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Old December 2, 2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Finally! Less then half inch group!

Finally! I’ve been working all year to get a less then half inch group, and I finally got one. Shot this target about two hours ago at 100 yards. Measures 0.44. Specs below. And I’m sorry to boast, but I’m still flying high on this. Prior to this group the best I’ve gotten was 0.51.

Rifle (don’t laugh too hard) NEF Handi Rifle, 22 inch heavy barrel, 1:12 twist, varmint stock.
Scope (again don’t laugh too hard) 4-16x40 Center Point.
Ammo 40 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip, 24.0 grains IMR3031, new Winchester brass, Remington bench rest primers. Light crimp with Lee FCD. OAL 2.220.

Granted, it’s a three shot group, and I usually go with five, but the loose nut behind the trigger just couldn’t do it today. I would have kept trying for a five shot group, but ran out of this load. Best five shot group today with this load was around 0.81.

Good way to end the year. I’m cleaning the rifles and putting them away until Spring. Time to get the handguns out for some indoor shooting this winter.
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