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My groups are in a line?

 
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:24 PM
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My groups are in a line?

I have loaded several different loads with 3 different powders and 3 different bullets. Why do ALL of my groups string vertical and horizontal? I am shooting a Encore pro hunter 28" 7mm-08 with 120,139 and 140 gr bullets. Leupold FX-III 6X42 scope. Weaver mount,quad lock rings,Custom stock. I can put a dollar between the forend. I don't think it is touching. Could a fouled barrel do this? I have scrubbed it with Hoppes #9 Bench reast and Wipe out several times. I am kind of new to this reloading thing. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:30 PM
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I had a custom built TC contender that did that all the time if I wasn't paying really close attention to the way I was gripping the stock and how it sat in the bags on the bench. Unfortunately, any gun with a two piece stock is prone to this problem.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:41 PM
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I see. I am using one of those fancy Caldwell bags to shoot it. I wonder if I used a lead sled what would happen? The owner of the range has one I can use for free...Jim
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Insted of a hard bag try a towel folded over several times. This absorbs the shock and keeps the gun from bouncing on the bag. It does not cure all of the problems of the two piece stock but it helps with a Ruger #1.
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I found an another site that the hinge pin can sometimes be sloppy causing poor groups. Bullberry makes a larger pin for some $change to correct this. Anybody heard of this problem with the Encores?

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Old 02-02-2008, 11:26 PM
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I found an another site that the hinge pin can sometimes be sloppy causing poor groups. Bullberry makes a larger pin for some $change to correct this. Anybody heard of this problem with the Encores?
Yes. I had one of those too. It made no difference on my shifting POI. It came from what I mentioned earlier.

Are your groups big and strung out in a line or just strung out in a line only?
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:31 PM
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Big and strung out. Out of 10 different loads (4 shots each) I only had 2 shots touching at 100 yards.
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