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If you want to shoot smaller groups, make sure that you have something (actually, several things) in front of you, so that you can see what the wind is doing. Also, don't bother with the old "I only shoot when the wind is not blowing" thing. Wilbur Harris answered that best when he said that it is amazing how just setting up a few wind flags can make the wind start to blow. It's not all the rifle and the load. Also, there are some basic mistakes in rest setups that I see almost every time that I go to the range. The rifle needs to be supported in the right places, be able to slide easily, and be stable enough, on the bags, that holding it perfectly still is not a big issue.
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I have a Lead Sled and I put a small towel in the butt rest to help cusion the rifle and it also helps to steady it some.
When I shoot for groups I like multiple 5 shot groups and I don't worry about the wind to much. First thing in the morning around 0700 on a nice calm day I feel the wind isn't really an issue out to 300 yards. The range is up against a hill with berms on both sides so is kinda protected
If I can get an inch moa with my AR and an inch and a half moa with my 06 I think thats about as good as those guns are going to shoot. ( factory ammo with the 06)
I have an Fulton Armory Titan (AR10) heavy barrel I still need to break in so I don't know what that gun will do yet but I think all this brass/ammo info will help me with the 308 too.