- Sep 11, 2019
- 74 Ropers Landing Road, Golconda, IL
I had photos of my 1" grouping (fairly consistant) with my Ruger Hawkeye .375 from a Caldwell lead sled. A few weeks back I decided to try with the bipod. I think you know how this ends. It's all I could do to shoot a 4" group at 100 yds. I never knew that thing kicks like a Missouri mule. After 10 rounds my shoulder had all it wanted. Yeah, I here what your saying. I use the lead sled to take out that shooter error when sighting in a scope. Then I know it is not the rifle or the scope! Have fun at the range.Curious here...
Since it is common for folks to speak of their barrel/rifle’s accuracy in terms of group size, I’m curious whether most folks are speaking of groups shot off a solid rest (and reporting mechanical, repeatable accuracy), or off a bipod/bag and reporting the effective accuracy of the “system”, which includes shooter.
I don’t have access to a sled to lock down my rifle. So when I do load development I’m shooting off a bipod, thereby inducing some shooter error.
When you report your barrel’s accuracy on this forum, which method did you use to get that group—solid rest or bipod/bag?