Scope testing- shooting vrs not

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by foreign, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. foreign

    foreign Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that people do scope bow tests via shooting. Why not just put the rifle in a vice, draw a grid ( 1 inch at 100yrds,1/2 at 50 ect) and go through tracking test like that? Would save ammo and take out the variable of your shooting and the gun.

    Or am I missing something?
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  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Recoil can do funny things to scope internals. My latest debacle with Leupold involved a MK4 that tracked 99% true but would shift POI about every 3-5 rounds.