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Groups ,On Paper or Metal ?

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I was shooting yesterday on our zero range , at 55 yards . there was a board with paper on it and next to it a metal target . i must have fired at least 50 pellets between them . on the paper no decent groups were visible . just the odd shot touching . ( very tricky wind in our wood , half of it is on a hill , half flat with a open field behind it ) BUT on the metal target , which was at the same height and only two feet away . windage was mostly an inch right to left and the groups were mostly within an inch or better . i have noticed this before , which is why i don't often shoot at paper ( unless indoors or when the leaves are fully back on the trees ) . conclusion , Paper Lies , Metal Tells The Truth ??? HOLLY

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Just need redictability and consistency who cares what it groups like to an extent.

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I like groups Jon . they don't win anything in FT but if the rifle will not group . then proper zeroing is not possible , you will just be chasing the error . windage is more important . i am seriously considering retiring my old shutz and having the barrel machined to fit my steyr . ??? HOLLY

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Wont fit

 

Pain to sleeve up and never ever look right.

 

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Yep probably right , shame . damn good barrel that ??? HOLLY

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I’ve noticed the same. I always check zero on a metal plate,you get a more pronounced mark compared to paper. 

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Only fooling yourselves.

 

The splat on plate is much bigger than a hole in paper which is why people say they can't shoot paper but can plate. 

Paper. You want results, work at them, don't shy away from them. 


 

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Depends on the paint . personally my accuracy test is to shoot for the quarter inch bolts that hold the target to the stand . if you can get those on out to 55 yards . you don''t have much to worry about ??? HOLLY

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Unlikely they are 1/4”. 

 

The standard bolt head size for the thread that goes through a knockover is 13mm. Ie 1/2” ish. 

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We use smaller bolts cos the standards  at Carisbrooke are higher rob ??? HOLLY:f2:

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