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Old December 10, 2012, 08:33 PM   #36
Clark
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Join Date: December 4, 1999
Location: WA, the ever blue state
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If I build a big game hunting rifle that is 1 moa 5 shots all day long, I built it too heavy.

1 moa average 3 shots is as heavy as I want to build them.

But the varmint rifles I would like at .5 moa 5 shots.
Heavy gun, light bullet.
The trouble is, when and where is the wind low enough to test that?
If I get inland away from the ocean a hundred miles, and then find flat country, and then shoot at sun up.

I do go there and do that, but once or twice a year. Near Seattle with ranges opening at noon, i can count on 6 mph gusty winds.
No one, not even really good rifles cleaned every 15 shots, can do 1 moa all day long in that wind.

I know a number of guys that test rifles at 50 yards, to reduce the effect of the wind.
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