Post by deadeye on Oct 18, 2015 19:09:11 GMT -5
#1-just slightly tighter bullet fit-say approx. 2-3lbs tighter loading resistance from the past
#2-cooler weather-high 40's
#3- new lot of h4198 vs. old lot vs. I4198-did not chrono any for this competition
#4-maybe just likes bullbag turned sidesways & cheaper rearbag(protector) vs. the seb co-axial rest.
**recent local 100yd. mz competition this last sat. & just a little of work the past week left me thinking** brain dead......
last week shooting getting ready for this comp really not much shooting but made multiple changes fwiw mainly shooting 3shot groups & monitoring from cold bore but no answers & maybe just as well!
last week putting I4198 vs. H4198 found my groups were approx. .1 tighter @ the 100yd mark...fwiw
once settling on a couple of charges all the sudden H4198(new jug) @ 73.0 w/ 327mh stood out..done this in the past with old H4198 jug.
.. load was loving the x-ring all week long....so pre-driving approx. 10 miles launched 2 for exact dial in from home range-bingo so off I go.
@competition I elected to not practice or shoot a fouler..time from last shot home range to approx. 1st shot in comp was approx. 3hrs.
our competitions at this shoot requires every person to use same bags/boards & etc..then we draw for shooting position-1st time ever I drew # 1 shooter.
so on to the line..as I was loading my first load the funnel clogged-thought oh boy here it goes again,dumped the vial remains & funnel pulling up gently as to take a look to see if powder kernals were dropping into barrel-none that I saw so turned gun upside down tapping looking for some that might have gotten into the bore-again nothing that I saw came out....hmmmmm no extra wad stuck in funnel etc so tossed the vial & reached for a new one.
loaded & with winds being very shifty & no wind flags down range took a look @ the grass movement-decided to go straight 10 ring x & see what happens-result-9' o'clock -X just in by a smidge. nice
shot # 2 elected to do the same- again connecting I almost the same bullet hole- nice approx. 2 shot .142grp
shot # 3 elected to hold just a little more into the conditions(3 o'clock withing the x ring) as I was slightly nervous about losing a X since playing on the very edge/I really wanted to finish 30/3x to force a possible shoot off if necessary as the traveling trophy was at stake. shot went exactly were my hold-off with wind drift was....whew...with the hold-off shot(#3) approx. .552
and the mz traveling trophy remains for another year holding it 3 straight yrs now.
time will tell I suppose/fwiw