Dont know what happened at 800 yards

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Crazycooydog, Feb 3, 2004.

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  1. Crazycooydog

    Crazycooydog Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    I have the same problem some days too.
    I only shoot a 22-250 and 50gr's at 3900 fps.And only at 500 yards..

    I just call it,not my day for shooting groups. The next day it shoots great,so it must be me. I have resorted to taking two guns to the range just for that purpose.If one don't shoot I shoot the other and normaly it don't shoot either.There for it must be me.

    Just a thought.

    [ 02-03-2004: Message edited by: Crazycooydog ]
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    How about the bullets and cases being of dissimalr metals?? Perhaps they tarnished one another ever so slightly.

    I have noticed a differance in the way my loads perform simply by cleaning the burnt powder from the inside of the neck or not.

    There are 1000+ things that it could have been and not to belittle anybody, it could have been the shooter or highly unlikly, but air density, a dirty barrel...a bad judgment of the wind. Try loading some new rounds up to your normal specs and try it again. 2 or 3 times need be. Then and only then begin to worry.
  3. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2003
    I just got back from shooting 800 yards and was very dissappointed. I was shooting my usually very accurate .300 RUM. As most know, I have a load worked up with the 200g SMK. I have only shot 1, 3 shot group at 800 yards and it was 4 inches. That was about 3 months ago. I still had about 10 of those shells left so I wanted to try a 5 shot group at that distance. I was using the same bench and rest and everything, but this time the group was 14 inches! There was very little wind. I had 2 shots high, 1 in the middle, and 2 low, pretty much all in a straight line, so again not really the wind. I always let the barrel cool at least a couple minutes between shooting the next shot. The only thing I can think of is the temperature, but then again I'm using H-1000 and I thought that was temp insensitive? Checked all the screws, all tight. Just the other day, I shot a 3.5" 3 shot group with my 150g CT BT. I am really stumped here. Anybody know something I dont??