I think its the nature of 16x
Probably right. Thanks!
How close does the target look at 50 yards with a 16x scope?
Really big. It's very big even at 100. This 16x was built to get me out to 300-500 yards, not for the 50-100 yard shots. But you gotta crawl before you can walk.
You gonna be doing a lot of 100 yard shots with that 16X?
Not many. The local range has a qual test to get to the 300 yard area. Shouldn't be too tough to pass that and head further out pretty soon. Gonna need fireman's class to get past that I think.
If you're having trouble with eye placement you may need to move the scope. The SS 5-20 I have is one of the most forgiving I have been behind.
Close your eyes, get comfortable behind the rifle, open your eyes. If you have to move your head forward to get edge to edge clarity, stop. Move the scope back. If you have to move your head back to get edge to edge clarity, stop, move the scope forward. Once you have this (eye relief) correct for your eye, then go about leveling the scope again, and torquing the ring screws back down. Recheck zero.
Thanks. I tried to go through that procedure when I set the scope in the rings. It's not the forward/back stuff that's getting me. It's mostly the up/down. I got the lowest rings I could, but there is no extended cheek weld on the stock. Might be that a stock upgrade is on order to fix that.
The advice I've seen from you and others to let the shot surprise you is really what I tried to do today and I think it helped quite a bit. I could tell I stayed on target through the trigger pull much better when I made a point to try to do it.