Scope mounts

jimisbell

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Is it a good idea to remove the scope from the rifle when putting it in the case at the end of the day? I would think that taking it off the rifle and then putting it back on the next time you used it would cause a loss of accuracy because you cant be sure you are getting it back in the right place so it would require sighting it in again.
 

Ranger Rick

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That’s something I’ve never done even with my QR mounts. Zero it, shoot it, store it, and repeat. But, truthfully.I don’t sight my hunting rifle in every year unless I suspect something impacted the scope. Handle your rifle with care and use a good gun case.
 

jimisbell

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I plan on ULR Target and I want to be very picky about setups and it just seemed removing the scope was a bad idea
 

johnnyk

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Listen to your instinct on that one JB.
The only time I remove a scope is 1. I'm positive it's bad. 2. I'm sharing a scope with another rifle and 3. I'm upgrading the scope, rings or mounts.
Anytime a scope is removed or adjusted in the rings the rifle should be shot to determine it's zero is where you desire it.
During hunting season I try really hard to shoot the rifle that I'm using at least once per week. This gives me confidence in my scope/rifle, its zero and to make sure nothing wacky has gone on (i.e. someone played with my elevation turret). Might just be my paranoia. I've missed a couple of respectable, stud whitetails because somehow my scope was off.
 

ShtrRdy

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Bad idea. If you're concerned about the scope getting knocked around with the rifle, get a heavy duty hard case.
 

fathertime

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I have a switch barrel setup with 5 barrels and 5 scopes all with quick release mounts. I sight it in every time I switch and 95 percent of the time it's not off over an inch at 100.
 

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