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Old 01-13-2012, 07:48 PM
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Windage troubles at long range

I am having problems with my 7mm STW shooting 6 inches right at long ranges. Ive shot it at 400, 500,600,700 yards and it keeps shooting the same 6 right. Ive shot it again at 100 and 200 and 300 and it is right on the money. im shooting 180 berger VLD bullets at 2914fps. The gun is shooting really good groups out there just six inches right and on calm days. Scope is a markV 8.5-25 leupold, sitting on a krieger barrel and pre64 model 70 Winchester action. any help would be apprciated.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: Windage troubles at long range

Are you dialing up or hold over? I will assume dialing. Do you have a bubble level and have you leveled it to your reticle path? Past 700 you should be getting some spin drift as well. Probably about 1/2 moa at 1000 for SD.

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: Windage troubles at long range

I am dialing up with leupold custom turret and the elevation is fine and the groups are fine its just printing 6 inches right consistantly with 2 different people shooting it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: Windage troubles at long range

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I am dialing up with leupold custom turret and the elevation is fine and the groups are fine its just printing 6 inches right consistantly with 2 different people shooting it.
If you are dialing then I ask again if you have a level and have you used a proceedure to level your scope ?

If you have not I will sugges you do. As I feel you could have a canted scope and your reticle path is taking you right as you crank in elevation.

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:08 PM
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Re: Windage troubles at long range

I have not leveled the scope and will try it. Thanks
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:15 PM
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I have not leveled the scope and will try it. Thanks
I think that is a good place to start. Get a level on the rail or tube and check it at 100 yards with a plum line. There are many good threads on here to discribe the process. Then after you have confirmed all is true to each other keep an eye on that level before braking the shot.

Also be aware of any wind even down range.

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Re: Windage troubles at long range

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Ive shot it at 400, 500,600,700 yards and it keeps shooting the same 6 right.
Leveling the scope won't hurt a thing, and may help a little but if you are consistently 6" off at different ranges I'm going to lean more towards shooter error being the primary cause.

My bet would be that you are anticipating the recoil and leaning forward as you squeeze the trigger which for a right handed shooter would most often result in being off to the left.
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