Originally Posted by 458win
I suspected my NXS last week in a attempt to hit a 2inch rock at 300yrds. With 200yd zero I dialed up 2.5MOA. The wind was blowing pretty good but it was a sheltered ravine. First 2rds were off by over a 6+inches high??? 3rd drilled it.
Mounted it in on a new base and rings took it out this morning. First round was 1.5 low at 25. Perfect. Target reset at 200. First round was 17inches low. Went up 8.5MOA. Next round was 1.75in high. Down three clicks... Next round was 2 inches low??? Next one was right next to it. Went up 1MOA and put 2 more rounds and they all clustered a nice .5 group with the previous 2rds??
Its going back to NF Monday. Previously I have dialed this scope from 200-1000-600-1000-200 and been right back on target.
Remington 700 308 Tactical with HS stock.
NF NXS 5.5-22x56 with mildot.
46gr Varget, Lapua brass, CCI LR, Hornady 168Amax.
The problem with this scope was not nightforce, or the scope. It was the moron behind the trigger.
When I loosened up the turret to return it to zero a while ago. I did NOT get the detent in the groove on the inside. But instead caught the smooth round ring right above the groove. So the locking screw was on a smooth surface which was slipping when I dialed resulting in funky readings.
Lesson learned when moving the Turret to Zero. PRESS DOWN on it and make sure its all the way down before retighting the locking screw.
Faith in Nightforce is restored