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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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I helped a guy out last year with a 1903a3 rifle that was sportered.I removed the copper from the barrel,floated the barrel and worked up a load for him.My efforts took him from pie plate size groups down 1 1/2 @ 100.Now he checks it this year at a buddies camp and told me it was 6" high and he had to adjust the scope.It is a 4-12 Leupold.He said they used sand bags,I said okay.Then I ask what part of the stock was on the bag?His reply was the stock wasn't on the bag the barrel was.I said when you shoot at a deer do you hold the barrel?Do you think it affected it that much?I'm going to find out on thanksgiving at the range.I think I made the guy feel bad about resting on the barrel.I spent quite few hours and trips to the range last year to help fix his groups and I was kinda peeved because I explained last year not touch the barrel.He always wanted to hold the barrel down on the bag with his left hand.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 07:42 PM
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..Some people just can't break away from their improper, bad and STUPID shooting habits.

..and yes it could affect it that much...

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The second I read your thread title, I thought, I bet the rifle was rested on the barrel and not the fore stock.

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I just got back from the range.I had to adjust it back to where it was before he touched it.So it did move that far from resting on the barrel.I told him leave it alone and good luck saturday.

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