By Graham Baates
YouTube personality, Graham Baates, discusses real-world accuracy.
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- How many times have you heard claims that rifle X or ammunition Y is guaranteed to shoot sub minute-of-angle groups?
How many times have you or a friend owned such a rifle and ammunition and not seen those promised results?
Chances are neither the ammunition manufacturer nor rifle builder were lying, but rather those items weren’t given the “ideal” conditions.
Those who have spent some time behind a rifle understand there are several variables effecting accuracy. Barrel harmonics, barrel temperature, humidity, wind, reticle-to-target contrast, favorite baseball team, shirt color, and many more. Some of these are easily within our control and others not.
The point is that unless you are going to mount your barreled action in a laboratory rest you shouldn’t worry about the perfect group unless that’s the type of shooting you’re aiming for.