So I have a question for you experts out there. I have a Savage 7mm rem mag with 26 inch McGowen barrel, heavy duty SSS recoil lug, the 1.5 lbs trigger spring installed and a Stockade elk tracker stock. On top sits a NF 5-22 NXS in NF rings and one pieve base. So I am trying to find the most accurate load using 168grain bergers. I'm trying reloader 25 and h-1000 for powders. Starting at low to high amounts of powder in .5 incriments. This weekend I was shooting 3 shot groups at 225 yards. I figured the longer range verses the 100 yards to show me a little better which poweder amounts work better. It was 30 degrees with a little wind varing probably 3-7mph. So I was getting a lot of groups that would print two shots within a half inch or each other and the other was and inch lower. Now this lower hole was not usually the third shot most of the time it was the second one. Any ideas on that? It that normal when load developing. I did end up with a load wth each powder that put all three with in an inch and a quarter. Making them just over 1/2 moa as I was shooting at 225 yards. Also this is a freshly broke in barrel, you know the 10 shots cleaning in between, then ten more cleaning every other shot. When shooting I cleaned the barrel inbetween the two different brand of powder about 25 rounds each. And I alowed some time beween 3 shto groups so that the barrel never did get more than barely warm enough to tell it wasn't completely cold. So my question is that normal and so I just go with the two best loads and work .2 grain incriments up and down to see if either will do better, then start into bullet seating depth changes.