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Problem with shooting

Postby bingly » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:27 pm

I have a remington 700 sps ss in a 30-06. i went shooting and and was getting really good groups ( like 1/2") at 100 yards. Although i would shoot 3 shots , go check the target and then shoot again and my group would be in a different spot. This happened with a whole box. I was shooting from the same position on a rest, and shooting at the same target. Any suggestions to why this is happening let me know.
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby MOhuntingGuy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:27 pm

What kind of scope and scope mounts are you using? Also, make sure all your screws for your scope rings are snug. Not super super tight, but not loose.
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby bingly » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:35 pm

i have a bushnell trophy 3-9x40 ,but i dont know what mounts... i will check the screws. thanks
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby Sandman3400 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:55 am

How much of a break between shots and groups? barrel heating can cause erratic shots.
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby bingly » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:05 pm

umm probably 3-5 min
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby ajmorell » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:31 pm

That should be enough time...the 06 isn't really a barrel burner anyway. I go about 10 shots before I take a 10-15 min break to let the barrel cool and I haven't had any issues. How new is the scope?
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby Sandman3400 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:52 am

Barrel thickness makes a big difference as well in heating. My savage has a thicker barrel than my Ruger, and the ruger will be effected by heating pretty quickly. I usually can get 3 to 4 shots, but then I have to let it sit 10 to 15 mins to cool completely or it will become pretty erratic. My savage can handle less cooling time. I wouldn't rule out barrel heating. Try waiting until the barrel is completely cool between groups. If it still does it, you can rule out barrel heating and move on to the next possibility.
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby brktrt-18 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:58 am

How different are the groups (1 inch, 4 inches, vertical, horizontal)? I could be a lot of things. Head position, wind, shadow, how you are holding the rifle, action screw tightness, scope mount tightness
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Re: Problem with shooting

Postby Sagebrush » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:24 am

Sounds like the scope mounts might be loose or have a broken screw or that the Bushnell has finally shot itself loose and the wires inside are moving around...............if all the stock screws on your gun are all "Snug".

Patterns normally only shift with a change of bullet weights or powder weight changes. If you are shooting the same load at 3 shot clusters with time for the barrel to cool down ,to the touch of your hand, there should be no noticable pattern ,point of aim, change, with proper breathing and trigger pull.

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