As an admission, I'm still pretty new to stalking, but have been around firearms for 30-odd years. Most of that has been centrefire and rimfire target shooting, the sole purpose of which is to score V-Bulls at distances out to 1200yds, so in essence it's actually about being able to group rounds.
So, to my point; There are ton of posts/threads/comments on how a rifle does (or generally doesn't) group, but as I'm yet to group on live quarry, this is what I'm trying to achieve with my set up...
This was the first round, from a cold barrel, at 100 yds:
At this stage I packed up, had a coffee and a natter, collected my target and came home. This wasn't me being clever but:
1. If I can do this every time, then I'm a happy camper as the deer will drop into its shadow
2. I'm a tight sod, and see no point in wasting ammo
This thread isn't an "aren't I clever", or to raise "no, you're a kn*b" comments, but to understand what others think...