A mystery to me, hope some of you can help.
Have recently had the chance to air some of my stuff at 1000 yds.
Was impressed with my lowly 308 at a full grand. Shot less than moa groups, so I'm pleased. I know the 308 won't carry the ump for game at this distance but I'm learning with what I have so when I get a bigger gun I'll have some experience behind me, call it a long range learner gun if you will.
What I don't understand is the windage adjustments I'm having to make to hit center, at distance, starting with 3/4 moa at 400, with a pretty consistant, or even amount of increasing to 3.25 minutes at 1000 of left windage, this in basicly no wind conditions with wind flags outand may be noticeable at 200 and 300 also but we started at 400 the last two times we shot. I've leveled my scope with the weight hanging on the string trick and leveled the action with a level while mounting the scope and have it as level as I can get it. I don't mind having to make elevation and windage adjustments to hit but just don't understand the reason I'm having to. I have read the post about "law of repose" and this could be part of it but not all.I could be canting my rifle some but it's hard to beleive that I'm canting it consistantly the same from shot to shot and always in the same direction, cause once I make a windage adjustment it stays the same for that distance as long as the wind behaves.
I hope some of you can give me some answers or insight to what I'm seeing. Thank you Joey S AKA 308. sorry for being long winded