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My groups are in a line?

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Unread 02-02-2008, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by wm5l View Post
Big and strung out. Out of 10 different loads (4 shots each) I only had 2 shots touching at 100 yards.
Well, accuracy comes from a thousand different things as you know, but if you are getting horizontal or vertical lined groups or "y" shaped groups, you have the problem I mentioned earlier no matter what the center to center size of the group is. My custom TC was in a tight necked 223 and was capable of groups in the .3" at 100 yards IF I held it right and consistently. But when I forgot, my groups formed crazy shapes.
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Unread 02-03-2008, 12:35 AM
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Vertcial stringing is normaly caused from erratic trigger control (To
much weight,inconsistant grip or poor sholder contact.

Horizontal stringing is normaly caused by poor fitting stocks or

But if you have both it may be the loads and the best way to
find this is with a chronograph and the standard deviations.
( try to load to single numbers ) but 15 and down is good for the
smaller calibers .

If it has a good hinge pin then try to close the action the same
way each time.

Thats all I can think of ,Hope it helps
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Unread 02-03-2008, 12:45 AM
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Rule #1 get a good scope and hang it on with the best rings and bases you can afford. Some of the, no, a lot of the rings and bases out there simply will not stay hooked.
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Unread 02-03-2008, 04:19 PM
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Well I checked my chamber and it would seem it is way long. I measured it the way the Nosler book says to do it and got 2.925" according to all I can find it the col should be 2.800 max. Reckon I should seat my bullets out to about 2.895 to 2.910? That is a long way past spec....Jim
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