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Old 07-06-2003, 08:01 PM
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Horizontal Stringing

So what would make my groups string horizontally at 100 yards.

Shooting 7mm RUM, 160 GR Nosler Accubonds.

Wind 3 to 8 mph pretty much directly toward the bench.

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:27 PM
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Re: Horizontal Stringing

Thanks S1,

The Lightforce 20 MOA tapered scope base is glued to the action with blue loctite. Leupold PRW rings are still tight.

Suppose it could be the scope, it is a 30mm Leupold 6.5x20 50 mm LRT, with side focus.

This would explain a lot. This rifle has never shot as well as expected. Could have been the scope all along. It is the only scope I have ever had on this rifle.

Any way to test the scope without taking it off?

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:58 PM
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Re: Horizontal Stringing

The 7mm RUM kicks no more.

With the addition of the muzzle break and 4 pounds of lead in the stock it barely kicks as much as the 25-06 now.

I suppose I could try the Nikon 6.5x20 Monarch.

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:50 AM
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Re: Horizontal Stringing

-Poor shooting position. Bad natural point of aim.

-Recoil anticipatory behaviour.

It isn't always the rifle that performs bad. Sometimes it is...
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Re: Horizontal Stringing

Seating depth can also be a factor.
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