1,000 yard groups

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  1. 450AK

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    I'm just curious what you guys think decent size groups are at a thousand yards would be from a varmint rifle. I'm usually shooting from a bench or prone with a bipod up front and a rear bag or a monopod in the back. Just kind of wonder what you guys consider a respectable group size.
     
  2. Dan S

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    Just curious, what’s the caliber? Caliber, barrel length and bullet weight will decide.
     
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  3. 450AK

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    I have quite a few different combinations, but the one I've been shooting the most lately is a 6.5 Creedmoor, pushing a 147 grain ELDm at 2700.
     
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    Tough question to answer since conditions, your load development process, your gun handling skills, etc all need to be factored in. With that said, if I was shooting a 6.5 Creedmoor in a tuned varmint rifle off a bipod at 1K I would hope to be able to put down 8"- 10" 5 shot groups. Assuming this is with a factory action/barrel.

    Good Shooting

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  5. 450AK

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    I know there's a ton of different variables and it's a general question but assuming you have an accurate rifle and tuned handloads. It's more of a human error, shooting position question more than anything else. I know my rifle is accurate, it will shoot bug holes.
     
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    Go find out!
    There is a world of difference between groups at 100-300 yds., 600 yds. and 1000. Loads that are great at short range can easily fall apart past 300. Find a range and work your way out.
     
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  7. 450AK

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    LOL. I know what my gun shoots. That's not the question I asked. I shoot at a grand twice a week. But I usually shoot by myself and I'm looking for comparisons.
     
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  8. dkhunt14

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    If it doesn't shoot 5 shots under 10 inches, you need a new bullet, Load or gun. Matt
     
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    Under MOA in good conditions.....
     
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  10. 450AK

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    Thanks dkhunt14, so MOA or under are reasonable expectations.
     
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    Minute of coyote
     
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    All this and he finally got an opinion.
     
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  13. Bc'z

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    1/3 to 1/2 moa.
     
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  14. 450AK

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    Ive shot a few of those when it's dead calm.
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    But this is more the norm with wind.
     

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  15. SPJ

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    I would love to have the opportunity to shoot 1k twice a week! Or any week...
     
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  16. Bc'z

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    Are you using flags
     
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  17. 450AK

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    I'm fortunate to live 25 minutes from one of the two thousand yard ranges in Indiana.
     
  18. 450AK

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    Yes sir.
     
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  19. SPJ

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    Nice ,
    I'm jealous
     
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    Crane?
     
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