I can only speak for myself. Zero is set on top of the dot at 100 yds. When i am shooting groups (positions practice or whatever,) I shoot a box and return to zero for 9 total groups on one target dot. I move 10 up- shoot, 10 over- shoot, 10 down-shoot, 10 down- shoot, etc until each face and each corner of the box has a group on it. 9th group is back on the bull and verifies the scope returns to zero.I'm partially trolling but also very serious: why is the group not on top of the target? This is a very common thing to see on the forum(s), but I'm not sure if the reason is
- There is wind
- The setup is not holding zero
- Position/hold is not consistent
- The shooting distance is not the zeroing distance
- People adjust their scope off before shooting to save the target center
- Something else; what?
A good group in the wrong place is not any better than a poor group in the right place..