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Old 10-21-2012, 02:00 PM
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Re: rifle inconsistency

It's the perfect excuse to get a McMillan A5 ;)
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:54 PM
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Re: rifle inconsistency

Have to ask the obvious question(s) here since you asked about getting new reloading equipment--

Are you shooting ammo that you loaded?

Are you shooting the exact same ammo each time?

What kind of scope, and how high is it mounted?
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:07 PM
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Re: rifle inconsistency

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Have to ask the obvious question(s) here since you asked about getting new reloading equipment--

Are you shooting ammo that you loaded?

Are you shooting the exact same ammo each time?

What kind of scope, and how high is it mounted?
Yes, my own hand loads, same ammo. Scope is Nikon monarch, Leupold 1/4 turn bases and high rings
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:53 PM
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Re: rifle inconsistency

If possible try some factory ammo, but I would guess it's a scope issue.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: rifle inconsistency

Did you attach the rings the the scope first or to the rifle? I have tried it both ways with those rings and unless you have an alignment tool your front ring could be a little off center causing it to be a little erratic.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:39 PM
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Re: rifle inconsistency

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Did you attach the rings the the scope first or to the rifle? I have tried it both ways with those rings and unless you have an alignment tool your front ring could be a little off center causing it to be a little erratic.
An alignment tool was used to put the rings on
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