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100 yard zero changing

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Unread 01-31-2013, 07:52 AM
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100 yard zero changing

Whenever I go shooting I always start at 100 yards to check my zero. It usually take 1/4 Moa or so in some direction to get it on. The atmospherics are the same plus or minus 10 degrees or so an this is non clean cold bore shooting. I will do nothing to my rifle when I am done shooting, go back next weekend and it is off again. I handle it carefully and it is a leupold mark 4 with badger rings/ base. So I don't think anything is shifting on me. I make sure there is no parallax before I start. Also using the same lot of components. I have noticed it with me with other rifles as well as other people going through the same thing. Anyone else have this problem? What can cause this?
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    Unread 01-31-2013, 01:03 PM
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    Re: 100 yard zero changing

    Also it i am firing from the prone off bipods.
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    Unread 01-31-2013, 01:42 PM
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    Re: 100 yard zero changing

    So at @ 100 how tight is the grouping? When it is off by .25 moa, is it vertical or horizontal.

    If the scope is good, bases etc are tight, and the lug screws torqued properly then my guess is scope to shooter eye alignment is the issue. Your cheek is not lining up exactly the same place and your eye aligment is off. This is not uncommon.
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    Unread 01-31-2013, 01:47 PM
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    Re: 100 yard zero changing

    practice shooter positioning, make SURE it's the same each and every time.
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