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Posted: 9/25/2003 1:12:54 PM EDT
Brand new and it shoots 1-1.5 five shot groups at 100 and consistant 2" five shot groups at 200. And 2-3 inch five shot groups at 300. I use AE 55gr. ammo. I am not complaining just do not know why it is better at longer distances.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 4:42:00 PM EDT
Actually, this has more to do with the shooter than the rifle. When you look at a larger target, you have a tendency to be more lax as to when you will pull the trigger. When you look at a smaller target, you would have tendency’s to tighten up on Decision Time, to coin a phrase. The last time I went shooting I had Minute sized groups at Minimum Power on the scope setting. But when I used Maximum Power, the groups went all to hell. When I go shooting, I use the smallest dots I can see through the sites.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 4:49:30 PM EDT
This could also have to do with the distance at which the reticle AND the target appear to be perfectly focused together. If the target is at a range where you have to focus on the target, and then refocus on the reticle, your accuracy will suffer. Tex78
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 8:20:58 PM EDT
Or it could be due to the bullet "going to sleep" out beyond 100 yds.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 11:03:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 1:31:00 AM EDT
That was all great stuff thanks you all
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 5:33:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2003 5:34:03 AM EDT by ks_shooter]
I read something in a gun magazine the other day that I find hard to believe. The guy claimed to be getting smaller groups at 200 yards than 100 yards. But he wasn't measuring them in terms of MOA. He claimed that he got 3" groups at 100 yards and 2" groups at 200 yards. Maybe he meant 3 MOA at 100 yards (3") and 2 MOA at 200 yards (4"), but that isn't what he wrote. I can understand an improvement in group size realtive to MOA, but how could a group actually being smaller at longer distance? Smells fishy to me.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 6:49:31 AM EDT
Try a slightly heavier bullet and let us know what happens.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 2:12:14 PM EDT
I shoot better groups when I can't see the holes in the target [;)]
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