BE MORE THAN A Wannabe PART II
The Black Powder Cartridge News|Summer 2021
Since my first article was published in Issue No. 113 of The Black Powder Cartridge News, I have received several emails and groups from readers.
Ed Decker

At 50 yards, on some targets, I have noticed a little bullet tipping. However, until we get out to longer distances, I won’t worry too much about that, as there are several factors that account for this such as different weight bullets and designs that stabilize at different distances. One set of targets had tipping with one weight bullet but not another. I will work with unbalanced bullets on a one-on-one basis as this is a whole different subject. The photo to the left shows good windage, but I suspect the shooter did not have consistent buttstock to shoulder position, causing the up and down stringing, or something else with position. The first three shots look like they’re in the same hole.

Now, to those shooters who have five shots all touching on the plumb line at 50 yards, and the front sight and rear sight are on zero, the bullet seems to be stable, so move forward to 100 yards. Those who haven’t accomplished this, if you sent me a photo of your groups and I have responded, then try what I suggested and let me know if it worked.

For those shooters moving to 100 yards, set up the same target at 100 yards, plumb the plumb line, make a larger aim point, and do the same as at 50 yards. Send me a photo of your groups if you wish.

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