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Is it me or the gun - 1 MOA
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:50:45 PM »
 

IndianaJim

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Relatively new precision rifle shooter and have been looking for some precision training.  When I read about the classes, they normally state that a person and weapon system be capable of 1 MOA at 100 yards.  I have shooting a Rem 700 VLS for a couple years which I can consistently group at 1.5 inch at 100 yards.  When I first started that group was double that.  With a few pointers from some friends I have improved but seems I am at an impasse. 

Shooting from the bench using Harris bipod front and support hand hold under shoulder for rear support, a SWFA 10x42 scope.  Federal Gold Metal Match ammo when I can get it. Otherwise I am reloading 42 grains of Reloader 15 over a Sierra HPBT 168 grains. 

So my question is the gun is capable of the 1 MOA group?  What is the best way to test the rifle?
 

Re: Is it me or the gun - 1 MOA
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 12:10:17 PM »
 

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Please donít take it the wrong way but itís most likely a combination of you, the gun and ammo.

First thing that sticks out to me is that you are using your support hand to stabilize the stock of the rifle.  Try making or buying some sort of rear bag.  Something from weibad, Armageddon Gear or Rifles Only.

Also, really work on fundamentals.  Natural point of aim, trigger control, etc.


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Re: Is it me or the gun - 1 MOA
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:50:52 PM »
 

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Yep, what extortion said.

Also, try putting the bullet over the powder instead of the other way around. You'll likely do better. :D


But in all seriousness, why are you buying fgmm if you reload? The way your post reads, it seems as though you prefer to shoot that rather than handloads. The only thing that tells me is that you need to invest more time into finding a load that your rifle likes.
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Re: Is it me or the gun - 1 MOA
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 09:01:30 AM »
 

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Extortion and JeffM, thanks for your advice. 

Picked up one of those rabbit ear bags and will work on the fundamentals. 

I just read an article by Dan Newbury on OWC load development.  At the end he list some loads that may be a good starting point to match a load to this rifle. 
 

Re: Is it me or the gun - 1 MOA
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 07:43:49 PM »
 

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