First one hole group ever!!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Michael Eichele, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    After 8+ years of trying, I have finally shot my very first 1 hole group (must have flinched just right), unfourtunatly it was only a 3 shot group. Had it been 5 it really would have been somthing. When I say 1 hole I meen 1 30 cal. hole. My previous best was .190 On rare occasions I have put 2 throuh the same hole but never 3. An interesting side note is this was my first real experiance with the 178 AMAX. Maybee this is a taste of things to come?? Several other load test groups shot sub 1/2" and one other group shot .250" All at 100 yards

    42.0 gr RL-15, 178 AMAX @ 2.830" Fire formed, neck turned and neck sized only Lapua 308 cases. Factory Remington 24" heavy 11.25 twist rifle w/McMillan M40A1 stock. [​IMG]

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  2. Holmes

    Holmes Well-Known Member

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    A 3 shot one-hole group is always something to be proud of.

    Congratulations!
     

  3. jcpython357

    jcpython357 Well-Known Member

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    Michael, Great shootin' Now, Go back out with that same target and put the other 2 bullets through the same hole, I bet you do it. [​IMG] Jay
     
  4. David P. Herne

    David P. Herne Well-Known Member

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    Michael,
    Are we to understand that you shot three consecutive rounds into a space so small that the end result was a hole with which it is difficuly or even impossible to discern that more than one shot splashed through the target at that point? Are you saying that you shot a group that measured 0.000"?!?!?

    Dave
     
  5. 4ked Horn

    4ked Horn Writers Guild

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    That is what it means.
     
  6. jro45

    jro45 Well-Known Member

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    Thats Great!
    I have one bullet that weights 250gr for my 338 Rem Ultra Mag. When ever I shoot it all bullets go in same hole it makes me think that I'm missing the target so I put one shot
    next to the place I've been shooting to clarify all my bullets are going to the same hole. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  7. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Its allways fun to shoot your first one holer! I had a 6ppc years ago, i had one group that measured .006 five shots. Too bad it wasn't during a match, would of been a record at that time. I made lots of money betting guys with it, i could kill flys at 100yards...little bit of over kill. There would be a faint sign of red around the hole, proved i hit the fly...problem was hoping the fly didn't move. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  8. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Wow,

    Someone was reading from the old archives!!!

    Yes it was a taste of good things to come. I have had very good luck with the AMAX bullets in the 2 years I have used them now. Several types and in several rifles. Havent duplicated that one hole group, but my buddy tried to convince me that I had missed not only the target with the other 2 bullets, but the whole box my target was taped to as well. A few days later, I took some rounds loaded the same way to 300 yards and fired a 3 shot group, the first group fired scince the 1 holer and it shot .341" at 300 yards! Needless to say my buddy shut up about missing the other 2! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif