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shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:50 PM
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shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

I was at a Long Range Safety Officer training this morning. Myself and a younger individual when done went to the 100 yard range to shoot a few rounds to make sure our guns were shooting right.

After I did some adjustments to the scope. I was dead on, up and down. but the group I shot was a string, all on the same height but one or two inches right of left of center.

I had the young guy shoot my gun. He put two in the same hole dead center. then one slightly higher.

SOOOOO....the question is what am I doing wrong. Is it my trigger pull or my heart beat.

The gun is a Kimber 8400 300 win mag with a Vortex Viper pst moa 6.5-24X
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    Unread 08-17-2013, 04:37 PM
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    Re: shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

    Do you have a good cheek weld? Are you shooting supported in front and back? Bipod & Sand Bag?

    I find for me when I support the stock in the back as well as the front I group better. It allows me to focus more on my cheek weld, trigger pull and target alignment.
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    Re: shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

    Cant?
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    Unread 08-17-2013, 07:51 PM
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    Re: shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

    Does that 300WM have a brake on it or does it kick like a mule? I have a 300WSM that I have to settle myself in on or I do the same thing. For me it really isn't a noticeable flinch, maybe just a over-tight trigger pull and piss-poor follow through. When I really focus on follow through the horizontal stringing disappears.

    FWIW, I am done being a recoil martyr and its getting a brake this winter ...
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    Unread 08-21-2013, 11:39 PM
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    Re: shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

    A few ideas.

    1. Rifle cant
    2. Forend pressure
    3. Trigger pull
    4. Wind
    5. Parallax/cheek weld.

    Go back another day and retry.
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