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Thread: should I have gone for a 4th shot

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    should I have gone for a 4th shot

    Right, I'm at the range today checking out the 270 at 200m. NZDA std target.
    First shot 3 o'clock, on the red circle. No biggie. 2nd shot 7 o'clock. one inch low. 3rd shot touching second.

    Should I have gone for the 4th shot? I didn't bother, I think M.O.D - it was good enough with factory ammo.

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    What were you trying to achieve that a 4th shot would help or detract from?

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    A buggered target?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    What ammo???

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    Was the barrel cleaned prior to the shooting? Maybe caused it?
    Other question, is it new?

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    On a proper 200m DA target, that'd be a 9 and 2 10's. There's not much wrong with that.
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    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Rifle was cleaned after last session, so shot 1 was after pulling through clean patch to remove oil.
    Yep, rifle has less than 100rds through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    What ammo???
    fed powershok 130gr

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    i would have done a 4th, and possible a fifth just for fun. Did all 3 shots feel good? Do you think you pulled the 1st one? Overall you've got to be happy with the results. They're kill shots to 400 yards. I think we get too hung up on groups, it's a hunting rifle, not a target rifle

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    Looks like first shot was clean, cold barrel fouler, leave barrel dirty, go hunting and any deer withon 400 (provided you know real worl shooting) is in trouble

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    Ah, I'm kind of fastidious with cleaning the barrel. My older 700 in 243 fouls real easy. This 700 seems to be pretty good.
    Yep, it's a hunting rifle, not for targets. With the new fandangled Swaro BRH recticle it should be good at 400 even if I'm not

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    Some people recommend a 5 shot grouping
    1st shot is your cold hunting shot. If you are sighting in for hunting, let the barrel cool down between shots and see how it groups. For bush hunting I would be happy with that but not for head shots. Quite often I would sight in before going on a hunt and not clean the barrel till after the hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    Some people recommend a 5 shot grouping
    1st shot is your cold hunting shot. If you are sighting in for hunting, let the barrel cool down between shots and see how it groups. For bush hunting I would be happy with that but not for head shots. Quite often I would sight in before going on a hunt and not clean the barrel till after the hunt.
    Interesting. Hmm. I don't think I'll be taking any headshots with a 270. Too much of a mess to clean up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottrods View Post
    Interesting. Hmm. I don't think I'll be taking any headshots with a 270. Too much of a mess to clean up.
    Cut it off and leave it on the hill.
    Not much meat on em

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    You might think this is odd, or that I'm odd. But that cold barrel flier stuff really annoys me. So I have never kept a rifle that did it. It has meant I've turned over a few.

    I feel like a sinner if I don't clean my barrel and rifle before it goes back into the safe.

    I own 3 rifles. They all shoot to the same POI clean or dirty.
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