Got out today. Shot a few at 150. First shot seemed to hit the target in a tumble. Second at the bottom of the target. So the last two aimed at the top dot. I’m thinking I’ll get some no excuses 420g bullets?? Keep the 90g powder (Swiss ffg)??
Looking at the target... and this is really speculation, the first bullet on a clean barrel did tumble. Even the second has some wobble to it. The last two with the fouling in the barrel from the first two shots were true.
I am guessing the bullets may not have been tight enough in the bore to grip the lands. And really shooting Swiss the pressure of the ignition should have obturated the bullet enough that it would.
1. did you wipe the bore dry before shooting?
2. did you shoot a few caps/primers before shooting the first shot?
3. I guessing you were not running a patch in between each shot which in this case could also be good.
I really don’t shoot much. I feel much better after a couple shots. If not for the year I would assume shooter error... My routine so far is to run a wet patch and a dry patch between each shot. Not likely on the first shot though. Only One 209 primer prior to first shot.
If I find that I do better with a slightly fouled barrel... what is a good recommendation when loading for a wilderness hunt to ensure the best first shot accuracy?? Even after a few days of not unloading. Thanks for the replies.