Originally Posted by johnnyc4
2006 I bought a model 70 synthetic stock, does not have hinged floor plate, stainless barrel, using Simmons ATV 4-14 scope. I have used laser bore sighter, shooting Federal 130 Vital Shock. 100 yards. I cannot tell if it is the gun or the scope. Need some exerienced hands if anyone out there is having or has had a problem with this make and model rifle.
We tried today at 100 yards. Shooting from a shooting rest/vice. Once it was on paper it seemed like the rounds went all over an eight inch target. Finally after 8 rounds we gave up.
Spread of each round was about 5 inches. Some were high then low, One shot was right on the horizontal for bullseye but maybe off 1 inch to the left and the next shot was high 4 inches but inline verticley with the previous round.
I'm open to suggestions.
Welcome and Merry Christmas to you.
I would first check the mounts and rings and make sure they're tight. Then take Dave's advice and put a known good scope on it and give it a try. Also, even though it's a synthetic stock check to make sure the barrel is free floated and not contacting the stock. Slide a piece of paper or a dollar bill under the barrel the length of the barrel channel. If it's touching those are areas that will need to be sanded so you remove that contact point.
I'm betting you use a new scope, remove all contact points and it will start shooting. My bets on the scope that is on it, but with that light weight barrel any contact points will create other accuracy issues.
Best of luck, keep us up to date on your progress.