Did some more range work today and am not totally satisfied but comfortable that a shot through a clean gun will produce a kill shot.
I had a heck of a time two weeks ago. The large group pic the first shot is in the red border @ 100 yds. the two highest shots are #2 & #3!
the first two shots were taken without running a patch of any kind. the 3rd was a wet patch and two dry without the breech plug removed.
So after looking for info anywhere i could find it over the last two weeks I talked to a buddy of mine who had worked in the gun dept at a big box hunting store. he told me at a range day once with a rep from CVA they wet patch and then dry patch after every shot with the breech plug removed.
so the 'SMALLER GROUP" pic the high left target was the beginning target first shot hit the red again #2 is high and #3 I believe is in the same hole as the first.I then switched to hornady SST sabot rounds in a 300 gr bullet. that group is in the lower left of the " SMALLER GROUP" pic. I did`nt like that group so I went back to the 250 gr powerbelt aerolite and took 6 more shots at the target. all shots were 1 wet patch and 2 dry with the breech removed. this was all using 100 gr of pyrodex pellets.
I`m not a huge rifle shooter and was doing all this off of a sandbag and a riser at the DNR range it is a bit annoying to shoot there to say the least, the lanes are designed to overload just about any hearing protection known to man unless you use earmuffs over earplugs.
have a good day
thanks for the pic of the primer holder Wanderer, I have to get me one of those.