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Thread: Anyone else lost their drive for the clover leaf ?

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    Anyone else lost their drive for the clover leaf ?

    Hi guys ,

    ive been out and about this afternoon trying to get a group out of my 300 win mag .

    ive been playing with N560 and H4831sc and im getting mixed results , and finally today ive managed a 1" group with 165gn sierra game kings and 76gn N560 .(which believe me im pleased with !).

    up until today , ive managed to get all my rifles to shoot clover leafs at 100m and have not stopped tinkering until ive achieved it !.

    but nowerdays time is short , i now have a proper job a wife and a 4 month old daughter and there never seems to be enough hours in the day .

    what im trying to say in a round about way is should i say sod it to the clover leaf ?

    a 1" group was good enough when i used to shoot factory ammo , and deer will drop dead upto and over 300yds if i want them too using my 300 win mag .

    but half of me wants to keep tinkering and the other says sod it just shoot the rifle and get on with it !

    your thoughts?

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    Hi Lee,

    I used to use a .300wm extensively and I was happy with 1moa groups, the beauty of this calibre (in my opinion) is that you do get a true and consistant increase in group size as the range increases.

    What I am trying to say is, anyone can shoot a one inch group at 100m with a .243 but not many, if they are honest, can shoot a three inch group at 300m. I bet you will be able to with a decent .300wm.

    Your choice of 165grn GK is a good one, this is all I ever used. I used R22 as a powder. As with most reloading, seating depth is important.

    I would settle for an averagely decent group then get out and use the rifle in the field and get to know it.

    Stick with a powder that you can get a consistent supply off as the big case does tend to eat it up quite quickly.

    Best wishes,
    Glyn.

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    Lee, you know that is fine, you dont need us telling you any different, now stop wasting time, pick up the fly rod and get practicing!
    See you next month.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by devon deer stalker View Post
    Lee, you know that is fine, you dont need us telling you any different, now stop wasting time, pick up the fly rod and get practicing!
    See you next month.
    Cheers
    Richard
    well thats me told !

    bloody looking forward to the break mate , that i can tell you !

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    not sure I ever had that "drive"...

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    lee what sort of depths are you seating to ,adam off here was talking about my sako needing to be seated well away from the lands before accuracy came in if that helps any,atb wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    lee what sort of depths are you seating to ,adam off here was talking about my sako needing to be seated well away from the lands before accuracy came in if that helps any,atb wayne
    at the moment is seated at the "book OAL" of 3.340" and it shoots well the powder charge is good at 76gn and seating dpth is my next port of call !

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    If you kill a lot of paper, then a cloverleaf is a bit shoddy!! However in the real world only one shot matters. so why bother with more. If you really are bothered, try to cloverleaf with 24hrs between each shot!

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    I love my tight little groups. Won't own a rifle that I can't get under 0.5" at 100 yards.

    Shot a couple of 0.5" groups at 200 yards on Sunday in front of witnesses. Were were ringing 3" gongs at 375 yards pretty much every shot. This was with a 22/250 though. A 300 mag is a much more difficult proposition at shoot small groups with.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Lee your shot my .300 and seen what i can do with it your got my numbers's oh just a thought m8 get it re crowned !!!!!!!!

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