, and seating depth, if I wanted to. He had me meet him at his range and he provided the targets, sand bags, chronograph, everything but the rifle and hearing protection. He seemed genuinely concerned about covering safety and about his reputation for precision and making people happy with the results. I didn't think $13 for 20 rounds was unreasonable either. He offered to help me get my own equipment set up and show me the ropes to duplicate whatever results we come up with together for my rifle.