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Unread 07-06-2009, 04:42 PM
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Box Test

Would someone give me a detailed description of how to shoot a box test?
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    Unread 07-06-2009, 04:56 PM
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    Re: Box Test

    Pretty easy.

    Put up a target that has no holes in it. Larger the better. Put a single dot in the center of it.

    Shoot 1 round at the center,
    Adjust scope 5moa up and 5moa left, shoot one round.
    Adjust scope 10moa down, shoot one round
    Adjust scope 10moa right, shoot one round
    Adjust scope 10moa up, shoot one round
    Adjust scope 5moa down and 5moa left, shoot one round.

    You can do that a couple times and you should have 5 nice groups, one in the center and one on each corner.

    Then you can measure your groups and see that the centers are 10moa apart at the corners.

    There are several ways to shoot it, but this is a simple method. One hint, keep track of where you are at with a piece of paper at the bench. Also, let the barrel cool between shots. Be very precise with every shot, aim all your shots at the center. Some folks shoot the corners first, then shoot the center (that way you have a very consistent aimpoint without any holes in it. Also, make sure you know your exact yardage, so your measurements will work correctly.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Box Test

    When I hear box test, I'm thinking scope.
    If this is what your after, it is to check the tracking of your scope.
    No set things, just shoot your small group center of target, then crank up and over right "say up 3 MOA and over 3 MOA" shoot then go down 6 MOA and shoot, then crank 6 MOA to the left and shoot, then up 6 MOA and shoot, then right 3 MOA and down 3 MOA and shoot back into your starting group.

    Each group should be 6 MOA apart in the four corners and a group in the middle from the start/end.

    Only lets you know if your scope is tracking, the bigger box the more you learn as far as how far each click is really moving the cross.

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    HA HA AJ beat me to it!!!!
    Now I know what AJ has been doing wrong! He shoots counter clock wise!!

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    HA HA AJ beat me to it!!!!
    Now I know what AJ has been doing wrong! He shoots counter clock wise!!

    Cam

    Actually, I suppose clockwise would be correct in this hemisphere

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    Re: Box Test

    Thanks guys, just checking.

    I am having a difference of opinion with a scope manufacturer on "how to shoot a box test". Strangely when I shoot the scope, it is consistently off with this method. I was sure I was right but wanted to hear it from someone else I know and trust.....thanks.
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    Re: Box Test

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    Thanks guys, just checking.

    I am having a difference of opinion with a scope manufacturer on "how to shoot a box test". Strangely when I shoot the scope, it is consistently off with this method. I was sure I was right but wanted to hear it from someone else I know and trust.....thanks.

    What are your measurements? Is it consistently moving corner to corner, or not returning to center? Let us know, I'm intrigued.

    Thanks,
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