Shitty range day, need opinions!

TheGerman

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If your position isn't changing by much, nothing is loose/screwed up equipment wise and its not far enough for the wind to screw with things; 90% of problems stem from:

- a change in how you are holding/influencing the gun with your face/head/shoulder/rearward pull weight

- the rifle isn't packed down enough into the rear bag and the stock end is moving around; most people don't realize that you need to pull the rifle back rearward first and then adjust the height with the rear bag while keeping the rearward tension. Something weird happens if you do the rear bag first and then the rearward pull second.

- you are pulling the trigger different/crushing the trigger/anticipating recoil/ no follow through

Focus on one of these per string to get it 100% right and see what happens.
 

Snuby642

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Not really Serious picking on any person.

Just wondering where it is all going?
28 lbs guns 36 inch barrels 1 oz triggers .
My son shot a little under an inch cold bore shots with a stock rem pencil barrel and box ammo over bags in his 243.

Thay made my day.

Got to go see if any prs special edition socks are left in the px. Later
 

M_16_4_REAL

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Buy an expensive scope.

Put your action in a chassis and bed it.

Then ditch the bipod for a Seb rest.

Get an Edgewood bag filled with heavy sand.

In true Merican fashion, stand back and throw money at the problem. All issues will be solved.
You can thank me whenever.
 
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Steel head

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Shooting is a lot like fly casting.
A lot of little things can have a big effect.

Every time I feel I’m shooting or casting poorly I think about the little things.

Every time I find something I missed or changed.

I know when I’m shooting well it always feel like I steadied the rifle to me and react to the recoil instead of responding to it if that makes sense.

Shooting my buddy’s 338 norma really emphasizes that, what I do to shoot my 260 well works with the bigger 338 but when I’m not in a proper position it really makes the problem even more prominent.

I like shooting the bigger magnums now because I tend to not be lazy getting into positions so as to not shoot like a chump.
 

Dthomas3523

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Take two rifles to range. When you start doing shitty with one, shoot the other. If you’re still shooting shitty, guess why?

Did you make sure you were straight behind the rifle?

We’re you checking your NPA with eyes close and then after dryfiring?

Did you make sure you had a 90deg trigger pull? Equal pressure on the trigger left and right (I.E. the trigger has equal “wobble” left and right)?

Did you make sure you were following through not bouncing finger off the trigger and the rifle wasn’t “hopping?”

If you answered no to any of these questions, there is zero chance of anyone reliably diagnosing any issue.
 

GoForBroke

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Not sure what stock is on your rifle but when my family got me my PSS when I returned from the Army in 91 I noticed a couple of things. That rifle is accurate but I had to get a consistent seat in my shoulder and cheek weld or it would shift POA/POI. I don't know if this is correct but I guessed it was because the stock was stiffer than my other rifles. I also had to tighten my Harris bipod really tight to get the best groups and "load" my bipod prior to the shot. When I saw shifts in groups like you rifle I check bedding. You could try shooting off bags without your bipod attached, just make sure the sling stud doesn't hit your bag during recoil. Hope this helps.