Sighting in a rifle in the wind
The place that I have access to shoot out to 500 yards seems to almost always have a crosswind for the safe direction to shoot. My question is, if there is no wind and you are sighted in dead on at say 200 yards, is it possible for your reticle to not be centered with the bore so that your shots would "drift" off to the side at longer ranges?
My scope was fairly close to the center of the windage adjustment when I boresighted at 200 yards and adjusted the Millett rings for windage. I am shooting the 225 gr AB at 3050 fps. The scope is a Burris 4.5-14.
Can I safely assume that any sideways deviation of my groups at longer ranges is due to wind drift and not the scope? I can't ever seem to get out there in calm conditions.
I hope that I was clear in what I am asking.
Thanks in advance,
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