View Full Version : vertical group?

December 8, 2009, 03:38 PM
hey guys i have a '36 tula refurb mosin nagant and when i group it at 100 yards the groups it produces are about 2" wide but the group measures around 5-6" up and down. is there anything I can do to fix this and make the groups better?

December 8, 2009, 06:55 PM
its your breathing technique...

fire when you get to the peak of an inhale or exhale

December 8, 2009, 09:35 PM

Assuming you can fire tight groups with similar rifles with
iron sights, it's probably the bedding of the action/barrel
on the Mosin you are shooting is torqued some how. Check
your action screws first for tightness.



December 8, 2009, 10:03 PM
the barrel bands are a pain to get off, i wonder if they could be too tight?

December 8, 2009, 11:52 PM
I cant really see the barrel bands being the problem.
I'd tighten all the screws, including the recoil bolt.

The only vertical groups I've had before were from not maintaining a consistent sight picture with a three post sight.