Back to Basics

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by velocette, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. velocette

    velocette Member

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    BACK TO BASICS! That's what I suggest to fellow shooters struggling with accuracy.
    Well, I should'a followed my own advice.
    I shoot in Smallbore Prone competition, have for many years with my Anschutz 1413. Recently my groups have been growing and my average scores dropping. Tested various lots of ammo, sent scope off to Leupold for inspection, tried different rifle torque values, etc. No joy, began to think its either age catching up with me or a new barrel is needed.
    Last Saturday's ASSA match was no different. Few Xs, loose sloppy 10s, a few 9s.
    SO, on Tuesday, my regular practice day, I went through a back to basics evaluation.
    Breath control, OK, Trigger squeeze (at 2 oz) OK Sight picture, OK, Sling, OK, Follow through - - - Uhhh well, not OK. SO, the next 10 rds @ 100 yds shot with attention to follow through, AMAZING! One inch group at about 10 o clock in the X ring.
    For those that think that the bullet is gone before follow through can affect it, well it ain't.
    Learn to go back to basics when you are having problems. I should have listened to my own advice.
     
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