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Old 08-29-2012, 09:24 PM
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Shooting groups at distance

Hello all,

I have a 260 Rem. and have it shooting dead on at 100 yards but when I shoot at 200 through 400, that's as far as I've been so far, my groups are still tight but they are all off to the right and I am not quite sure as to what I am doing to make that happen.

I am thinking that i am canting my rifle to the right, I am a right handed shooter, in order make my scope stay vertical. My stock is an HS Precision with palm swell and I have a XLR Industries cheek rest on it.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks hunter966
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:59 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

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Hello all,

I have a 260 Rem. and have it shooting dead on at 100 yards but when I shoot at 200 through 400, that's as far as I've been so far, my groups are still tight but they are all off to the right and I am not quite sure as to what I am doing to make that happen.

I am thinking that i am canting my rifle to the right, I am a right handed shooter, in order make my scope stay vertical. My stock is an HS Precision with palm swell and I have a XLR Industries cheek rest on it.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks hunter966
Just get a scope level and set the rifle up level using the action rails, then use the level to
set the scope and reticle level.

Then while shooting read the level on every shot and that should minimize your issues.

Canting the scope in the rings and and canting the rifle is a common probablem.

I like the scope mounted levels and the action levels and use both at the same time for
best set up results.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

How far to the right?
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:49 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

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Hello all,

I have a 260 Rem. and have it shooting dead on at 100 yards but when I shoot at 200 through 400, that's as far as I've been so far, my groups are still tight but they are all off to the right and I am not quite sure as to what I am doing to make that happen.

I am thinking that i am canting my rifle to the right, I am a right handed shooter, in order make my scope stay vertical. My stock is an HS Precision with palm swell and I have a XLR Industries cheek rest on it.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks hunter966
A lot of things come into play once you leave 100 yards. Botail verses flat base...has the bullet settled down etc. Make things right at 200 then go back to 100 yards and see what you got. If you were canting right impact would be to the left.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:16 AM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

If the further out you go the further right you shoot then its probably cause you're crosshair isn't plumb with the center of your bore. Check out a tool at brownells called the EXD engineering vertical reticle instrument, I got one of these and it works nice, I just set it up when im mounting a scope and i set a plumb Bob out about 20 or 30 yards and while maintaining the level on the vertical reticle instrument just turn the scope til the vertical crosshair is perfect with the plumb Bob, once you have it right on just run through your elevation adjustment to make sure the crosshairs don't deviate from the plumb Bob, if thats where the problem is that'll take care of it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:18 AM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

And definitely put a scope level.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

My groups are roughly 5.5" right, I am shooting 140 gr. A max's on top of 46 gr. of H4831SC.
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