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Old September 20, 2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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Ruger 204 accuracy question

I m shooting a Howa 204 caliber. When I shoot a 3 shot grp of the bench 2 holes wii be touching at poi and the 3rd always 3/4 to 1 inch out from the other two. It does this with both factory and handloads. Any suggestions. However, overall the grp stays at an inch and half.
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Old September 20, 2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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Moving from General to Competition Shooting.

Ski, if for some reason this doesn't get adequate response here, PM me and wwe'll move it to Rifles.
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Old September 22, 2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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It sounds like the barrel might be heating up and moving.

Do you know if the flyer shot is always the THIRD shot of the string?
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Old September 22, 2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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Mike is probably on track to the problem. How long are you waiting between shots?

Some guns like a barrel that is completely free floating forward of the action. Some like a light touch at the front end of the stock.
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Old October 18, 2010, 11:04 AM   #5
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More details on the gun please.

Is it in a free floated stock?

to repeat the other guy, Is that the first or the third shot?

How long are you waiting between shots?
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Old October 18, 2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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That's another reason a score/data book is necessary.

Is it always the third bullet? Is it still the third bullet when you shoot a five shot group? When did it start? Do you single load?

Sometimes we seem to want to blame the gun instead of taking the blame ourselves.
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