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Finally a group that I'm proud to show here!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RifleEnthusiast, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Today I was in an exceptionally accurate mood and shot one particular group that I felt very good about. Ignore that 3 O'clock flyer touching the 10 ring, I had my finger on the trigger pulling before I even shouldered the rifle or looked through the scope.
    The group is about 15-18 rounds.

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  2. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Nice group. What kind of rig you shooting ? Distance ?
     
  3. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Oh, forgot to mention, it's a Savage Mark II TR 22LR, Leupold VX1 3-12x40 and a front shooting bag, 50 yards.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice and tight! Congrats! :thumbup:
     
  5. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Thank you, I felt very good about it and for the first time actually noticed the consistency or lack thereof of with different types of ammo. I started with shooting Federal automatch which I "thought" all along was consistent and I was getting quite a bigger spread, decided to put it aside and switched to CCI Minimags.
     
  6. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Nice grouping. Have you ever tried CCI Blazer ammo? My Savage 22 LR will group really well with that ammo, and it is dirt cheap.

    I've found my targets show cleaner holes if I attach the target very flat against a piece of cardboard. The paper doesn't tear and tatter as much, although you may not care. If you want to accurately measure them though it sure helps.
     
  7. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    I haven't tried the CCI Blazer, but I was intending to, I basically wanted to buy CCI Minimags in bulk, but didn't find boxes of anything bigger than 100 rnds. As I said, I was under the impression all along that the Federal automatch was consistent and accurate, but comparing them to the Minimags as far as group sizes, I guess I was wrong.
     
  8. OregonPlinker

    OregonPlinker Creswell, Or Active Member

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    If you buy mini mags by the case you get a lot better deal on them. Not much more than bulk stuff like fed or blazer. You just have to buy a case to get the price break. 5000 rounds. You'll get 50 of the little plastic boxes... Nice group btw!
     
  9. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Do you know of any stores even if online that sell them by the case at a reduced price? I did the math at the stores I could find and it's not that different from buying a box of 100 @ Walmart for $6.77
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Meh, there's still some red left in the bullseye. ;)
     
  11. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Very nice shooting!

    I *was* feeling proud of my last outing with my .22 until I saw this. ;)
     
  12. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Hahahaha, I'm sure the equipment is 90% of it, and my contribution is the remaining 10%, you don't want to see my other groups :) What I found is that consistency in operation is the single most important thing in my situation to get tight groups.
     
  13. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, how are ya standing with irons and a sling? ;)

    I'm kidding.
     
  14. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    I shot it once, then decided it was not worth pursuing any further :)
     
  15. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha, you just use a bigger bullseye...

    I think I missed it above, what ammo were you using?
     
  16. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    That was using CCI Mini-Mags 40 grain copper-plated round nose.
     
  17. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll have to check them out, they look screaming consistent.

    Were you seated or prone?
     
  18. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Seated with a front shooting bag, that's exactly what I thought, I though that Federal automatch was good and consistent and that I was the lousy shooter unable to get tighter groups until I tried the CCI and that's what I got.
     
  19. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I'm going to buy a case then. I've been shooting with sling and irons, standing at 100 yards, and finding my federals have a wide degree of variance even when the sight picture looks the same when I pull the trigger.

    Good shooting, and thanks for the CCI info.
     
  20. Tim K

    Tim K Colorado Member

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    For grins, go spend $5 on a box of Eley ammo. Mine likes the "Target" stuff. I'll bet your group shrinks to 1/2 that size.