I am looking for input on my scope. This scope has not been adjusted other then a few clicks today to get it zeroed and on the paper previously. I am still load testing...but wanted to see if it tracked correctly and the reticle was true with the bore. Just trying to see if I may be over reacting to how it tracks.
Rifle is purely a hunting gun that has to ride in a full scabbard on a horse horizontal under a stirrup. I also pack it when walking. It weighs 10.4 lbs fully ready to hunt with ammo, sling, and bipod.
Scope - Leupold Vari X III 6.5x20 with target knobs.
Rifle - 300RUM
Load..the load I used is a solid -1.000 performer of a 165gr at 3600fps.
How I shoot her during load testing. When I find the load I want and sight her in it will be fully rigged and shot prone and over my back pack. I had shot it just over 80 rounds with no scope adjustments as I am working on loads. So it should have been settled in I would think.
The overal view of the target with the alternative rounds fired. The first one starts at the junction and the other ends up where a full turn on the turret ends up. I measured 16" from center of group to center of group.
This is the bottom aiming point. I only marked the first two shots as it settled in after that and stayed consistent.
This is the top group with a full turn on the adjustment. It should have been 15" but seemed they repeated better then the bottom group.
Is this normal...or do I have some stuff wrong? Would appreciate any input from those who have twisted in adjustment on a Leupold. No...I can not afford to buy a new scope.
Oh yeah...this is intended to be a 1000+ yard rifle.