Rather be Lucky than good
I went out this morning and got in my hidie hole down at the farm. There was a Coyote out in the middle of the field. I set up and he was 273 yards. I guessed a little over 200. The 22-250 is suppose to be dead on at 200. He was broadside faceing left. I was laying down on a dirt bank. I put the cross hairs on the center of his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. He went down. When I when out to pick him up I saw he was hit in the neck? I thought well I just threw the shot. Before I left the farm I set up a target at 200 yards. Sure enought it hit high left corner of the notebook paper target. This is the 3rd time my rifles have been off this year. Twice I missed. The other two times I was using another rifle. I quit using it because I did not trust it. Now this rifle has done the same thing and on both rifles everything has been tight. Back at my shooting range I lowered the scope 4" and came over 3" I hit 1" right of the bull. There was a little wind 3 to 5 mph and bright and sunny, a lot of mirage. I shot again and the shots went 3" low. I shot again and put one beside it 3" low. I came back up 3" and but one in the the bullseye and shot another in the same hole and another just out. I don't know what is going on. I am sure I was shooting from a clean barrel but I have not had it shoot that much different before. I probably had left cleaner in my barrel and did not run a patch through it. That is the only thing I can come up with. The other rifle that I don't trust, was doing it on a dirty barrel that has had 20 to 30 shots throught it. I have not got around to testing it.