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Old 05-25-2011, 06:05 AM
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Shots going right

When shooting from my bench. At 100 yds. i'm right on, at 200 i'm 1.5"right , at 300 i'm 6" right, and at400 i'm 20" right. This was with my 223. So i bedded the one base made sure the scope was level, check the crown for damage, Same thing. I tried 2 other rifles , same thing. Needed new glasses so i went and had my eyes checked , no change in vision. Heres the kicker . Today i'm leaving for S. Dak. P D hunting. Why is this all of a sudden happening. I'm thinking these so called golden years ain't so.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: Shots going right

I can't think of anything that would cause that drastic of a drift except wind. Plus the numbers are multiplying. In other words the 3/4 moa you are off at 200 turns into 2 moa at 300 and 5 moa at 400 yards. ??

Are you dialing the turret for each shot?

I don't think you could cant the rifle enough to do this.

I would look for wind, paralax and mirage problems??

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:46 AM
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Re: Shots going right

Leveling the scope does not always level the POI . because of barrel harmonics and slight canting
this can be a problem.

Use your level and start moving the scope off level until it prints vertical from 100 to 5 or 600 yards.
I use a piece of masking tape on one of the rings and another on the scope body beside the taped
ring. Make a reference mark and use it as a bench mark to start.

This can also occur when using a sling for prone shooting.

Just some thoughts.

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:00 PM
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Re: Shots going right

I've got to bless my wife for(forcing this laptop on me). Yesterday when i shot the 223 & 243 as i discrided both were shooting right. So i went to the safe and got out a 308 that has not a bullet down the barrel for over 4 yrs. Same thing, 16" right @400. The last time i shot the 308 was down in OKLA. & 1000 yds. This thing is driving me crazy.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:51 PM
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Re: Shots going right

For got to add. Yesterday mirage was zero, wind was 1/4 value @7mph. All three scopes are side focus. Tomarrow i'll let my shooting partner shoot them and see what comes from that.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:02 PM
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Re: Shots going right

If numerous rifles of yours are shooting right, that pretty much rules out a mechanical issue. Unless the same issue was built into numerous rifles you happen to own. Not saying this isn't a flaw in the rifle, but just looking at the lowest common denominator, the shooter.

Are you shooting prone with a sling? or off a steady rest?
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:42 AM
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Re: Shots going right

Shooting off bags.
I'm with you it's got to be someting i'm doing. I'll see today. I'm going to try one of my partners guns and let him try onr of mine.
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