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I am having fun reloading and I think I am making progress. I am finding it takes time to work up a load, but for my .243 I think I am almost there.

Here are two 5 shot groups from the other night @ 100 yards.

The elevation change was intentional.

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The one off to the right a bit on the lower group is probably just a flyer.

You're doing just fine, put a piece of tape over the "flyer" and swear it never happened. lol lol lol
If it was the last shot of the group that goes a little wayward, barrel could be getting a little hot.

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That's a good point. Be sure to let the barrel cool. Something that I sometimes forget.
If you let it cool between each shot. There's a possibility that they may go in the same hole. I know they will in my custom 270wsm.

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Hammer1 wrote:
The one off to the right a bit on the lower group is probably just a flyer.

You're doing just fine, put a piece of tape over the "flyer" and swear it never happened. lol lol lol
If it was the last shot of the group that goes a little wayward, barrel could be getting a little hot.

It was the last shot and I did rush it a bit.

I used a different powder that night too and didn't get the same results. The group was twice as large. Just amazing how different powders produce such different results.

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This is the second page of a three page article about barrel heating. These strips sound interesting for the serious shooter, personaly never knew they existed.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQY/is_4_47/ai_71323936/pg_2

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I used to shoot 5 shot group's but not often any more. If your hunting, anything after the third and usually the second is a hail mary. If your shooting bench rest, you need to shoot 10 to really know how your doing. I suppose that shooting pararie dogs or sage rats 5 shots would be alright but then I think 10 is better too.

When I take out my 6.5-06 to shoot long target's, I shoot 5 over about 10 min then set the gun in the shade, with breeze if possible, and walk to the target and back. Barrel still get's a bit warm. I don't shoot on hot sunny day's.

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