Is this natural or is this a dumb question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by kc, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I have never noticed this, but at 500 yards, I have noticed my 3006 after being fired it curves to the right about 5 inches. Is this a dumb question? it is very accurate at 200 yards.
    no wind I have a feeling this is a real doozy of ignorance..
    If you find this so, forgive me. PLEASE.
     
  2. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    My guess you are experiencing spin drift. That said 5" at 500yds seems a little excesive with out knowing what bullet, velocity,etc. etc.
     

  3. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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  4. Shoot 708

    Shoot 708 Member

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    Wow, great links from jimbires. So much good stuff on this site to help with my newest hobby. What a great insight to another important aspect to long range shooting and hunting. Looks like I need one more thing on my wish list (an add-on scope level).
     
  5. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    I would bet that your scope is canted or your shooting form is canted. Your best bet is to buy a scope level.
     
  6. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    your 500yrd spin drift aught to be around 0.2moa so about an inch, like others said either your scope is canted or you are ;)
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    just about pissed myself on that one Joe :D
     
  8. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Is it natural to ask a dumb question here??

    Hell yes...they come about every day!!