Gunsmithing Articles

10 Rifle Shooting Myths


by Tom Tabor, Gun Digest contributing writer

This article was originally posted on and is excerpted from the Gun Digest 2013 book. It’s reused here with permission.

Rifle Shooting Myth 1: Damaged Bullet Points Hinder Accuracy

Down through the years, many gun writers have warned shooters that flattened and damaged bullet points can severely affect shooting accuracy. The issue is one primarily a product of cartridges having been stored inside the magazine of a heavy-recoiling rifle.

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