So I just bought a 22-250 howa. 100 yards I can group pretty nice but when I go back to 200 I get paper plate sized groups… I’m shooting 55gr. Hornadys. Thinking maybe a lighter grain? Any thoughts would be appreciated I don’t know much about this stuff.
I’ve been shooting all my life. I remounted a scope after taking off my x sight the other day. I lost some parts for the old rings so I had to start from scratch. I was in a hurry for a hunt and my eye relief was 1/4 inch off. Still clear as day but not spot on. I was getting 1.5 inch groups and that gun stacked in the past. Once I adjusted where I put my head, it was stacking again. There are many other tiny variables that can effect your accuracy. Look through this post and check each one. Beer can sized group at 100 is not acceptable for ethical kills. Go to the range with many types of ammo and lots of targets, eventually you’ll be stacking them
Something is off. With a 22-250 from a sled you should be tearing 1 ragged hole at 100 and still punching groups the size of a dime at 200. Check ammo, check that the barrel is free floated, bed the action, make sure the scope is properly torqued,
Try finding the bullet your gun likes and let the barrel cool every few shots. My howa is deadly accurate for shot 1 or two then goes everywhere after that. It’s a cheap gun so I dealt with it when I I couldn’t afford a better gun but it’s been in the closet for 15 years.