- Oct 30, 2014
Yes sir, both we’re cleaned a few months ago, but I have been at the range with both of them prior to my hunt. I had been working up a load for the 7-08 and had just shot 50 rounds trying to mess with my seating depth. So it was fouled. I changed the scope on the 308 and we zeroed and my son shot some since he hadn’t for awhile. It was gtg as well.Some rifles need a couple of rounds after cleaning. Was your rifle cleaned before the shot? I won't eliminate shooter error, but that is for you to determine.
I'll give you an example. I shot a cow elk at 900 yds. A perfect shot died right away. A few weeks later, I completely missed on a moose at 300 yds. I went to the gun range. The rifle shoots 1/3 MOA at 300 yds. To this day, I have no explanation for how I missed that moose.