Originally Posted by boomtube
ONE tight 3 shot group does not establish a pattern that can be depended on.
Honest to God I know people who only shoot a 3 shot group Once just so they say they have a small group and have the target to prove it lol!! About 90% of the time people could not repeat that feat ever. Luck is a big player in the 3 shot group crowd esp with factory rifles. When I am developing a load for a competition rifle I shoot five shot groups then narrow those down to 2 five shot groups then the final gets 3 five shot groups. More than once the 2 five shot groups did not continue down the same path as the first 5 shot group.
Sporters only get the first 5 shot group then the 2 five shot groups to confirm --- call it a day after that.