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Targets Tell All
These targets, and many more, travel
with me to the public shows and shoots I attend.
Note: There are two types of targets
shown here. If I'm testing projectile design, trigger systems,
etc., I'll need to shoot groups, yet the sights may not be perfectly
aligned. This accounts for the targets shown with off center groups.
Those which are centered, were printed after the sights were fine
tuned. Clearly, "accuracy potential" is demonstrated
in group size. A good "Score" is the result of adding
refined sighting to accuracy potential.
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This is a 5 shot group from a Ranger
It was shot, by me, in the shop here
- at 37 ft. A 22 premier will stick in the hole.
This is a 50 Yard three shot
cloverleaf. Shot by me, before witnesses, at our Monday night
The rifle was a Ranger
22 Magnum shooting 22 premiers at 1,100 fps.
Yes, I know, supersonic usually isn't
best, yet; we could hear the sonic crack with each shot.
This 50 yard group was shot,
with a prototype .457 Expedition, by Tom
Gaylord. It measures 1.21" c/c
Round ball are not the best for consistent
accuracy. This wasn't too shabby though - was it?
As you can see from the 800 fps, even
205 ft lbs gives a flat trajectory in 45 caliber.
This 50 yard target was shot,
by me, with a 440 Expedition Rendezvous
The slug was my own 191.5 grain spool
slug - cast in a Barnes Die
That's three holes cutting at fifty
yards, with open Barnes sights.
I shot this 75 Yard group at
our club's rifle range. The rifle was the prototype
This group is 1 11/16" c/c at
75 yards (Just under 1 3/4")
The following week, I won the Michigan
shoot with this rifle.
These were 383.3 grain spools. I was
shooting approx. 300 ft. lbs. at this time with Barnes Iron Sights.
New Barnes .452 Raptor Slugs - shot
from a Barnes Dakota Class Expedition pcp rifle
That's a three shot group about 9/16"
c/c at fifty yards
I have the technology to perfectly
match the slug to the individual rifle - that's what you need
for this kind of accuracy.
That's a three shot .386" c/c
50 yard group with the .452 Raptor Slug
Steve Minner of Florida shot it on
12-23-99 with his new Barnes Dakota
Great shooting Steve! You beat me .
Wait a minute . . . that's a "trophy
group" with an expensive FT rifle in .177 - right?
Nope! That's three 45 Caliber holes!!!!
These are 100 yard groups Gary shot
in February 00
Rifle was Gary's personal Alpine Class
That's MOA and 1/2 MOA @ 100 yards
Barnes rifle, Barnes barrel, Barnes
From the 7-06-00 Range Session with
the 45 Nitro Express
Sub MOA - Sub 1/2 MOA
All Barnes Equipment: Lock/Stock/Barrel/Bullet
Molds/Bullet Sizing Dies
Keep coming back to this page for updates as I range
test new combinations of features.
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