Thanks woodnut. I'm definitely over the hump. The wife still has a ways to go yet. Fever has finally broke and I hope for good. I'm actually feeling much better this evening than I was this afternoon.
Years ago, people would have been happy to hit a paper plate at 100yds, even getting one or two shots into it. Its much different now. Some of the young guys have never experienced what some older muzzleloaders have went through and what's got us to this point. There are some that send hundreds or thousands of rounds through their rifles each year and we're all still trying to improve! And yes, we all want more.
I've always been one, that when l have an issue, one way or the other, I'm going to get to the bottom of it. Believe me, there's been times I didn't want to know too. I do some testing but, its when there's a problem that isn't easily resolved or, something that the shooter needs reinforced in. Sometimes to satisfy my own interests. I use precision equipment to test loading forces and bullet seating pressures to look for differences in POI. Some might say I go a little bit overboard?
Well I learned a lot about what ..... MAY..... help to cause vertical strings, especially when I got the math professor involved. That stuff has long been gone from my memory....
One other thing............ just one other small but yet still a contributing factor in your quest for pin point accuracy. Order the HD hammer spring. The faster that hammer hits the pin, the less chance of even the slightest movement. I have both the 44# and the 51# spring. There's a HUGE difference from the 30# factory spring.