Answer to “Scope failed tall target test”.....

DocGlenn

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First off, I appreciate all the suggestions and help on my “failed target test” post. Learned a lot that I will carry forward and put to good use. However, I don’t think it was the scope or the mounts. Let me explain.
I’m taking my boys to TX Friday to hunt free range Axis deer and hogs. So I’m checking the zero for my Creedmoor. It’s dead on at 100. Shoot 200, and hit the very bottom paper. ***??? Adjust the scope up the correct amount and it hits way higher than it should. Im about to lose my mind. Seriously. After the tall target test fiasco, I’ve about had it. On a whim I take the Harvester can off (this is the same suppressor that was on the PRC that failed the test) and look down the bore and see what looks like a big hunk of metal hanging off to one side!! Apparently, and I don’t know when, I had a baffle strike on that can. Not only is my favorite hunting can trashed, there is no telling how many hours I’ve wasted chasing bullet holes because of it! I mean ****!!! I realize it’s good that I discovered this now, before my hunts, before wasting more time and bullets, but how in the world do you have a baffle strike and not know it??? I mean ****!!!
Oh well, live and learn I guess. 🤨🤨🤨
BTW, anyone have any idea how much it will cost to replace the core on the suppressor??? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
 

jd5521

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Was it the baffel or the weld holding the baffle? I had a buddy who’s can lost it’s weld and Silencerco recored it for free. He only had 750 rounds on it from a 300 WM. If I remember correctly he JD it turned around from them in 48-72 hours.
 

DocGlenn

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Was it the baffel or the weld holding the baffle? I had a buddy who’s can lost it’s weld and Silencerco recored it for free. He only had 750 rounds on it from a 300 WM. If I remember correctly he JD it turned around from them in 48-72 hours.
I'm not sure how to tell the difference to be honest. I've sent them an email for a RA#. We send it back and see what they say.
 

jd5521

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I haven’t had a chance to shoot again. Going to be middle of next week. I certainly hope things go better this time. Thanks!
I think he meant did you shoot it after taking the can off to see if your groups tightened up.
 
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Bob2650

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As a life long used of the cheap bottom feeder end of the Leupolds like the older versions of VX2 and VX3 I am glad to see that the VX6 is not a total piece of junk. Still won't buy one because I need to make house payments!
The baffle strike sure threw us a curveball!
 

Lynn Coleman

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First off, I appreciate all the suggestions and help on my “failed target test” post. Learned a lot that I will carry forward and put to good use. However, I don’t think it was the scope or the mounts. Let me explain.
I’m taking my boys to TX Friday to hunt free range Axis deer and hogs. So I’m checking the zero for my Creedmoor. It’s dead on at 100. Shoot 200, and hit the very bottom paper. ***??? Adjust the scope up the correct amount and it hits way higher than it should. Im about to lose my mind. Seriously. After the tall target test fiasco, I’ve about had it. On a whim I take the Harvester can off (this is the same suppressor that was on the PRC that failed the test) and look down the bore and see what looks like a big hunk of metal hanging off to one side!! Apparently, and I don’t know when, I had a baffle strike on that can. Not only is my favorite hunting can trashed, there is no telling how many hours I’ve wasted chasing bullet holes because of it! I mean ****!!! I realize it’s good that I discovered this now, before my hunts, before wasting more time and bullets, but how in the world do you have a baffle strike and not know it??? I mean ****!!!
Oh well, live and learn I guess. 🤨🤨🤨
BTW, anyone have any idea how much it will cost to replace the core on the suppressor??? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
 

lyle2231

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First off, I appreciate all the suggestions and help on my “failed target test” post. Learned a lot that I will carry forward and put to good use. However, I don’t think it was the scope or the mounts. Let me explain.
I’m taking my boys to TX Friday to hunt free range Axis deer and hogs. So I’m checking the zero for my Creedmoor. It’s dead on at 100. Shoot 200, and hit the very bottom paper. ***??? Adjust the scope up the correct amount and it hits way higher than it should. Im about to lose my mind. Seriously. After the tall target test fiasco, I’ve about had it. On a whim I take the Harvester can off (this is the same suppressor that was on the PRC that failed the test) and look down the bore and see what looks like a big hunk of metal hanging off to one side!! Apparently, and I don’t know when, I had a baffle strike on that can. Not only is my favorite hunting can trashed, there is no telling how many hours I’ve wasted chasing bullet holes because of it! I mean ****!!! I realize it’s good that I discovered this now, before my hunts, before wasting more time and bullets, but how in the world do you have a baffle strike and not know it??? I mean ****!!!
Oh well, live and learn I guess. 🤨🤨🤨
BTW, anyone have any idea how much it will cost to replace the core on the suppressor??? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
Take the can off, throw it away! Never liked them things from the start. Your problem was created by a can the first time, I'd say it'll happen again with a device. Use ear plugs! Best regards
 

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