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#5724865 - 05/01/15 08:55 AM Scope issues after install on new gun
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Put my scope on my new hog/deer gun and it is off.

I have my windage all the way over and it is still shooting about 4 inches left at 100 yards but the windage is maxed out.

I figured I would take it apart and put it back together and see if that does it. So I did.

I am about to go shoot it to see if something just wasnt tight or something.

Any other suggestions before I go shoot it?

PS I know it is not the scope since it was fine on my other rifle


Edited by Bigfoot (05/01/15 08:56 AM)
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#5724886 - 05/01/15 09:02 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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Try reversing your rings.
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#5724891 - 05/01/15 09:06 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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Actually yes. I had them cantered the first time and this time they are both in the same direction.

I am hoping that was it but not sure.
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#5724924 - 05/01/15 09:26 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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Are the rings the style with windage screws, or Weaver style?
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#5724940 - 05/01/15 09:38 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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not sure they were Vortex Vipers ( I think) for $56 on a picatinny rail




Edited by Bigfoot (05/01/15 09:40 AM)
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#5724958 - 05/01/15 09:46 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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On my way to the range now. Hopefully the problem was that I had the scope rings reversed.

Thanks guys for the help I guess the only way to know if it worked is to go shoot it.

report coming soon
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#5724970 - 05/01/15 09:51 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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Can't you turn the windage back to zero on some scopes?

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#5725400 - 05/01/15 02:32 PM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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that was it. I had my scope rings on the wrong way.

Now I need to work on my shooting at 200 yards

man was it poor!

1st group at 200 was left

then I clicked over 3 windage clicks

and got the 2nd group

I just could not keep steady. I am sure my poor technique and lack of experience is to blame. It definitely is not the gun since it has a sub MOA guarantee or send it back for a new one.

But I have plenty of time to practice befoe fall gets here.

I still think that the deer or hog was dead on those shots!



Edited by Bigfoot (05/01/15 02:36 PM)
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#5726208 - 05/02/15 10:56 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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What kind of rest were you using?

Bipod
Bags
Backpack
??
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#5726216 - 05/02/15 11:11 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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Try this: dry fire twice before each live shot. Also, consider getting your own front and rear shooting bags.
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#5726226 - 05/02/15 11:42 AM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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and rule out equipment issues as well...... Hot and/or dirty barrels give you crappy groups.

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#5726260 - 05/02/15 12:35 PM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Crews]
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Originally Posted By: Crews
dirty barrels give you crappy groups.


That's not always true.

The 7-08 I shot yesterday afternoon had a 100 yard zero that would've hit a dime, and hit top dead center on everything to 800. Barrel hasn't been cleaned in 400 rounds.
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#5726338 - 05/02/15 02:40 PM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Crews
dirty barrels give you crappy groups.


That's not always true.

The 7-08 I shot yesterday afternoon had a 100 yard zero that would've hit a dime, and hit top dead center on everything to 800. Barrel hasn't been cleaned in 400 rounds.


Sweet! What kind of barrel is it, because I need one of those.

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#5726367 - 05/02/15 03:13 PM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: Bigfoot]
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I have been on a strict no clean policy for years now. Hasn't effected my hit ratio one bit.

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#5726371 - 05/02/15 03:15 PM Re: Scope issues after install on new gun [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
I have been on a strict no clean policy for years now. Hasn't effected my hit ratio one bit.


I need to know what kind of barrel you're using too then! haha...

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