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#418377 - 09/26/07 09:50 PM Re: Omega group size ? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
trap55555
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Thanks for the update FD75,
I watched my DVD that came the gun last night, I was surprised that the guy, swap a wet patch then a dry patch after every shot.

I will be spending some time on the range this weekend with Hornady 250gr SSTs. I went to GanderMountain yesterday looking for TC Shockwaves in 250gr they had none, got online with Cabelas they had none,....Hornady's SST and XTP this weekend. I also have some 300gr SST, I may give them a ride down the tube.

group'em tight,
Wally
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#424044 - 09/30/07 10:05 PM Re: Omega group size ? [Re: trap55555]
trap55555
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OK, I spent a few hours at the range (ORSA) Sat. shooting different loads from my Omega. After watching the Thompson Center video I decided that I would clean between each shot. I used a patch wet with Number 13 cleaner, swapping 1 or 2 patches until clean, then dry patches until dry. Some down between some shots as people coming and going at the range, posting targets then retrieving them.....

I used loose 777, winchester 777 primers, Hornady 250gr SST, sand bags, measured 100yds on our range. Zero scope adjustments until Target #5 and then I did not make enough adjustment. All of the aim points are the center. NOTE that the squares on the paper are NOT 1" squares.

The target above was the first target with 100gr. I thought that this was "it" as I discounted the first shot which was the one in the lower right. I wanted to count it as a flyer because I used a bullet seater that I thought could have deformed the point. I questioned my third shot because I could not find it at first from the bench. But on closer inspection the two bullets made one hole. But I would move on and try another load.


Above I moved to 110gr... not real bad, about 1.75" center-to-center. 110gr better then 120gr may be the trick.

Above 120gr (notice how the center of the group is moving up a little?) It looks like the grouping is trying to open up a little here at 120gr. 4 shots in this group.

OK, here (above) I go back to 100gr and check if those three on target #1 are the real thing. Well.... 3 shots about 2.5" . I was a little disappointed, hoping that the one away from the group on target #1 was a flyer.... I guess not.


This was after a scope adjustment.... not much of an adjustment...ay

Here this a 50 yard shot to check where (how high) the bullet is at 50 yards. Its flat... I think I can stand to go up a some on the scope... but I think it is very huntable like it stands. OK, that's enought time for today... gota go more later?

BTW, I handload for all of my centerfire rifles and they all shoot about 1.25" or better. So I'm not done with this muzzy yet.

feedback welcome,
Wally
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#424241 - 10/01/07 06:08 AM Re: Omega group size ? [Re: trap55555]
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Trap55555,

As others have pointed out, the Omega is capable of MOA accuracy with the right bullet and powder combination. Good luck finding that with your gun. It can be tricky and time consuming.
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