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

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Thread: How many rounds make a group?

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    Default How many rounds make a group?

    How many rounds do you need to judge a group size?

    I use x 3 rounds in the .204 as the barrel is light & the load heats the barrel quickly.

    Poll attached from 2-10 & 'other' rounds per group.

    Please comment, discuss your choice, reasons for same & vote
    Last edited by Bunny Shooter; 25-08-2012 at 22:12.

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    I voted for ten, but in reality then to get a fair reading of your gun and ammos performance, it has been proven that statistically you should shoot 5 groups of 7 for best results in real world tests.

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    For hunting accuracy I would consider 3-5 groups as enough.

    For competition and target shooting in anything highly competitive, I would say 5 minimum and 10 is amazingly reassuring.

    All of the above is irrelevant if the gun and ammo combo dont give consistent results so thats the first starting point, finding the right round for your gun.

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    I voted 3, I reckon its all I need to know to see if its an accurate round, I always shoot them from a cold clean bore same as if I was hunting, I think 5 shots leaves me open to shooter error and wind which could give me a false reading on the ammunition's accuracy.

    3 shots for the ammo, 5+ for the shooter.
    Last edited by BforBarney; 26-08-2012 at 00:48.
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    3 as i only use the 223 for foxes and i dont need to be using loads of ammo up,once you can get 3 shots in a nice group and then fire the rifle cold and your stil on zero thats all i need. With the 22 i could do 5 or even 10shot groups just cause the ammos cheaper.
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    Voted 3 ,if I'm not on target by then there's something wrong
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    I voted 5 but that would be for when looking to see if a round suited the barell. If you have a proven suitable round then I think 3 rounds is suitable to see if the rifle is grouping tightly. So for me it's a bit of a two tier question
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    I normally go for 5, 'cause sometimes you might get a flyer in the batch and it'll throw the result.

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    I'm in the same boat as Doyle. I shoot 5 when trying to find the most accurate round, but only shoot 3 when zeroing.

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    traditionally I was a 3 shot group man, but in the last year or so I have converted to 5.

    I think you just get more out of it in many ways, both in terms of confidence and information.

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