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Brand new shooter, need a mentor....
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:52:36 PM »
 

Jrs580

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So I've got my grouping down to where I would say 95 percent of the time I'm within an moa. Not counting wind if course, I'm terrible at judging drift. However my biggest question is this. Nearly every time I go out to shoot, my first 3 to 4 shots are consistently 1 inch low. Then after that they creep back up to where they should be. Is this normal? If so, what could be causing it?
 

Re: Brand new shooter, need a mentor....
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 09:35:11 PM »
 

Jeff M

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It could be normal, but you haven't told us anything about what you're shooting or what you're feeding it..
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Re: Brand new shooter, need a mentor....
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 06:27:58 PM »
 

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Knowing what caliber, platform, and load you are shooting would help us diagnose your POA vs POI difference.
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Re: Brand new shooter, need a mentor....
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 04:59:56 PM »
 

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I know I'm just a FNG, but are you shooting a sporter weight barrel, and your shots coming a minute or less between each shot?
     
 

Re: Brand new shooter, need a mentor....
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 12:16:07 PM »
 

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I know I'm just a FNG, but are you shooting a sporter weight barrel, and your shots coming a minute or less between each shot?
     

No I shoot a varmint contour and I shoot more than a few rounds a minute.


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Re: Brand new shooter, need a mentor....
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 07:35:33 PM »
 

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I was thinking a sporter weight barrel might be deflecting after it gets heated up, but I don't know.
The only other thing I can think of off hand is maybe you're getting a mirage effect rising up off of a hot barrel?

Try letting the barrel cool after your first group and see if your next group is similar or widens like you described.