Lowered my blood pressure at the range today. Took the Marlin XL-7 in 30-06 and the springer xd 40 since I havn't played with it in a while. All rifle shots were at 100 yds, with 2 different types of ammo, Win ballistic silvertips 150g and fed premium 165 g. I took both for comparison. Range was Sumach Creek near Chatsworth, GA, that was my first time there. It is in a pretty nice setting in the foothills of the mountains.
First group/3 was the fed which came up with a cold bore @ 15/16"(.9375").
Next I put a group/3 on the paper with win silvers @ 5/8"(.625")
Well i thought about that for a second...the feds cost like twice as much as the win. at $40 so I put another group/3 on paper with the barrel hot and it opened up more to like 2".
I did another group with the same results. Maybe I was pulling the shots, even though I don't think I was, I should've done another group with the wins but after that last group my wee little shoulder was getting beat up. I can't see how some of you guys pop those bigger calibers repeatedly. Anyways, as bad as it hurts my feelings I guess I will just stay with the cheaper wins. I suppose the rifle just likes the lighter ammo.