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Old 12-15-2011, 07:16 PM
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Not sure where the trigger is set weight wise, but it is nicer then any of my other rifles. The factory setting is supposed to be right about 3lbs but i lightened it up a bit, gotta love user adjustable triggers.
HMMM well thats a 1/2 MOA group verticle and like 1.25 MOA horizontal Looks like maybe you werent establishing a natural point of aim.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: my budget .308

seeing as I'm not entirely sure what that is that could very well be the issue
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:41 PM
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seeing as I'm not entirely sure what that is that could very well be the issue
Look through the scope. Place the reticle on target. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and open your eyes. If the scope has moved off topic adjust your position until you can take a breath and remain on target.

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Old 12-21-2011, 10:55 AM
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Re: my budget .308

Looks like you are off to a good start, just remember to enjoy the sport and not let it become frustrating. I will suggest your first upgrade and it will go a long way for very little money. If you are using the OSB munufactured wood as a bench that your photo suggests, put a flat smooth surface over it
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:31 PM
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We actually don't shoot off that bench we basically just set the rifles that we're not shooting on it..the bench is pretty haggard and how its setup puts you in a very awkward and uncomfortable position. So instead we usually shoot prone on the ground off a bipod and a rear bag.

We went out and set up my steel plate on sunday at somewhere between 600-700 yards(no rangefinder or GPS, so we paced it off and it paced off at 673) and decided to give it a try. Used a free ballistics calculator to get a rough idea how much adjustment i needed and dialed it in, and the first shot was about a half MOA below the plate; so i brought it up 1 full MOA which just barely nicked the right edge of the plate. So i dialed in a half MOA left windage and the next 3 rounds all landed on the right half of the plate in about a 7" circle. I was also quite happy that my temporary $30 wal-mart special scope returned to zero after cranking it up to shoot out that far, I felt 4/5 at a roughly estimated distance was pretty fair.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:42 PM
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We actually don't shoot off that bench we basically just set the rifles that we're not shooting on it..the bench is pretty haggard and how its setup puts you in a very awkward and uncomfortable position. So instead we usually shoot prone on the ground off a bipod and a rear bag.

We went out and set up my steal plate on sunday at somewhere between 600-700 yards(no rangefinder or GPS, so we paced it off and it paced off at 673) and decided to give it a try. Used a free ballistics calculator to get a rough idea how much adjustment i needed and dialed it in, and the first shot was about a half MOA below the plate; so i brought the it up 1 full MOA which just barely nicked the right edge of the plate. So i dialed in a half MOA left windage and the next 3 rounds all landed on the right half of the plate in about a 7" circle. I was also quite happy that my temporary $30 wal-mart special scope returned to zero after cranking it up to shoot out that far, I felt 4/5 at a roughly estimated distance was pretty fair.
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