ErikW Posted March 5, 2004 Share Posted March 5, 2004 Background: I can't shoot groups. I shoot off a bipod and I never got a rear sandbag that fits, so my group sizes hurt. My most accurate MatchKing groups shot with a scope look like 55 gr surplus FMJ groups shot by somebody else on a windy day. I have no idea how well my rifles shoot because I can't shoot anywhere near MOA. Yesterday I finally got to use the 200 yard line to zero my Limited rifle and get a little practice. I put two white strips of tape horizontally above the letter A of an IPSC target's main A zone. (I already had the windage zeroed at 40 y; I just needed to get the elevation on at 185 y.) After ringing a 210 y gong a couple times with moly FMJ to coat the bore and warm up the barrel, I put a GI 30 round mag containing 3 69 SMKs in the gun and used the mag as a monopod rest on the bench. No bag, no bipod, no scope, just like a Limited match (with a bench). The IPSC target was barely visible above my front sight post. I let the first one fly, and the next two came very quickly, because the sight picture was right and I was in a hurry and I was just trying to see if my elevation was on. When I walked up to the 185 y target, the three holes were in a one-inch group. Sub MOA, iron sights, resting on a magazine, rushing shots. Later I went for a 5 shot group. Shooting much more deliberately, I was back to my normal self, a nice shotgun pattern. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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