Two shots this time; it's like a double report!
2 shots, 2 Inch Target, 30-06 at 300 Yards
Yesterday when I shot the 3 inch target I had the scope set to hit at 300 yards with a fouled bore. I aimed a little high about right at the top of the target but it still just grazed the bottom. From past experience, I figured it should have hit closer to the center.
Usually my cold bore shot is 1/4moa lower than a fouled bore shot; (3/4" at 300 yards,) I have been cleaning the rifle a little differently by cleaning the copper every 20 or so shots instead of every shooting session. Maybe that has effected my cold/fouled bore POIs.
So today I figured I would test to see where my POIs are, (without cleaning the copper,) by taking a cold bore shot, then a fouled bore shot with the same POA. Sure enough, the POI was about a 1moa difference.
I am going to try again tomorrow to see if I get the same results, then try again the next time I have 2 cartridges, but that time I will clean out the copper.
Rifle: Howa 1500, 30-06
Scope: Nikko Stirling Diamond
Bullet: Hornady 180gr SP
Powder: IMR 4831
Primer: Remington 9 1/2