View Full Version : Accuracy help please

11-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi,I'm a beginner shooting in the UK benchrest 50m,10.5lb class comp for the first time,the target being the same as the IR50/50,My rifle is a Weihrauch HW66, 5 shot bolt action,with a Weaver T36,using Eley Match EPS.Caldwell front bag,and Protektor Rabbit ear rear bag,the front rest is home made from a milling vice and exceptionally heavy,and mounted on a very solid table.My scores however are not great,best being 233 and 235 in still conditions,the bulk of my shots are hitting 9, and 10's,which leads me to believe the set-up is potentially OK,but my overall scores are being ruined by a tendency to drop 2 or 3 shots into the black for 6's,all around the 6 O'clock position.After shooting a lot of cards in practise,with different ammo,I don't feel it is movement in the bag/rest set-up itself,could it be a case for bedding the action,or can anyone suggest a different cause,

Fred J
11-10-2008, 06:42 PM
Andy, are you shooting single shot or feeding from the magizine? Could be shaving the bullets and not getting the most out of it.

11-10-2008, 06:50 PM
Hi Fred,thanks for your reply,yes I am feeding from the mag although I have not noticed a difficulty in closing the bolt,but I'll certainly try hand feeding.thanks