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Old 02-14-2013, 08:24 PM
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Is this a scope issue

I feel it is but is a new Leupold Mark 4
Rifle is a Custom 7 SAUM
Top groups are 168 Bergers 60 gr H-4831 210 Federal Primer
bottom groups are 180 Bergers 58 H-4831 BR-2 Primer
4 straight 2 and 1 groups
or is this a holding issue
very solid Farley rest and rear sand bag

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: Is this a scope issue

Hard to say if your scope is walking without more shooting. Is this 100yds?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: Is this a scope issue

Yes, brand new build, barrel etc
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: Is this a scope issue

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Yes, brand new build, barrel etc
Looks like good shooting to me. I would keep shooting before I condemned a scope.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:24 PM
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Re: Is this a scope issue

Shoot a 5-shot group. That'll give you a better idea if a barrel/stock issue. I tend to agree it's not a scope issue. Scopes seem to either go to pieces all at once or gradually open your groups up.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:38 PM
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Re: Is this a scope issue

Check your base, action bolts and rings first. I have had bases come loose and give me the old two stepping point of impact very similar to that.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:26 AM
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Re: Is this a scope issue

You have to check everything but I think the rear SAND bag is helping to give inconsistant verticle. Sand bags are no that good they change shape and support characteristics with every shot even the good firm ones do to some degree .
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