So I have a rifle that is relatively new to me
I have probably only put 150-180 rounds through it in total mostly in about 4 sittings messing around or load development with some individual shots when stalking
I don't normally give it much more than a few patches of KG carbon cleaner, clean the action orifices and a wipe down
On this diet it happily shoots these (when I do my bit and the load is good!):
the last one is my best to date!...ever!
Following a particularly rigorous clean which I felt was probably due (but in hindsight I had forgotten the advice from the previous owner!) it doesn't group AT ALL.
and by this I mean 4-5"+
Now I can understand if the barrel was seriously pitted or rough, a bit of copper filling in the surface imperfections and maybe the circa 1" groups open up to maybe 1.5-2" or so with changing friction and velocities.
But the barrel looks very shiny, pit free and normal when clean, I haven't seen it through a borescope though
How is this possible?
I am not a cleaning freak but even by my standards several hundred is making me feel like a bad owner!
Does anyone else have a barrel that likes neglect?