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quandary
07-16-2011, 10:30 PM
Picture a benchrest score target. While carefully aiming at the dot, I pull the trigger (dry firing) and the dot in my scope jumps from the dot on the target to the ten ring at the right. This, even I know, isn't right. This happens with both my bag guns, both with Jewel triggers, one an HV, and the other, an LV. What am I doing wrong? I tried being as delicate as I can be, but I can't seem to be consistent. It would be great if it did the same thing every time but it doesn't. I can shoot decent aggs (high teens) with the HV, but not with the LV. I think (?) I have the rest and rear bag set up right, but both Ratigan, and that other guy, what's his name?, oh yeah, Boyer, are kind of vague in their books about it. There's no one in my area, that I know of, doing the kind of precision shooting I'm attempting, and that this forum is dedicated to. Any advice as to what to look for would be welcome. I'm fully aware that I could be a ham fisted clutz, so if that's the problem, please say so.

Boyd Allen
07-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Are your butt stocks bottomed between your bag's ears?

quandary
07-16-2011, 11:11 PM
Are your butt stocks bottomed between your bag's ears?

Yes, Ratigan, If I understand him correctly says the buttstock shouldn't be bottomed, and Boyer says it should. I've tried squeezing the ears and not, to see if it made a difference. I can't seem to get repeatable results.

Al Nyhus
07-17-2011, 08:23 AM
Full length size a case with the decapping pin backed off so the fired primer stays in the case.

Drop this case in the chamber and see what happens. -Al

eww1350
07-17-2011, 10:33 AM
quandary.....you describe the crosshair jumping when dry firing...but what problem are you having with your groups/score...are you shooting free recoil or pinned?
Bench technique is important, but reading windflags better.. will have more effect than having your crosshair remain steady during dry firing...


Eddie in Texas

quandary
07-19-2011, 10:06 PM
Full length size a case with the decapping pin backed off so the fired primer stays in the case.

Drop this case in the chamber and see what happens. -Al

I finally had a chance to try this today. The jump is much less, so I spent some more time dry firing and found a technique that eliminates the problem completely. Thank you for your suggestion. When I shot Bullseye pistol I was taught to pull straight back on the trigger, this didn't work on my bench gun at all. Pulling back with an even pressure with the first joint of my index finger on the right edge (I'm right handed) of the trigger produced the best results. The movement of the dot in the scope was barely perceptible and settled where it started. My groups were better using that technique, as well.