I was visiting with a friend the other day. I was bragging about the group my father had shot that weekend with my rifle. I was explaining that he had shot basically a one hole group at 100 yards. It actually measured .073". Now this wasn't a sanctioned event or even with paper backers so its by no means infallable.
Anyway, this Know it all guy pipes up that his coyote hunting rig (Winchester M70 Coyote in 223) will shoot groups better than that all day long.
I took it for a while, when I had heard enough I said: "Hey, lets just drive out and shoot a couple of groups for kicks". At this he said that he had other things to do and was way too busy to waste time with me. So, I said how bout we do it this weekend. Are you busy this weekend? He agreed. Now I've seen some Model 70 that will shoot lights out, with the right hand load but this wasn't one of them. And he was shooting factory ammo, so I knew he couldn't live up to his talk. So he shoots the first group, about 3/4 ". Not bad but far from a one holer all day long. So I pull out my cooper 250 and lay down a .238" group. Not too shaby.
Of course he blames it on the wind, bad rest, etc. So I think to myself, time to shut this guy up.. So I ask him if he wants to shoot for $100 best group. He agrees with a little proding. So I ask if he wants me to shoot first or second. he say first. So I settle down and fire 4 into a little bitty hole, honest to goodness. I put the fifth one in and push the bolt closed. As I'm adjusting the rest I guess I brushed the trigger cause the thing went off. Scared the bejesus outa me. Spread my nice one holer to a nice 3.5 " group. Needless to say I lost my c note.