horizontal stringing

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by popwarlick, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. popwarlick

    popwarlick Member

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    anybody got any ideason causes of horiz.strng. The gun is shooting good except for that.5 shots straight across in bout 1.5 in.Shooting a 300A-bolt stalker.Win. mag.180gr.accubond,75.5re22,Lr cci primer..010 off the lands.Shooting off a bullbag in front,small sandbag in back.Any help will be appreciated.TERRY
     
  2. royinidaho

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    Are you saying 5 shots string horizontal 1.5"?

    Does each successive shot move incrementally in the horizontal direction?

    Such as: 1 2 3 4 5 or 5 4 3 2 1? If so, then barrel heating in conjunction w/bedding may be the contributor.

    Or is it random, as in: 1 3 2 5 4 or some such order. If so it may be trigger pull, front/rear bag problems, inconsistent cheek weld or possible the bench if used is not solid.

    If shooting prone you may wish to try to keep your body/spine parallel with the line of bore. That helped me a bunch with a large caliber cartridge even with a brake.

    Just some suggestions..........
     

  3. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Wind?
     
  4. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

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    That was what popped into my mind, Are you shooting in mild wind? At what range?