- Jan 18, 2021
Do you load your own rounds? In my entire life I have never had a rifle that shot factory ammo less than 2 MOA on its best day. But I've tested and developed loads that I could get under 1 MOA. Does that mean that I can shoot 25 rounds in a row inside that 1" mark? No idea, I've never shot that many in a row. But I've shot several 3-5 shot groupings on different days with these rifles that were 1 MOA or less. When they start to open up, I know it's time to clean my barrel. But that could be 200+ rounds later. And that's with a lead sled. At the range I want to know what "the rifle" can do, not what I can do. Just like setting up my bows......I want them perfect from a tuning and sighting standpoint from the start. That way, any mistakes while shooting are all mine.
I do hand load. However, I have not got to the finer points of matching a round to my rifle. I will say though that my gun shoots my hand loads better than factory ammo.
To your point about shooting from a led sled. I completely understand your logic. And being a detailed oriented person, I would be right there with you. However, my definition of perfection has changed over the years. These days perfection to me is the best I can do with the system I have, whether it be my guns, my bow or my hot rod, the best I can do with it is perfection for me. Perfection with outside influences give a false sense of ability and make for disappointment. I set my boundaries based on my personal performance.
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