You're really trying to start an argument..... aren't you? :)
Ok. I'll bite. You know you're not gonna win this, don't you?
In my thread on powder charges < .5 ....... just click on the web address and that should convince you that they are accurate. I'm not really all that good a bench shot so if you want to see some in the 1/4"and 3/8” area, maybe I can prevail on one of the members here who can supply me with targets I'll take pictures of and put on my web site to prove the point. How 'bout it Bob?
Of course we have to know your definition of accurate. For that I'll take some of the targets you've posted on here and elsewhere as a reference for your definition. The targets posted far exceed your standards.
Now if you want to compare the accuracy some of the CBA match shooters get then I have no doubt that some might be able to shoot better groups on average than those shown.
But the big premise you're forgetting is that the SS shooters are only trying to shoot SS guns to the best accuracy possible for those guns. That is their hobby so how could they be wasting their time? You might as well say the CBA shooters ought to stop wasting their time and start shooting jacketed bullets.
If you want more proof that SS's might be competitive to a bolt gun all you have to do is look at the match reports listed in the FS. I make it a point to do the comparisions and it seems like the SS guys win their fair share when shooting their SS PBB's against the bolt gun GC's.
How can this be true? I've read about the inferior SS accuracy with 2 piece stocks for years, and so have you.
I've read about inferior buttstock-not-bolted-to-the-frame SS accuracy even recently on the ASSRA forum.
Your and other targets, and the CBA results, data, seem to suggest that this piece of conventional wisdom is wrong. Are you going to let data, evidence, trump conventional wisdom?
Are you suggesting that this might be our first result? Can we write this down? Something like:
"The story that SS rifles aren't accurate because of 2 piece stocks is not true, they are or can be accurate. The buttstock-not-bolted-to-the-frame SS inferior accuracy story is also not true."
Are you? Huh?
A bold step, indeed. Calling 50 years of gun articles and writers wrong.