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Old 06-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #1
 
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SA Mil-Spec shotgun pattern

:cry: I purchased an SA Mil-spec and the first time (and ever since) on the range I found that the accuracy at 25 feet is nil. I'm on the paper but that's about it. Basically I am at a loss at what I can do to improve it. I know it's not me because I also have a Kimber compact that I can get pretty good groups out of.
 
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Old 06-26-2002, 11:13 AM   #2
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I have a new Mil-Spec .38 Super, and am underwhelmed at the grouping, too. I shot a bunch of five-shot groups, from a supported sitting postion, at eighteen yards. The groups were about 4". I shot control groups with my Kart-barreled .45, and was able to keep four-of-five touching.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 12:19 PM   #3
 
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The slide to frame seems like a tight fit and I had some ideas on my own like maybe changing the bushing to NM or even replacing the barrel, but I thought that I'd wait for some opinions before handing out my hard earned cash.
 
 
Old 06-26-2002, 12:24 PM   #4
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I can't resist the urge to tinker, either. The bushing seems to be a good fit, if only finger-tight, and the wear pattern on the slide stop pin and barrel lower lugs seems to indicate good lock-up at the rear, too. The firing pin strikes are dead-center. I'll probably try a fitted bushing. Of course, it's possible that white box hardball isn't the most accurate Super ammo on the market!
 
Old 06-27-2002, 04:16 AM   #5
 
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I have a Mil-Spec 9x23 SA and I took it out one day and tried to hit a paper plate at 15 yards, I couldn't do it. Went right home and got a few different loads and went back to the range. The original bullets were 124 west coast (practice ammo) and the match rounds were 130 Zeros. I couldn't hit the plate with the west coast loaded bullets but cut one hole with the Zeros.

You may have one of those guns that needs a particular load.
 
Old 06-27-2002, 12:26 PM   #6
 
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I think I'll start with the bushing and then try a different load. We'll see how this works. Thanks
 
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