View Poll Results: How many rounds do you use to judge a group?

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  • 2 x rounds

    1 0.91%
  • 3 x rounds

    47 42.73%
  • 4 x rounds

    5 4.55%
  • 5 x rounds

    52 47.27%
  • 6 x rounds

    1 0.91%
  • 7 x rounds

    0 0%
  • 8 x rounds

    0 0%
  • 9 x rounds

    0 0%
  • 10 x rounds

    2 1.82%
  • Other

    2 1.82%
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Thread: How many rounds make a group?

  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunk84 View Post
    Voted 3 ,if I'm not on target by then there's something wrong
    Same as that

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    3 minimum, 5 if you've got the balls and 10 if you really want to know the truth.
    Real men work a bolt.

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    what would ye say is an acceptable group size with a centrefire rifle for shooting deer,is a 3 shot group in a 2 inch circle at 120 yards not too bad,or could that be made a bit tighter wit bedding.

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    Thats grouping is well capable of taking deer at that range as the kill zone is probably almost 6inches on a big Red although most allow for a 4inch kill zone, even for your DSC 1 you only have to put 3 shots in a 4 inch bull at 100yards.

    You here alot of .25 MOA talk and IF you and your rifle can actually achieve that thats great... (you can never be to accurate) BUT most factory rifles will get between 1 and 1.5 MOA with factory ammo which translates to 1- 1.5 inches at 100 yards(Roughly).

    You might be able to get your group down with trying different types of Ammo or a bit of Gun Fetteling or just Practice but the main thing is ALWAYS shoot within your and your equipments Capabilities.

    Hope this helps....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 25-06 deerhunter View Post
    what would ye say is an acceptable group size with a centrefire rifle for shooting deer,is a 3 shot group in a 2 inch circle at 120 yards not too bad,or could that be made a bit tighter wit bedding.
    There have been untolds amount of deer killed with rifles with that level of accuracy over the years..

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    Have a look at this article if you want to understand the statistics behind this discussion.


    http://the-long-family.com/group_size_analysis.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorSharpe View Post
    Have a look at this article if you want to understand the statistics behind this discussion.


    http://the-long-family.com/group_size_analysis.htm
    Interesting

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    Here is a lovely quote from Laurie, well known to UK super accuracy shooters which pretty much sums up this debate:


    "Actually, consistently shooting groups that average 0.33" at 100, isn't as easy as many believe. ........ and we're talking five round groups. If we're shooting 3-round 0.33" groups, statistical analysis says that you have to multiply the group size by 1.28 to get the equivalent value for five shots, reducing that 0.33" to 0.27" if it's only a threesome."

    You can see the whole thread here:

    http://ukvarminting.com/topic/40746-6bra/?page=4

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    Ah that site

    Someone on Boards, I reckon a certain moderator, got me banned from there giving the Mods there his version of my time on Boards. Never went back

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