Burris Signature Rings Not up to 338 Rum
I have been chasing accuracy problems and have been limited to around 700 yards with my custom 338 rum. I posted a question and got a great answer from D.ID in that he told me he had the same problem with consistancy and he replaced his Burris Signature rings and the problem went away.
So, I ordered a picatinny rail with 20 moa and a set of Burris Tactical Rings and promtly shot the best group at 700 yards I have ever shot. Last night, I went out with a friend and set up at 1241 yards and engaged a 55 gallon barrel with a 8x11 paper target on it. We had about a 5 mph wind from the north, so I dialed my elevation from my Nightforce program on my palm pda and also dialed 2 moa for wind and let fly with a 300 grain Berger Hybrid @2850 out of my 27 3/8 inch Broughton 5 C barrel. My buddy spotted and 1st shot was perfect for elevation, but not enough wind compensation. I held about 1/2 moa more wind and this shot was again good on elevation and just missed the barrel. 3rd time is a charm, a full moa more wind and let her fly and the Berger found her spot 3 inches from the 1 inch bullseye at 1241 yards. This is my personal best and to say the least, I am elated. I could have never done this if I wasn't given the insight to abandon the Signature series rings on this beast of a gun. The combination of the fairly heavy Sightron SIII 8-32x56 and the heavy recoil is just too much for those rings. There was no indication on the scope that it was moving, but it was. New rings and the accuracy and consistancy is now going to allow me to keep stretching the yardage.
I wanted to pass this info on to save someone else the frustration that I went through. Thanks again D.ID
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