Visited a local gun shop yesterday reference buying some reloading equipment. The guy in shop enquired why i wanted to reload. I told him i was unhappy with the grouping of most factory ammo i had tried. He told me there was no point reloading as factory ammo was good enough. A point which i disagree with, but did not want to get into a conversation about something i do not know enough about at the moment. I cannot achieve any sort of group at the moment. He basically blamed me for the groups, lack of experience he says and over cleaning the gun. Lack of experience i will take on the chin,to an extent. But with that said , when squeezing the trigger with crosshair on target, i do expect at least 3 out of 5, factory ammo, shots to be close together.
Is it possible to overclean a gun, which can then cause accuracy problems. I clean my gun after every use, regardless of rounds fired. Did the gunshop employee make a valid point when pointing out over cleaning, or is he talking rubbish. He said i was not giving the rifle a chance to bed in. I have fired at least 250 rounds through it. Unless you guys can put me right, i must go with the latter. I always pull through barrel several times before firing to clean any oil out.