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If you believe the rifle is good and have shot a known good load, my guess would be your bags/rest setup is giving you trouble. If the first shot is a flyer, I'd ask if the rifle returns to rest and is on target? Tracking on recoil and free sliding is important to any kind of consistency.
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update on the gun... I added a 1/2 gr to the load and held the gun as solid as I could off the bags and shot some very impressive groups. Ragged holes at 200 yds.. Just wanted to say thank you all for the input.
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does the first shot consistently hit in the same place away from your zero? If so what your experiencing is a cold bore shot. for instance If the first shot always goes a little high, and left. Note that remember it. That is where your cold bore shot is. what you have to do is compensate for the cold bore shot. lets say 1/2in high and 1 inch left. hold a 1/2in low and 1 inch to the right. then hold dead on for the next 4 shots. a lot of barrels have this problem with a cold bore. another note take your cleaning rods and patches to the range. when your done shooting clean the barrel good. then before you leave send 4 or 5 rounds down range, take it home and put it up. a lot of barrels will shoot better after the have fouled a little.