Point of bullet impact vary 2' at 7 yrds?

Point of bullet impact vary 2' at 7 yrds?

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    Point of bullet impact vary 2' at 7 yrds?

    On another forum someone mentioned that when they use the cheaper ammo for their J-Frame at the range - the point of impact for the bullet is off about 2 feet different than when they shoot their defense carry ammo (shooting distance 7 yards).
    Has anyone else ever heard of something like that?

    He didn't mention what J-Frame or if snubby or not.
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    I'm sure it would be slightly different, but 2' sounds more like operator error to me.
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    2 inches maybe ... assuming you meant 2 feet - that would be IMO serious op' error as sixto says

    It is reckoned that many snubs are POA=POI at that sorta range with a 158 bullet load. Lighter bullets can and do alter this by a small amount, going a shade lower. I doubt cheaper is the entire key but more the bullet weight - plus of course the 'power factor'.
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    Hard to think operator error since it's consistent every range session. One point of impact with cheap ammo - 2 ft off when swap to the good stuff.
    If operator error I'd think it'd be 2 ft off every few shots no matter what ammo was used....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    Hard to think operator error since it's consistent every range session. One point of impact with cheap ammo - 2 ft off when swap to the good stuff.
    If operator error I'd think it'd be 2 ft off every few shots no matter what ammo was used....
    I agree with you, but 2' is a lot in that short distance no matter how cheap, powerful in what ever weight you choose.
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    I have a bean shooter that will do better than that at 7 yards.

    The ONLY time I've seen close to that much of a difference would be how low the SPEER plastic bullets (no powder only primer) impact ~ as compared to hot factory ammo.

    The SPEER plastic will shoot WAY LOW because it's ZERO recoil.
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    My j-frame prints about 4" difference at 7 yards from a rest between the GDSB load and 148-gr wadcutters, but 2 feet sounds like a lot. I totally believe he's hitting 2 feet away offhand, because of the different characteristics of 38 spl loads. I'd be hard-pressed to believe that he's getting 2 feet off a rest though.

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    2 feet at 7 yards? At that rate you couldn't hit a barn wall from the inside at 25 yards. That can't be right.
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