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Unread 12-24-2012, 01:19 AM
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Is this natural or is this a dumb question

I have never noticed this, but at 500 yards, I have noticed my 3006 after being fired it curves to the right about 5 inches. Is this a dumb question? it is very accurate at 200 yards.
no wind I have a feeling this is a real doozy of ignorance..
If you find this so, forgive me. PLEASE.
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    Re: Is this natural or is this a dumb question

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    I have never noticed this, but at 500 yards, I have noticed my 3006 after being fired it curves to the right about 5 inches. Is this a dumb question? it is very accurate at 200 yards.
    no wind I have a feeling this is a real doozy of ignorance..
    If you find this so, forgive me. PLEASE.
    My guess you are experiencing spin drift. That said 5" at 500yds seems a little excesive with out knowing what bullet, velocity,etc. etc.
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    Re: Is this natural or is this a dumb question

    I'd guess you don't have the scope set up straight .

    Reticle Perpendicularity

    or your canting the rifle .

    How Canting Your Rifle Affects Long Range Accuracy
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    Unread 12-24-2012, 06:42 AM
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    Re: Is this natural or is this a dumb question

    Wow, great links from jimbires. So much good stuff on this site to help with my newest hobby. What a great insight to another important aspect to long range shooting and hunting. Looks like I need one more thing on my wish list (an add-on scope level).
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    Re: Is this natural or is this a dumb question

    I would bet that your scope is canted or your shooting form is canted. Your best bet is to buy a scope level.
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    Re: Is this natural or is this a dumb question

    your 500yrd spin drift aught to be around 0.2moa so about an inch, like others said either your scope is canted or you are ;)
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    Re: Is this natural or is this a dumb question

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    your 500yrd spin drift aught to be around 0.2moa so about an inch, like others said either your scope is canted or you are ;)
    just about pissed myself on that one Joe
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