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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Accuracy issue

I bought a Lyman Deerstalker last year and spent a lot of time at the range getting used to it. I wanted to ask advice before i hunt with it this year. It consistently hits left on the first shot. I usually clean it every 3 shots at the range. the 2nd and 3rd are usually more centered. I think it may be a breaching issue because if it was fouling i probably wouldnt be so consistently left. It could also be shooter error but i am left handed and usually hit right. Any suggestions are appreciated..thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 03:30 PM
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Re: Accuracy issue

Let someone else shoot it to see if it throws left...
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Re: Accuracy issue

Shoot it off a gun rest (lead sled etc) or sand bags , Use the same sequence as before to check the results.

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Re: Accuracy issue

Ive been using sand bags on a bench. Thats why i was curious..
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Re: Accuracy issue

It isn't unusual for a gun to shoot the first cold clean shot off a bit. A clean bore offers different resistance to the PRB sliding through the bore. Barrels do change point of aim slightly as they heat up from firing. The only thing you can do is shoot the gun cold & clean, letting it cool off between shots and loading. Or, use Kentucky windage.
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