Recent content by spud06

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    New rifle with a few questions

    I would reduce that down to a 5" circle. Use a ballistics calculator to find your "Maximum Point Blank Range" for your load. Start with that for a few years of hunts. Your cheating yourself out on a lot of "hunting" by wanting to shoot animals from 400 yds. The further you are away from the...
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    New rifle with a few questions

    No need to repeat the others. I would repeat the 57.2 and also do a set of 57.0 and 57.4. Take the same care in shooting. Also, you don't have to full length resize. You can back the die off a bit, maybe 1/16 in. Check out this article: http://www.gsgroup.co.za/faqsizerdie.html As long as...
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    New rifle with a few questions

    What load worked for you? Looks good.
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    New rifle with a few questions

    Watch their target first to see how well they shoot.:)
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    New rifle with a few questions

    Not ragging on you...just trying to help. I'm no expert shot, but I hunt with a 375 Ruger and my groups are easily under an inch at 100 yds. But I reload and they are not full house Cape Buffalo loads. But they kick more that that 06.
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    New rifle with a few questions

    Also, no guarantee that scope is perfect either. It could be a bad one and if you keep doing the same thing, you'll never know it, unless you mount another known good scope. Another reason to have someone else shoot it.
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    New rifle with a few questions

    OK, kind of an odd looking group, but better. Also, suggest you use the same hold every time. Changing where you put your non-trigger hand can change POI. You really should have someone else shoot it to see a baseline. You need to know. If no-one can shoot it any better, I would get rid of...
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    New rifle with a few questions

    Also, check the barrel nut to make sure they actually tightened it.
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    New rifle with a few questions

    Ref the target you posted....did you use the same aiming point for all those shots?
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    New rifle with a few questions

    You don't need a long range shooter. Just find someone else that can shoot their 30-06 or something similar into an inch or so and see how they do with it at 100 or 200 yards compared to you. But here is the catch, have him load the chamber for you. The idea here is to have him randomly leave...
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    Bushnell LRHS or LRHSi

    NIB LRHSi 4.5-18. Feel free to call me 2 zero 8 9 four 9 7061.
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    Looking for a lh rifle

    Good choice...
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    New rifle with a few questions

    Take somebody with you that has some high power rifle shooting experience and have them shoot the gun with the same loads and see you you compare. Start there. Also check scope mounts and rings.
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    Ruger Hawkeye trigger spring replacement ?

    I would get an Ernie spring first before changing the trigger. All of my Hawkeyes have acceptable hunting trigger and a few are really good after an Ernie spring.
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