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Shots going right

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Unread 05-27-2011, 10:15 PM
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Re: Shots going right

This almost sounds like a trigger pull or cheek weld issue. I know if I being right handed yank the trigger instead of squeezing it the bullet always goes right. Just a thought.

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Unread 05-29-2011, 04:53 AM
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Re: Shots going right

Could this be a paralax problem?
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Unread 05-29-2011, 05:11 AM
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Re: Shots going right

There's one other thing I can think of that's not shooter related.

It's the possibility of the scope being mounted off center to the bore. I know, I know, not likely on most rifles; but it's all I could think of, and this guy's leaving soon for a hunt.

This thought comes from one of my great uncles' Benchrest rifles that had the scope mounted 1" left of TDC (yes, on purpose). We could shoot the wings off flies with it at 100, but it took a ton of adjustment to get zero'd at 300. I can only assume that it would be ever increasing as distance got further. Not necessarily proportionally either...??

Just a thought, probably nothing.
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Unread 05-29-2011, 08:29 AM
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Re: Shots going right

Originally Posted by Oliveralan View Post
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?

Have someone else shoot your rifle and see if your still having the same result.
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Unread 05-29-2011, 05:30 PM
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Re: Shots going right

POI is not the issue. All my scopes are mounted in Burris Signature rings. Here's the deal.IT'S ME. It rained last night and today, so we left a day early. Got in some late afternoon shooting thursday. Had mediocre shooting Friday. Saturday we had 700 yd. shooting. Stayed on 2 d. towns all day. When we got out thier, right from the get go is was on target all the way out to 700 yd. dogs. At home my range is only out to 400 yds. and i've come to the conclusion it has just got boring to ME. I need to find another range to play on.
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