I have the dumbest question.

Discussion in 'Long Range Competition' started by kc, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    It goes like this..my Rem .308 in dednuts at 100 yards..but at 200 yards its to the left 2 inches.
    I am using 168 Hornadays and every mixed make of bullet I have. I have a cold barrel.

    If its a dumb question forive me.
     
  2. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    Every time I shoot with a cold barrel after its dead on but after the 3re shot its off.
    but I let it cool down and I am back to zero even after I notice it s I go back to 100 and I an in the 10..
    No wind...it low area flat pines on both sides. the scope is turned rt 10 clicks back 20 than 10 back to zero and still on but beyond its off.
     

  3. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I would think your scope is a bit canted. What does your rig consist of?
     
  4. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    .308 REM VLS 168 Hornaday
    SWIFT 3X9 X50
     
  5. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    What group size are you getting at 100?
    Try sighting at 300 and then see where you are at 100.
     
  6. justgoto

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    What mounts and rings are they?
     
  7. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    My groups are under 1 inch @100 and most are around .75...I have checked and re-checed and others who I shoot with are saying its dead on and not canted. I have spun that scope rt and left and it always comes back to zero. every time.
     
  8. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I'm talking about "canted" at the bases or mounts from being bad quality bases or mounts, or inadequate installation.

    As an example:
    I have Burris Signature Zee rings on my Howa. Say I were to use the inserts that "cant" my scope giving me 20moa more in elevation adjustment. Now say I installed them rotated 90 degrees, making my scope "canted" horizontally instead of vertically; I would get the same result you are experiencing.

    EDIT:
    I would think if your objective lens is centered over the bore, your horizontal POI would remain constant.
     
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  9. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I am using Loupold rings and I lapped them before installing the scope I used dykum bluing on the inside so they are even.
     
  10. thewileyone13

    thewileyone13 Well-Known Member

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    Have you shot past 200 yds? What is it doing at 500 yds? Is it a single round that is that far out or are you shooting 3-5 shot groups and all of them out there? If the group is going left 2" at 200 and more than that the further out you go, then I would also say the scope is canted (meaning that it is not in line with your rife, twisted in the rings...)

    Is your barrel free floated?

    I am strongly leaning towards your scope not being installed properly.
     
  11. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    Im just gona start all over and change the scope and my friend who is a gunsmith will get this problem solved.
     
  12. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like Cant to me.
     
  13. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    I dont know guys because canted is a relative term. The barrel is what determines horizontal cantedness (is that a real word) not the action! Hooked barrels do some bizarre stuff! About the only thing you can do for them is twist the scope to approximate the hook. Twisting the scope can also be a good thing to compensate for spin drift at your favorite multiple distance target range.
     
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