Originally Posted by JLA
So I didnt destroy the aimpoint. It wasnt really necessary for this test. buuut...
Its just something i have always done when shoting groups. And when i set up for a ladder test its just old habit.
Having your rifle set up to hit center will very quickly mess your aiming point up when your rifle is 1/2 MOA capable.
Well, I will have to admit that you are smarter than the average bear Josh, (as my Dad (and Yogi bear) used to say),
When I try to shoot 50 yrd. groups with my heavy bbl .22/micro dot 6X scope, I take a 20ga shotgun shell, trace a circle around the brass with a sharpie, and then fill in the circle, and (DUH) the problem I have when trying to shoot 5 shot groups IS........destroying the aimpoint I am trying to focus on,
Learn something here everyday, I can't wait to be able to get back to the range to finish my load developement, although I believe that the starting load I have began with IS going to be my accurracy load, I want to finish up the process, just to see, the starting load in my Lyman book(for this bullet weight) also happens to be the recomended accurracy load, so far its working out that way, and I am using the same brass, primer, powder, bullet brand/weight/style, and same rifle used for the Lyman load data/testing, so no reason it should not work out just the way that it is,
Don't know when I am going to be able to return to the range yet, some things at home require my full attention for awhile, I'll get'r done, just not sure when,
I wish I still lived in San Antonio, I would be within driving distance, kind of, would like to spend a weekend shooting with you,