I shot my first sub 1" group today!!!


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wnycollector
August 16, 2010, 02:04 PM
I just got back from the range with my month old ar-15. It is a RRA National Match Lower and a Del-ton flat top w/ 20" government profile barrel. It is topped with a centerpoint 2-7x32 scope. I just got 500 rounds of the american eagle xm193 55gr FMJ ammo and needed to try it out.

I set up my silhouette target at 100 yards and popped a 1" orange dot sticker right in the middle of the head. My first 5 shots were low by 2". I adjusted my scope up a few clicks and my next five shot group were all inside of the 1" target dot!!! In 20 years of shooting I cant ever remember a 5 shot group so small. Suffice to say, what the range gods give...they can also take away...all the rest of my groups were in the 2-3" size range (much more normal for me).

I figure with some more practice (and LOTS of luck!) I hope to see more tiny groups like today's!

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TonyAngel
August 16, 2010, 02:48 PM
If you shot a MOA group using M193, the gods must have been looking down on you. 2 to 4" groups with M193 is usually about the norm when all other conditions are perfect. M193 sucks in terms of accuracy.

Is that a 1:9 barrel that you have? If so, try feeding it some Black Hills or Hornady 52gr BTHPs and see what happens.

Nice shooting.

Welding Rod
August 16, 2010, 02:48 PM
Congrats, small groups are fun.

If you get some good ammo like Hornady TAP, Hornady Match, or Federal Gold Medal Match you will likely find you can do that quite regularly.

A decent AR with good ammo and optics, and favorable weather conditions make 5 into an inch pretty easy.

JoeMal
August 16, 2010, 02:49 PM
Great job. Impressive with factory ammo.

legumeofterror
August 16, 2010, 02:54 PM
A 10 shot sample size will tell you what the rifle is really capable of. Outside of luck I don't see you pulling of a sub-MOA 10 shot group with that ammunition from any rifle.

wnycollector
August 16, 2010, 03:00 PM
A decent AR with good ammo and optics, and favorable weather conditions make 5 into an inch pretty easy.

If that's the recipe, I'm in! I think the group today was more luck than anything, but it was a great feeling to FINALLY break 1"!

ZXD9
August 16, 2010, 03:11 PM
Excellent. It's a real feeling of accomplishment isn't it.

JDGray
August 16, 2010, 08:42 PM
Congrats!! In a few months you will be mad if you don't shoot 1moa groups:p

If you don't, start reloading for your rifles, 1moa will be a thing of the past.;)

gbran
August 16, 2010, 08:56 PM
That's minute of squirrel any way you cut it.

rozziboy18
August 16, 2010, 08:57 PM
congrads! move to hornady macth and you will se them all day long
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wnycollector
August 16, 2010, 10:22 PM
For years I have been a shooter of surplus ammo (especially cheap former com block ammo). A good day was keeping all my shots on a 5.5" shoot-n-c target;).

Today's group was probably 90+% luck (especially since I couldn't replicate it!). Just in case it wasn't, I popped into my local gander mountain and picked up 100 rounds of black hills 52gr match hp ammo (for $60!). I figure I need acceptable ammo for those days I get serious about group size. I'm also saving all my brass to start reloading someday.

kis2
August 16, 2010, 10:35 PM
nice work! makes you feel pretty cool huh?

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