Unexplained flingers

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Kenster-Boy, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Kenster-Boy

    Kenster-Boy Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting a savage 112 BVSS 7mm rem mag and was shooting groups of about .5 to .8 inch at 100 yards which is fairly good for me. So I decided to move to 200 yards. I shot 10 shots, 7 were about 2.5 inches low and in a good shaped group however the other 3 did not drop at all but were also in a fairly tight group.
    I am curious and frustrated as to what would cause two sub-groups like this /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif. Any insight to my problem would be much appreciated.
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    7mag
    Got a few questions.
    Are these handloads or factory?
    Were the 3 that were out the last 3 or were they scattered throughout the 10 shot string?
    How much time between shots?
    What type of scope, adj. objective or not?

    The above information will help you get more specific answers/suggestions.
    Chris
     

  3. Kenster-Boy

    Kenster-Boy Well-Known Member

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    They are handloads, the three shots were scattered throughout the group. One was 2nd, two was 8th, and three was 10th. I gave the gun ample time to cool between shots (3-5 minutes). I took my time to make sure all the shots felt good, and indeed I didn't feel like I jerked any one more than any other. I was using a leupold scope, VX-III 6.5-20X40 EFR Target. The wind was clam on that day and the mirage was to a minimum.

    Thanks for giving me a heads up to what specifics I needed to include.
     
  4. 4ked Horn

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    The wind was clam on that day

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    Well thats your problem. Shooting in a clam wind will throw anyones shots off. When a bullet hits a clam blowing in the breeze who knows where it will end up. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif