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#6445039 - 09/09/16 10:28 AM Sighting in Rifle
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Registered: 11/17/10
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I'm having issues sighting in my rifle. I keep adjusting the scope but the bullet groups still seem to stay the same distance high. Any idea what could be causing that?

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#6445055 - 09/09/16 10:42 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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What distance are you sighting in at? What rifle, caliber, and scope are you using? Are you shooting off of sandbags, a bipod, etc?

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#6445056 - 09/09/16 10:43 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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What scope, rifle and mounts? what you described if I m thinking right can happen if you run out of travel on a scope with not enough adjustment range for the mounts

Are you near the end of travel one direction or the other? it has been a while but remember one scope that was and ran it all the way the other direction, then back to the middle and started over sighting it in and that time things worked. Don't even remember what scope it was


Edited by kmon1 (09/09/16 10:46 AM)
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#6445064 - 09/09/16 10:51 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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Are the groups moving right/left instead?
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#6445082 - 09/09/16 11:07 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: kmon1]
Birdman7 Offline
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
What scope, rifle and mounts? what you described if I m thinking right can happen if you run out of travel on a scope with not enough adjustment range for the mounts

Are you near the end of travel one direction or the other? it has been a while but remember one scope that was and ran it all the way the other direction, then back to the middle and started over sighting it in and that time things worked. Don't even remember what scope it was


It's a Thompson Center Dimension with a Nikon Prostaff 4 - 12 X 40 scope, and AccuShot Picatinny/Weaver Medium Profile 2-piece 1-inch Rings for mounts. Not sure about the end of travel.

Originally Posted By: P_102
Are the groups moving right/left instead?


Honestly haven't messed with right or left once I got it directly above my target.

Also, possible user error. This is my first rifle to sight in.

Thanks for the help


Edited by Birdman7 (09/09/16 11:12 AM)

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#6445089 - 09/09/16 11:13 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
rjd Offline
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Where are you located? I am sure there is somebody here who would be happy to help you out in person if we knew where you were.

Possibly, vertical on scope is not working. Try tapping adjustment area with an empty casing after making adjustment.

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#6445090 - 09/09/16 11:16 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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I'm in Lewisville

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#6445103 - 09/09/16 11:25 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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Not on a 20 MOA base that's installed backwards are you?

Bit of a haul to Wolfe City, but you're welcome to come out next week.
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#6445123 - 09/09/16 11:42 AM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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Registered: 07/10/14
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Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
What range do you use? Quail Creek?

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#6445163 - 09/09/16 12:17 PM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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If the barrel gets hot that could be your issue.

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#6445199 - 09/09/16 12:42 PM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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Post a picture of your scope as it is mounted.
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#6445250 - 09/09/16 01:30 PM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
Birdman7 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Originally Posted By: onlysmith&wesson
What range do you use? Quail Creek?

Usually just shoot at my lease but I can go to quail creek.

I can take pics of it tonight

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#6445359 - 09/09/16 02:34 PM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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PM sent

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#6445423 - 09/09/16 03:18 PM Re: Sighting in Rifle [Re: Birdman7]
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Does the scope have locking turrets or a screw to loosen and unlock them so you can reset the knob to zero? They might be freewheeling at the moment.

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