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Old 11-05-2018, 11:11 PM   #51
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My 105 VLD’s doing 3170 shoot pretty flat to 1000. I don’t claim to be a good shot and won’t ever set any benchrest records but a golfball isnt safe if I can see it.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:12 PM   #52
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My next project is just coming together. 6.5/06
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:25 AM   #53
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Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor in a Boyd's Stock and Nikon Buckmaster 4.5 to 14 X 40.
Picture has two different bullet loads. The 5 groups on top are 123 gr. Hornady SST. Largest group is .86" and the smallest is .36" at 100 yards and 3 shot groups.
The three lower groups are same gun 143 gr. Hornady ELDx. Just started developing a load with this.

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Old 12-12-2018, 07:47 PM   #54
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Well, I don't have pics, it's been too long, but my Marlin XS7 .243 is sub-moa. When I first got it, it shot about 1.25-1.5 moa. Marlin made it with a little "pedestal" in the barrel groove that pressed against the barrel and supposedly made it more accurate. Whoever came up with that stupid idea, I don't know. I ground it off and cleaned out the groove so the barrel was completely free floating. Huge difference!

After that, it consistently grouped inside of a nickle, sometimes a dime, using my standard ammo of Federal GameKing 85 gr. BTHP, a fantastic round that comes screaming out of the muzzle at 3200+ fps. Sadly, they no longer make it, although I did manage to stash away 5 boxes, which I guard like rare diamonds.

My feeder was about 90-100 yards from the blind, so this enabled me to do high neck shots, about an inch below the skull. The 85 gr. HPBT, going at least 3150 fps, blew a 3-4 inch exit hole, and those deer were dead before they even started falling.

One note, though. When doing multiple groups with regular hunting rifles, the barrels can really overheat after several rounds and start shooting wide. Had to shoot slow and allow plenty of cool-down time between groups when I was sighting in.

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Old 05-18-2020, 04:26 PM   #55
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270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum or . 300 Winchester Magnum), needs a rifle that averages 2 MOA groups. Those 2" groups at 100 yards will open to 6" at 300 yards. Very few hunters can take advantage of more accuracy than that in the field, so 2 MOA represents the practical limit of accuracy for most hunters.

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Old 05-18-2020, 11:47 PM   #56
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270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum or . 300 Winchester Magnum), needs a rifle that averages 2 MOA groups. Those 2" groups at 100 yards will open to 6" at 300 yards. Very few hunters can take advantage of more accuracy than that in the field, so 2 MOA represents the practical limit of accuracy for most hunters.



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Yea, 6” @ 300 ain’t gonna work for me. I won’t own a rifle that is not at least MOA and dang sure won’t hunt with one.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:35 AM   #57
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Bergara HMR 22” Barrel 6.5CM
Timney Elite Trigger
Area 419 Arca Rail
Atlas PRS Bipod
Area 419 Scope Base
Seekins Precision Rings
Athlon Ares ETR 4.5-30x56 Scope
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Total Weight with Loaded Mag = 14.9lbs

This thing absolutely loves Hornady American Gunner 140grain BTHP.








Edit: no this isn’t cherry picking. This is what this gun shoots all the time just don’t have any pictures of groups.
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:20 PM   #58
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Is there a thread for the worst grouping gun?

AR-15, 55gn .223, 25 yds.





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Old 05-19-2020, 12:57 PM   #59
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these were during load development

Barrett Fieldcraft
6.5X55 Swede
Swarovski Z3 3-10X42
130 gr. Swift Scirocco
42.5 gr. IMR 4350/2660 FPS
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CA Mesa
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Sig Sierra BDX 3-10X42
130 gr. Swift Scirocco
58.0 gr. H1000/3100 FPS
CCI Br-2
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Old 05-19-2020, 02:04 PM   #60
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Nice shooting guys.
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Old 05-19-2020, 02:24 PM   #61
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Starting load development on a budget bench gun in 6 dasher.

Savage target action with a 1:7.5 bart, bell and Carlson, PST Gen II 5-25 and TB Ultra 7. All bought used except for the barrel.

It averaged 1.7 inches for 6 different depth settings at 300 yards, -030 and 060 show potential and will get some charge weight testing.

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:11 PM   #62
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My stock Remmy 700 308 Tac with a 20” 1:10 tube.


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Old 02-02-2021, 01:41 PM   #63
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I have been shooting my whole life and even in the military i never had a scope that had a parallax dial before now and i have been so frustrated that i went from shooting sub to over an inch... it even had me questioning my hand loads. I will have to do some more practice with adjusting. avast driver jiofi.local.html
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:42 PM   #64
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Ugly old Savage Axis II .308, handloads 150gr Nosler Ballistic silvertips in Lapua brass, 48.4gr CFE223 powder. Burris 4E Euro scope 4-12x56

6 shots @ 2825 fps av . 100 yds 50 deg amb
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Old 02-02-2021, 04:45 PM   #65
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Bone stock Tikka 24” CTR Manbun with a VX-5. Factory 140gr ELD-M. My son missed a hog and said the gun must be off. Put it on the bench at camp and shot 4 rounds. Didn’t measure it but I think I convinced him it was the Indian...not the bow. I might sell this rifle but it will be expensive. Less than 40 rounds down the tube...




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Old 12-05-2022, 08:49 PM   #66
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Cabela’s Black Friday special. $299. Can’t complain about this.


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Old 12-05-2022, 11:13 PM   #67
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Stock Remington 788 .308 $400 , shooting $18 Norma medium games 150gr @ 2822 , decent poor boy rifle
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:08 AM   #68
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One shot groups. 6.5x284 58 grains retumbo, 140 grain berger.
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:15 AM   #69
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F







First groups are from my last build 26”1:10 Mcgowen 243AI these were fireform loads first group was just over 1/2moa at 100yards second was about 3/4”-1” at 200 yards.

Last groups were from my CZ 17 hornet pushing a 24gr Hornady HP with 11.6gr CFE blk shoots 1/4” groups pretty easy at 100yards. Such a pleasure to shoot with the mask on the end.


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Old 12-06-2022, 12:21 AM   #70
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6.5 CM, APR build, borden action, jewel trigger, hardy barrel, 143 eldx

5 at 100
4 at 1000 2 and then a minor adjustment and 2 in the red 6 in bull.

Only accurate guns are interesting.
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Old 12-06-2022, 09:46 AM   #71
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Barret Fieldcraft in 6.5 X 55. 130 gr. Accubond over 47.5 grains RL19 and CCI 200

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CZ 527 American in .223. One load is the 50 grian Nosler BT and the other is the 50 gr Sierra Blitz King.

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Old 12-07-2022, 03:28 PM   #72
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Remington 700 7mag
Trued action
26” Bartlein 3B 1:9 twist
180g Berger .010” jump
66.2g H1000

Group measured right at .6” with the 4 shot cluster at .3.


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Old 12-07-2022, 06:59 PM   #73
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an experimental weapon with experimental ammunition......
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:53 PM   #74
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an experimental weapon with experimental ammunition......
Never said I didn’t know how to use one, said I never had much use for one
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Old 12-08-2022, 07:00 PM   #75
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Why all the bragging with the 3 shot groups. Please finish the group and show back up.
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Old 12-08-2022, 07:07 PM   #76
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Why all the bragging with the 3 shot groups. Please finish the group and show back up.

Don’t get your beef but here you go. 8 shots with 8 different powder charges during ladder testing.
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:34 PM   #77
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Ruger American Predator 308. Sig suppressor. Polished the factory trigger and sear. Nikon prostaff 3-9x50. Shooting 150gr Sierra SBT gameking handloads. 3 at 100. Didn’t measure it, but maybe 3/4”? A smidge under?
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:55 PM   #78
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Rifle is a Sako 75 Synthetic Stainless, Sako optilock rings and 3-9x50 zeiss conquest 1”. Threaded the barrel to run my Omega 36M direct thread and put the 30 cal faceplate on it.

308 win
Lapua brass
Federal 210 March primers
150 grain nosler partitions
45.7 grains of Varget, seated .050” off lands getting 2740 fps

Group pictured is a 5 shot group at 200 yards.


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Old 12-09-2022, 08:53 AM   #79
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Old 12-09-2022, 08:56 AM   #80
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:39 AM   #81
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Ruger American predator 260 remington
Magpul hunter stock
Vortex viper PA 6.5-20x50

This gun is definitely a shooter but was the most finicky gun to develop a load for.





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Old 12-09-2022, 11:49 AM   #82
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Savage 12FV .308
Factory barrel Cut to 16.25”
Oversized recoil lug
Savage accustock aluminum bedded
20moa rail
Vortex DB tactical

Load 178gr Hornady BTHP
Starline smp brass
Imr 4064 (ALOT)
Br4 primers
2700fps

Distance 500 yards first shot low right corner adjusted elevation sent a few more. Plate size was about 6”wide 10”tall. 3 shot group on the plate 2 on top of each other the 3rd hit right on the bolt head.




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Old 12-10-2022, 06:45 AM   #83
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Remington 700 308win. 26” heavy barrel 1:12 twist. 168gr ELDM @ 100 5 shots.


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