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    Took my 308 (profile pic) out for a little bit. Haven't been able to do much shooting lately so it was a nice change. With my new scope and new range finder, I aught to be capable of some great things at long range so I started recording my shots.

    Started out at 2-3 moa, which is unacceptable. Ive been sub moa before. Got it zeroed close enough and said screw it I'm scooting back. Had the same size group at 200yds, so 1 - 1.5 moa. I was happy with that so went back to 300. Did pretty good there and fired my last round from that range free standing. Nailed it. Went back to 400 and the grouping wasn't great but I'll live. Last round I had, tried it free standing and got it again. (My target is a full size silhouette steel hangar). That last shot was the highlight of the whole trip. I don't know how that compares to anyone else but I was pretty happy with that.

    P.S. On the 4th use for my brass, having been used that many times, do you think the brass could have been affecting my accuracy? I was decent but kinda expected a little better.

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    Maybe the brass, loads...or wind or just you. Am proud for you..and the distance.
    But, don't back up anymore, I don't know where you were, but I think last two rounds hit under my window...
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    Congrats, And you didnt do too bad, Shooting is one of those skills you gotta constantly hone or lose proficiency and if you haven't shot in a while it will effect you for a bit, Next time you go it will be sub MOA every time i bet, I know if i dont go for a few weeks im off until i get a few boxes of ammo down range and warm up.

    As for brass maybe or it could be other stuff as 1shot said, Though i have had rounds act wonkey when i reloaded on a humid or rainy day even though it was the same powder load, primers, and bullets i always use, If its been raining a lot try running a dehumidifier in your reloading room it seems to help ME but our old house had tons of leaks and was always humid during rain so your mileage may vary.

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    Started out at 2-3 moa, which is unacceptable.
    Most barrels shoot better after they have been fouled a little. How many usually depends on the barrel.


    Sounds like a great day at the range.
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    Sounds like a good range day to me. Brass could affect it, barrel being hot after many shots could affect it, wind could, sometimes we all have better days than others. Could be anything but it sounds like you had fun which is 99% of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KW Gary M View Post
    , wind could,

    Waay more than most think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivervalley0311 View Post
    Most barrels shoot better after they have been fouled a little. How many usually depends on the barrel.
    I did not know that. I'll have to keep that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivervalley0311 View Post
    Most barrels shoot better after they have been fouled a little. How many usually depends on the barrel.


    Sounds like a great day at the range.
    I've toyed with this idea myself. And I came to the conclusion that, yes
    seasoned barrels are more accurate then new ones. It reminds me
    of my racing days. They say new blocks are not as good as a used one
    that has been heated, cooled, heated, cooled etc. to break in. And I see
    the same thing in barrels. My 10-22 is more accurate than my son's(which
    is new compared to mine which is from the 90's)


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