Post by Chris Champion on Jan 29, 2009 17:10:26 GMT -5
I woudn't give up just yet either. My Savage set up does that once in a while too. I just tested the scope, (Conquest 3.5-10x44), this past weekend on a .22 Mag to make sure it was not blown. The .22 Mag was shooting itty bitty groups at 100 yds. My guess, (at least in my case), is the culpret was yours truely and had nothing to do with the scope.
Savage 10ML-II .45 Caliber Rick Bibby Conversion: 25" .458 Stainless Pac-Nor Barrel, Action Bedded w/ 3rd Pillar, Northland Shooters Supply Recoil Lug, Savage VLP (Varmint Low Profile) Laminate Stock. Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x44, Warne Maxima Bases & Warne QR Rings
Scot That is the best group I have ever seen you shoot at 25 yards!
I looked and looked at those targets and finally came to a conclusion. The bottom target is upside down. If you turn it to correct that then the two together the holes will be distributed evenly across the whole target . Therefore rexxer must be right. ;D ;D ;D ;D
(Actually I have one a bit like that too. Will put it on another rifle soon to see if it needs to be returned or if it was just me.)
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at
night only because rough men stand ready
to do violence on their behalf."
- Attrib to George Orwell
I did have the bottom target hanging upside down. I promise to properly orient the targets at the range for your viewing pleasure. After returnig from the range I checked vent liner and cleaned the barrel.
I had used some duct tape a closed cell packing sheets to form some kind of cheek pad pending UPS and a store bought. The gun was becoming somewhat abusive in our relationship.
I was going to start the scope swap, Marty reminded me it would be better to try another shooter first. As we shoot outside the range is typically deserted, but on Saturday I will try to find a victim. Most of my buddies just look at me like I am nuts. They are all fishing or snowmobiling and know that the gun does not pretend to recoil. Normally there will be a few at the range on Saturday and it looks like 29 degrees is forecast high. Maybe only minus two Ed & RAF.
I know it could be operator error. I wish I had the total shot gun pattern like Chuck suggests. Too bad Ben is out of the loop now, I would like to know if a guy starts to flinch if it will always be to one side or a normal shotgun kind of thing.