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How bad is bad?

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Unread 07-04-2009, 10:40 AM
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Re: How bad is bad?

Put a scope that you trust to hold zero and track correctly on the rifle. If it continues to hold zero. You know it was a scope issue. If it does the same thing your old scope did. You know you have a gun issue.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 02:58 PM
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Re: How bad is bad?

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Put a scope that you trust to hold zero and track correctly on the rifle. If it continues to hold zero. You know it was a scope issue. If it does the same thing your old scope did. You know you have a gun issue.
Well, I know the scope already failed to hold zero. I also know that after dropping 5" of elevation when it failed to hold zero, it went up 6" after 20 clicks of a 1/4 MOA adjuster. I know I have a scope problem.

My only question is whether or not this could be evidence of the scope having been part of a consistency problem on my rifle. The rifle is new, the scope is second hand. The new rifle has been inconsistent compared to same shooter on a rifle that isn't as good. Question: should I now be questioning the scope? This scope was never intended for this rifle in the first place, the scope is being replaced anyway.
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Unread 07-07-2009, 04:22 AM
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Re: How bad is bad?

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The new rifle has been inconsistent compared to same shooter on a rifle that isn't as good.

Your scope is doing just what mine was doing. When I realized it was the problem, (same symptoms on 2 different rifles,) I took it off and never looked back.

Take the scope off and shoot the rifle with iron sights and see how well it does. I am sure you are more accurate with it than 5MOA with iron sights; if it drops the 5 MOA then you, (either need more practice,) or know the rifle is junk.

I have never seen a rifle shoot that bad, I would think the rifle is ok.
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