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#7064359 - 02/03/18 01:14 PM 300 win mag group
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So I finally got my reloading stuff un boxed from moving about 6 months ago. Having some weird things going on. Best loads I have found with 178 ELDX 20 thousands off rifling IMR 4831, found nodes at 69.6 and 70.7. decent groups but they string horizontally. All other undesired loads were hitting in different places but best groupings went horizontal. Shot at the range so little wind drift possible, shot off bench with bipod and sand sock, barrel floated, did not let barrel over heat, all loads were closely watched with .01 to .02 grain powder spread, all verified same length COAL to Ogive, do not own chronograph. Guesses?


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#7064412 - 02/03/18 02:22 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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How's the trigger? Are you fighting it?

Bedded action? Free-floated barrel?
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#7064483 - 02/03/18 03:41 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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Trigger 1.5 pounds, maybe even too light, very smooth. Action bedded and barrel floated.
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#7064489 - 02/03/18 03:46 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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Sometimes I'll do that shooting off a bench if I haven't set myself behind the rifle correctly and I'm fighting the rear bag without realizing it.
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#7064546 - 02/03/18 05:06 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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Just thought of something, bought another by-pod 3 weeks ago so I did not have to swap between two guns at the range while one is cooling. It attached directly to picatinny rail instead to the gun sling device. It doesn't swivel. Even though the stock is solid, wonder if I was torquing something when shooting?
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#7064608 - 02/03/18 06:00 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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Why the hell did you buy a non-swivel bipod? juggle

Yes, that is possible.
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#7064621 - 02/03/18 06:10 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Why the hell did you buy a non-swivel bipod? juggle

Yes, that is possible.

SENIOR MOMENT confused2
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#7065767 - 02/04/18 05:17 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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Easy rule is vertical is powder and horizontal is seating. It is not a steadfast rule but about 90% of the time it will hold true.
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#7065784 - 02/04/18 05:28 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: GLC]
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I bet if you shoot that load prone on a rear bag, that group is going to tighten right up. I have a 1/4 moa load that does that when I switch between a Harris and Atlas bipod and shoot from the bench.
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#7065861 - 02/04/18 06:32 PM Re: 300 win mag group [Re: earl39]
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Originally Posted By: earl39
Easy rule is vertical is powder and horizontal is seating. It is not a steadfast rule but about 90% of the time it will hold true.


Can't argue that.

Horizontal can also be trigger control/ follow through as well.
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