I agree. These were the beginning of five shot groups. After two days of trials the WLRM came out with the most consistent groups and velocities. I cheated by limiting the photo to these because these are 'internet' groups. I use a small hand held thermometer to check the barrel temp. I don't fire the next shot until the barrel at the end of the fore end gets back down to the seventies again.Three shot groups are a starting point only. If it still held true after at least five five shot groups of each I’d start believing.
When I start working up loads, I load in 5 load batches. But when I shoot and get a poor SD/ES I stop shooting that Load (If the SDs are bad even if I only shoot 2 and the velocity is way apart I stop) and clean and start the next load.J E Custom -- how many shots do you like to use when you're getting a measure of SD?
When I first had the 'smith make an adjustable brake he told me, "If it doesn't shoot two close together it won't shoot five close together." It took about fifty shot to get a guaranteed 2MOA rifle to shoot sub 1" at 300 yards with that attachment.It only takes 2 to tell you that a load is not working
J E CUSTOM
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