Actually, I looked back just now, and you had the right group size listed in your post. I just transposed it incorrectly. Either way, that's a great group size in my book. :thumb:
I'll give a 5- or 7-shot group a try next time I go to the range (using the same bipod and sandbag setup again) and see what happens. I honestly don't know how consistent I can be at this point. However, with two groups in a row under an inch though, it does boost my confidence in my shooting fundamentals a bit, and that's probably a good thing for me. But, who knows, I may have just gotten lucky. Like I said in an earlier post, I was beginning to have serious doubts about my abilities before last weekend, so I'm really not sure what I'm capable of. If it goes the same way it usually does when I shoot handguns, I will probably have some really good days, with quite a few not so good days mixed in. Oh well. That's what makes it fun. I like the challenge. I guess I'll find out soon.
I'll try to produce a couple more sub-MOA groups before ditching the sandbags, just in an effort to further prove the gun's capabilities with this round in my mind. I figure that once I've done that, I have no one to blame but myself when I have crappy range days in the future.
But, I also don't want to get too dependent on the sandbags because I don't fancy myself as being a benchrest-type shooter. I've always had more of a "hunter mentality" with shooting, meaning that I want to know what I can honestly do with my gun in the field under less-than-ideal conditions. Nothing at all wrong with benchrest shooting, I just don't envision myself doing much of it. Although, I have to say that it is pretty rewarding when I see small group sizes, regardless of what method is used to put them on the paper.