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Sep-06-17, 
04:48 PM (MST)
"Factory load groups?"

Wondering what sort of groups would be expected at 500 yards factory loads.

I shoot 300 win mag browning stainless stalker, tripper at around 3 lbs 180 federal premium bonded tip?

One guy that does a lot of long range shooting said a 5-6 inch group maybe expected.

Is a Timney trigger worth trying? What are your thoughts?

The stock is fiberglass.

Thanks

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 RE: Factory lo...  RELH      Sep-06-17   1 
  RE: Factory lo...  Cahunter805      Sep-06-17   2 
   RE: Factory lo...  Zeke      Sep-07-17   3 
    RE: Factory lo...  huntin50      Sep-11-17   4 

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RELH
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Sep-06-17, 
05:11 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Factory load groups?"

5 inch groups at 500 yards is good. It SHOULD mean your rifle will shoot 1 inch or slightly less groups at 100 yards.
On numerous rifles I had my best luck with Federal factory ammo when testing rifles with factory ammo. Federal Premium is their best ammo for accuracy in the Federal line.
If your trigger is a smooth 3 lbs, you should not need a aftermarket trigger. This is a hunting rifle and any lighter trigger can lead to accidental discharge especially if you are wearing gloves during a cold weather hunt.

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Sep-06-17, 
05:31 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Factory load groups?"

With factory ammo at 500 5-6" would be great. Your trigger is up to you. If you like your current trigger and are comfortable with it then continue to use it. If it's not up to your standards a replacement can be installed.

There are many other factors involved in shooting groups that far but nothing beats practicing and testing your equipment and finding the right combo for you. I would test a variety of factory ammo and see what groups best to begin with. Just because it's a good group at 100 doesn't mean it be good at even 300 or beyond.

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Sep-07-17, 
01:47 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Factory load groups?"

echo:

If your rifle (and YOU) shoots consistent 5-6" groups at 500 yards, count yourself fortunate.

It's not unthinkable but it's a tall(er) order than some would suspect since most have never shot that far.

Zeke

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Sep-11-17, 
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4. "RE: Factory load groups?"

Thanks for the info.

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