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#5792130 - 06/16/15 06:27 PM Still chasing perfection
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At 200 yards I got three holes touching and then one oddball flyer to mess things up. Bipod in front and a bag in the rear. Left it at a four shot group because I like to leave 1 or 2 bullets in the box before opening another.


For comparison here is my target from the last trip to the range. It had a flyer also, but for sure that one was my fault; I felt my grip change slightly just as I squeezed the trigger:

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#5792153 - 06/16/15 06:39 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Very good shooting! up

What's the rifle and scope? Were you prone or on a bench?
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#5792178 - 06/16/15 06:52 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: FiremanJG]
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Thanks. I have a Savage 10FP .308, with a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP mil/mil; mounted with Seekins precision matched rings and an EGW base. Shooting factory Federal 168gr Matchkings, off a bench.

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#5792362 - 06/16/15 08:12 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Well, it is all working well together.
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#5792380 - 06/16/15 08:21 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Looks like you are close. Good shooting.
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#5792424 - 06/16/15 08:48 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: FiremanJG]
Nivlac Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Well, it is all working well together.


Thanks. There is so much to learn; and I'd shoot every day if I could afford it. I'm working my way up to taking your class. Do you book year round or only during certain months?

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#5792518 - 06/16/15 09:33 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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All year. Weekday or weekend.

No need to work up to it. You could come never having fired a rifle before. I've taught children to hit everything to 800 yards.
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#5792531 - 06/16/15 09:40 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Nice shooting. And good choice on the setup. But let me tell you, you'll go crazy chasing perfection and it will never be good enough. Keep at it and go take Jason's class. That way you will know what to work on after words and it will make everything fall into place. cheers

Walter

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#5792896 - 06/17/15 08:20 AM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Good shooting. up

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#5793709 - 06/17/15 03:19 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Pretty dang good at 200yrds with a 15 mile an hour Full value wind. That's a pretty good factory load too.
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#5793752 - 06/17/15 03:38 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Buzzsaw]
Nivlac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Pretty dang good at 200yrds with a 15 mile an hour Full value wind. That's a pretty good factory load too.


Thanks. Fortunately it stayed steady long enough to get a few consecutive shots.

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#5794192 - 06/17/15 08:32 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
All year. Weekday or weekend.

No need to work up to it. You could come never having fired a rifle before. I've taught children to hit everything to 800 yards.


I've seen him post good results of his students over the years. One day I plan on making it up there.

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#5798724 - 06/21/15 08:58 AM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Is the flyer your last shot?


Seems to me a mental thing. You start to see how good the group is then things get squirrelly.

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#5799114 - 06/21/15 03:15 PM Re: Still chasing perfection [Re: Nivlac]
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Let somebody else that can shoot, shoot it. I think you're making yourself crazy. I've done that for a few folks and once they see me make one ragged hole they start doing it too.
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