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Old 10-10-2012, 01:01 AM
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Re: verticle stringing

Thanks for the info on this ,i do believe i have the culprit in hand .I pulled the stock and found the tupperware has a slight bit of interferance from a piece of uneven molded plastic .I am going to trim it and shoot it again.I will order a couple of boxes of factory loads to try for now.Any suggestions on what this thing might like?
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:22 AM
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Re: verticle stringing

I just happened to run across your post here this morning as I was having my coffee and couldn't help but smile.

I worked on a friends Remington 700 AAC-SD 700 in .308 for a month trying to eliminate some inconsistencies, one of which was vertical stringing even with custom, ladder tested handloads.

The easy solution and one that I suspect you may have already considered but ruled out due to budget or other considerations is get a better stock than the "tupperware" one you have.

Having said that, here is the only way I was able to wring out consistently good groups with his rifle and my handloads.

- no bi-pod, use a front and rear bag. Make sure to put the front bag as close to the receiver as possible and make sure it is in the same spot every shot.

- the rifle does not like a "free-recoil" style of shooting. I had to pull the rifle back into my shoulder with consistently good form before I started getting consistently good groups.

- if you don't reload and factory ammo is all you can get than you're stuck with limited choices. If you reload, try some bullets with a longer bearing surface. At short range, I had great luck with Sierra ProHunters.

Still,after having said all that, really the only really good way to get better groups is to get a good wood or composite stock, free-float the barrel and bed the action. Once there, you will still have some issues but they will be much smaller!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:08 AM
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Re: verticle stringing

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Originally Posted by crazyjz View Post
the rifle does not like a "free-recoil" style of shooting. I had to pull the rifle back into my shoulder with consistently good form before I started getting consistently good groups.
Then it's not put back into "battery" the same for each shot.
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