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Old 02-16-2010, 10:00 PM
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Grouping to the right - whats up?

I am getting a solid 0.39" group today, which is very good for me and my stick, but when I look back at my targets in the past I am always about 1" to the right. This even with different powders. What is going on? How can I get tight groups AND have this happening?

Assuming it is not the scope, what am I doing that may need adjustment?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:17 PM
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I am getting a solid 0.39" group today, which is very good for me and my stick, but when I look back at my targets in the past I am always about 1" to the right. This even with different powders. What is going on? How can I get tight groups AND have this happening?

Assuming it is not the scope, what am I doing that may need adjustment?
Sounds like you just need a few clicks to the left.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:31 PM
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Re: Grouping to the right - whats up?

Once you get your load down pat and it's producing the accuracy that you're after then you have to zero your scope by making the necessary elevation/windage adjustments.
When doing load development you shouldn't be concerned with the bullet's point of impact (POI) for each separate shot in a group but your point of aim (POA) should always be the same (i.e. the bullseye) for each shot in that particular group. JohnnyK.
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Re: Grouping to the right - whats up?

This just seams to simple for me make a scope adjustment! but maybe he ment something else?
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:54 AM
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Re: Grouping to the right - whats up?

I will make the scope adjustment and find out. The issue is that I have tried to get it sighted in before and was always left with it hitting to the right, even after adjusting the scope, which left me frustrated. Extremely.

In the past it was a result of me pulling the rifle. Been really working on that with dry firing, hand/body/head position training, and some formal shooting classes. My focus this year is to really dial in on me and my skills.

But the question I wonder is this: can I get a group that tight and still be jerking the rifle? I did notice last evening that the rifle is recoiling up and left a little (prone, with bipod and rear bag), so I still need to get straight behind it a little more than what I was, but up and left doesn't translate to low and right - does it?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:52 PM
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Re: Grouping to the right - whats up?

if your getting under a half inch group at I'm assuming 100 yards I doubt your jerking the trigger . you should be able to adjust the scope to the laeft far enough to make your POI hit left . if you keep turning the scope left and keep hitting right I'd say your scope is faulty . turn your left / right turret to the left about 12 clicks and see if your POI moves to the left roughly 3 inches . if not try another scope . Jim
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:56 AM
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Re: Grouping to the right - whats up?

The problem could be your scope rings? Have you had there alignment checked? Wheeler engineering makes a good scope mounting kit. You can check your scope alignment as well as correct them. I have used there product and must say wow! i thought i had mounted my scope correctly. Wrong! I had one set of rings that i had to rotate one ring completely 180 degrees to get better alignment. The lapping tool makes the rings fit that much better.
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