I was shooting Winchester super X 150gr soft point factory loads. I shot the first 3 rounds and it was about 5-7min till I reloaded and shot my next 3. My first pattern was a 2" group on the 8 ring of the target. This rifle was in used condition when I got it. The barrel looked brand new, no rust, pitting, or even blue wear on the muzzle. I checked the bore with my flashlight and I found no problems either. With my remington 788 in .308 win. I can run a full box through the rifle and still grab hold of the barrel with my hands. I saw no discoloring in the barrel but my following shot groups were wandering bigger making me wonder if the barrel was moving too much while I was shooting. Again I am not shooting 6 rounds when hunting. One to two at most, but I like to go shooting and like to shoot alot out of my rifles when I go.
Last edited by ngalgon; March 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM.