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Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:39 am
by jbullard1
I've been really disappointed in my New Ruger American 30-06 with the poor groups it shoots.
I've changed the scope twice and still was getting 3" at best groups at 100 yards.
Well today I found the reason.

:livid: :livid: :livid:

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:19 pm
by BIGERN76
Well, what was it? Inquiring minds want to know...

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:20 pm
by jbullard1
So simple it was stupid

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:02 pm
by terry08
Well come on man, spill the bean's.

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:34 pm
by jbullard1
Let's wait on the experts to chime in on this.

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:32 pm
by terry08
Who in the heck are the experts? I thought that was you.

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:41 pm
by jbullard1
Well I thought I was but after today I may have to retire. :W: :W:

The problem was loose action screws. After torquing them down and a few more rounds I shot this 300 yard group.
Now to let the shoulder recover and adjust the scope to be dead on at 300.

47.5 gr Varget pushing a 168 gr Speer Gold Match Hollowpoint in LC69 brass and Winchester primers.
OH! the Vortec Viper 6.5 x 20 scope has plenty eye relief.

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:52 pm
by terry08
Man that's awesome.

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:40 pm
by jv
And I thought that the problem was old age and old eye's

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:03 am
by terry08
I can't even see three hundred yards no more.

Re: Ruger American Not Grouping

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:25 pm
by jv
I was thinking the same thing Terry