When is a load "accurate" enough?

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  1. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Great group Foxi. I like to stay 3/4 MOA or better. To a degree it really matters where you are hunting. If in cover where you will never see a 100 yd shot then 2 MOA will do the job. If you regularly have shot opportunities over 300 yds ( like eastern WY) then sub MOA is worth looking for. Like mentioned above confidence is very important. I want to know when I pull the trigger that the bullet is going to provide a fatal hit. Last May in Africa I passed on a Black Wilderbeast at close to 450 yds. Had a 15 mph cross wind and refused the shot. Next day I made a 1 shot kill at around 400 yds. The wind was much less and essentially behind me providing minimal wind drift to the bullet. The first one I thought I could make a hit. The second I knew I could make a clean kill. Working with your rifle provides confidence. Bruce
     
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  2. Pheroze

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    Well stated! I am going to have this engraved or tatooed somewhere I can see it everytime I go to take a shot! (y)(y)
     

  3. TokkieM

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    Just for you @Foxi, when accuracy meets skill:W Shotgun: FB_IMG_1437504327937.jpg
     
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  4. Rob404

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    I guess when your satisfied that you have done and tried everything possible to make your rifle as accurate as you can. I have some rifles that have been retired to the back of the closet as I am convinced they are good as there ever going to shoot and I am happy with the results, But I always have a few works in progress that keep me busy and broke
     

  5. Foxi

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    Wow.
    There can follow other an example ;);):
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  6. TokkieM

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    @Foxi you cannot "fire" a canon accurately if you hold it in your hands:ROFLMAO:
     
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  7. KMG Hunting Safaris

    KMG Hunting Safaris AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Legend

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    Yeah Tokkie, but I hear Sweden is pretty cold so......:E Big Grin:
     

  8. TokkieM

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    Marius it's Lion country when it's winter here Mate!!! Head and mane just head and mane:D
     

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    would you really crawl their manes ?
    Oh,it must be a long winter:(
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    (now duck and cover)
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  10. TokkieM

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    @Foxi next time you are in Africa let the PH explain "Leeu Koud" (Lion cold) to you! :D:D Cant do it on a public forum:ROFLMAO:
    Them there "Ladies" will scare the Lion right out of me:LOL:
     

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