shoots are all left and right of bullseye in almost straight line

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by jerryarlington, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. jerryarlington

    jerryarlington Active Member

    May 7, 2013
    I was at a Long Range Safety Officer training this morning. Myself and a younger individual when done went to the 100 yard range to shoot a few rounds to make sure our guns were shooting right.

    After I did some adjustments to the scope. I was dead on, up and down. but the group I shot was a string, all on the same height but one or two inches right of left of center.

    I had the young guy shoot my gun. He put two in the same hole dead center. then one slightly higher.

    SOOOOO....the question is what am I doing wrong. Is it my trigger pull or my heart beat.

    The gun is a Kimber 8400 300 win mag with a Vortex Viper pst moa 6.5-24X
  2. JonM

    JonM Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2012
    Do you have a good cheek weld? Are you shooting supported in front and back? Bipod & Sand Bag?

    I find for me when I support the stock in the back as well as the front I group better. It allows me to focus more on my cheek weld, trigger pull and target alignment.

  3. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Does that 300WM have a brake on it or does it kick like a mule? I have a 300WSM that I have to settle myself in on or I do the same thing. For me it really isn't a noticeable flinch, maybe just a over-tight trigger pull and piss-poor follow through. When I really focus on follow through the horizontal stringing disappears.

    FWIW, I am done being a recoil martyr and its getting a brake this winter ...
  5. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    A few ideas.

    1. Rifle cant
    2. Forend pressure
    3. Trigger pull
    4. Wind
    5. Parallax/cheek weld.

    Go back another day and retry.