Well, as a friend of mine said, "You needed to continue to shoot and have patience taking your time putting different loads through your 30-06 Hawkeye and it would start shooting good the more you put through the Hawkeye." Well he was right and my hopes were founded on the belief that the evidence I was seeing suggested this M77 would begin to perform.
It was very windy today with gust hitting 30mph and a consent wind of 18-20mph but I just had to shoot because of my schedule this week.
I was using H4350 today that Knitepoet dropped off for me, because I was out of the stuff. I will show my worst group today, then the average group and then last but not least my smallest group for the day using 165gr bullets. Worst group was with Nosler BT, the second target is a Speer 165gr flat base SP which represents where most groups were and then the smallest group was 165gr Sierra HPBT which was .430"
I do not believe I will need to bed the rifle for it's use as a hunting rifle. I also believe I will have better groups as time goes on.
Worst group of the day
Average group of the day with fps
Best group of the day with fps