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Old 03-29-2011, 01:15 PM
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Need help gun shooting 2 foot high

I installed a new timeney trigger last weekend. Had to do minor inleting for bolt release and safety. After reassembl, I took to the range and the gun shot 2 foot high and to the right. Group is great just off. The scope was not bumped that I know of. The gun is a rem 700 adl 30-06. Has a 15 moa base on it but has never shot this high. Any help would be great!
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:18 PM
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I installed a new timeney trigger last weekend. Had to do minor inleting for bolt release and safety. After reassembl, I took to the range and the gun shot 2 foot high and to the right. Group is great just off. The scope was not bumped that I know of. The gun is a rem 700 adl 30-06. Has a 15 moa base on it but has never shot this high. Any help would be great!

any advice would be helpfull, not sure where to start looking.....
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:12 PM
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Re: Need help gun shooting 2 foot high

Sounds like the barrelled action didn't go back down in the stock all the way. Never heard of or seen an aftermarket trigger cause this. JohnnyK.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:02 PM
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Sounds like the barrelled action didn't go back down in the stock all the way. Never heard of or seen an aftermarket trigger cause this. JohnnyK.

I'm sure it isn't the trigger. I am just at a loss as to where to start looking. I guess if it isn't in the proper place it can jump around when fired and sling the bullet high?
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:17 PM
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Re: Need help gun shooting 2 foot high

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I installed a new timeney trigger last weekend. Had to do minor inleting for bolt release and safety. After reassembl, I took to the range and the gun shot 2 foot high and to the right. Group is great just off. The scope was not bumped that I know of. The gun is a rem 700 adl 30-06. Has a 15 moa base on it but has never shot this high. Any help would be great!
I'm assuming you got 2 ft to the right and high at 100 yds??? That's a bunch - has the stock been bedded - I would guess some difference could be torque on your screws not being set at what they were previously but 2 ft is a lot.

I would take that sucker apart again and after putting it back together see what happens. Something didn't settle back to what it was previously. Any chance you had a scope mount or base screw come loose? There is no chance that you were shooting different ammo than previously??

Bottom line is it could be any of a dozen different things - process of elimination.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:23 PM
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Re: Need help gun shooting 2 foot high

I would say what cowboy had to say about the screws not being torqued right. Something seems to be out of place in assembling.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:03 PM
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Re: Need help gun shooting 2 foot high

My guess is you have done what plenty of people have done and that is not getting the mag box in correctly. Take the stock off and make sure the mag box is not binding when you torque the screws down......Rich
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