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Old 08-30-2012, 01:05 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

a 25 mph full value wind would also do that
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:25 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

I'm seeing the same thing. One rifle I have will shoot about 2" right at 200 yards when center at 100, and the other shoots 1.5" left at 200 when centered at 100.

I think I need to verify that the crosshairs actually track vertical when I dial for further ranges.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:59 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

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I'm seeing the same thing. One rifle I have will shoot about 2" right at 200 yards when center at 100, and the other shoots 1.5" left at 200 when centered at 100.

I think I need to verify that the crosshairs actually track vertical when I dial for further ranges.

If your shooting tight groups (1" or so) with many many shots at 200 then I would say the bullet is not settled at 100 yards. Botails are known to "wobble" until out a ways 200 yards +.If your shooting a flat based bullet then other issues are in play as the flat based bullets settle quite quickly. Get the thing on at 200 then move out to 300-400 and see how it goes. All this assumes the scope has been installed properly and the vertical is in line with the bore and the rifle is mechanically sound and you are a proficient shooter. Of course there is always the load your using.

If your dead on at 200 and 400 yards who cares if it's off somewhat at 100 yards
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

My rifle is a rem. 700 that was built by Mike Luckett here in Oklahoma and its wearing a Leupold Mark4 6.5x20 scope and when I mounted it I used the Wheeler level system and it showed to be level.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

If everything is set up right, and you can hold a tight group consistently, you will notice spin drift, and the further out you shoot, the more pronounced it is. I usually verify zero at 4 or 500 yards after I think I have it dialed. At those ranges I expect to see about 1/2 MOA drift to the right, if I'm right on at 100. Any rifle I expect to shoot beyond 300 I zero to be 1/2 " left at 100.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:23 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

Hey Hunter, don't be talking about Mike Luckett around these sites. Before you know it there will be a bunch of Yankees and West coast liberals sending builds down here. That will cause long turn around times. Hush!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: Shooting groups at distance

What the crap was I thinking! I meant to to say Mack Lucky yah that's it.

I picked up a level for my scope and maybe this will get me going. You guys mentioned the exd reticle level tool will that improve upon what I have done with the Wheeler leveling tool?
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