Originally Posted by elfmdl
I loaded my first batch of .45 acp the other day, when I went to test shoot them I shot from a rest at 50 feet, there were 2 very tight 4 shot clusters about 6 inches apart. Do you guys think that my handloads need a little tweaking or do you think it's the handgun?
If the groups are one above the other, its probably one of two things, breaking your wrist up if one group is substantially higher than the aiming point (assuming a proper sighting in). If one group is substantially lower than the aiming point, you could be breaking your wrist down, drooping your head down, or pushing the whole gun forward as you squeeze the trigger.
At a 25 yd target, 1/10" inch error in sight picture will result in a 2 to 3 inch error at the target with a handgun having a 6" sight radius. Thus if you are not aligning the sights exactly the same way every time, along with all the other fundimentals, the result can be as you discribe.