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Moose360

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Just picked up the B14 in 300 WM and completed barrel break in. Problem is I can’t get er to group better than 1.25” @ 100m! And that was with Remington 180 gr core lok factory ammo! My hand loaded 180 Accubond, 200 VLDX, and 212 VLDX SHOT GUNNED around 3”.... what the heck? I’m a prior US Army sniper (it ain’t me) and it’s topped with a Leupold 5 HD 3x15. Did I get a lemon? I really wanted to like this rifle. Any ideas?
 

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How many rds you have down your barrel Mine is a 6mm creedmoor it took about 80 rds to breakin my barrel at 120+ rds it really started grouping better
 

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I have had the same experience as Joejack with a couple bergara rifles did you check action screws and your optic mounting hardware making sure the front screw is not a tad to long and touching barrel before getting fully tight
 
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zr600

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Try some Hornady match ammo that Bergara recommends. I ha e a hmr 6.5 creedmoor it shot the Hornady factory match eldm great. It took me awhile to find a good reload but I did end up finding one. It’s very accurate.
 

Moose360

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I have had the same experience as Joejack with a couple bergara rifle did you check action screws and your optic mounting hardware making sure the front screw is not a tad to long
Yes Sir. Torqued to 35” lbs
 

zr600

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Do you have another option for a scope to swap on there just to test it? Or put the new vx5 on a known accurate rifle. I have one that has always been good.
 

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The scope should be fine, for that matter so should the rifle, but sometimes it doesn't go that way. I like to put a proven scope on a new rifle, then you have a pretty good idea the rifle has a problem if mounts, rings, screws and all of that are good. If the rifle does good I then put on the new scope.
Just had some personal experience on that and yes with good stuff.
 

Braxton567

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Not sure if yours is the model that comes with muzzle break but I watched a review and due to oversized opening the groups weren’t good then they took break off and installed suppressor and groups tightened up under 1 moa
 

Moose360

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No brake but it is threaded. I took the thread protector off but did not improve groups.
 

WYMIKE

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Try Hornady ammunition in Precision Hunter 200 ELD-X or 220 ELD-X bullets. The 225 ELD-M bullet is also a good choice. Hammer bullets and H1000 powder with FED-215M primers.
 

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How bad was the barrel coppering up during break in, like in a earlier post the two I messed with,coppered up bad till about 80 tp 100 rounds I was having to decopper after every three shots from 10 till about 50 then 5 shots and clean then all of a sudden barrel slicked up and started shooting much better
 

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