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Dahitman44

Shooting problems again!!

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I have always been a good shot with everything but my glock -- long story.

OK -- I went to a buddy's sand pit and shot today. Not goo and not consistant. First I was shooting a 30-06 100 yards on a picknick bench. The bench was old and bounced around a lot. I was all over the place.

Then I shot from the hood of the truck but I was frustrated and did not shoot well there either.

The tarrger area was elevated a bit, would that matter?

I always used to sight in at a main shooting area that has cemented in benches with 2 x 4 carpet rests attached. I never used to bounce there and it was a good shooting spot.

Any thoughts on my problem?

I might have to shoot on Friday am with EVERYONE else that put it off to the last minute.

My last few shots were close, but not as close as I am used to ... Any thoughts?

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scope or open sights?

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Wind?? Were you shooting the same brand bullet when you had better groupings?

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scope.

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No wind and the same brand bullet.

That table was pretty wiggly and I could see that I couldn't keep it straight in the scope. I guess I will have to stand in line at the nice cemented down range with all of the other goofs that waited till the last minute.

It is VERY frustrating and I let it get to me ...

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If you have an area that you can take longer shot, buy yourself a smaller gun vise with the pads for approx $30-$40.00 and set it on something steady. This is how I sight in all my rifles and it works great with very little money invested. I have even set it on my tailgate and shot from there in a chair.

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have you checked to make sure the mounts are tightened... and that the scope its self isn't to blame some?

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I onced owned a less expensive scope on a 300 mag and it didnt last very long as the recoil of the mag damaged the insides of the scope. POSSIBLE.

I then bought a much better scope and wel-la, problem solved.

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DD --

Mounts are tight -- I checked that.

I hope I can get it going on Friday.

Thanks

Hit

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Go back to your buddies pit, forget the bench.

Get prone on the ground, and either support the rifle with sandbags, or pillows, blanket, whatever allows you to hold steady on the target. If you cant hold steady, (or at least as steady as your are able to, then youre just wasting bullets and time. Bullets are cheap, time is not right now.

Elevated target wont make any difference as to how your groups are, but it may affect Point of impact slightly, depending on how much grade you were sighting in at.

Last shots were close, you said.

How close is close. If they are close and all grouped together, then simply adjust it. If they are close, as in within 2 inches of the bullseye, but all around it, is a different story.

Safest spot on a target is the bull. wink.gif

How much power does your scope have?

How big was your bull?

One thing I do, is I dont aim at the center of the bullseye, I aim at the intersction of the bottom of the circle, This is proven to be a more accurate point to aim to, because if you are trying to hold center of the bull, you are always moving the gun around. There is only one spot when you line the crosshairs up with the bottom edge of the bull, and centered left to right. Also, if you hold there, and know the size of your bull, then you know exactly how far above POA your bullet hits

Make your bullseye the appropriate size of how far above POA you want the bullet to land.

2" bullseye, if you aim at the bottom of the circle, would give you 2 inches high at 100, if you adjust the impact point to top of the bullseye.

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yea dude bumer, head out to a store and buy an extendable shooting stick and hit the sand pit. these sticks are sweet...never used one before this year, but I snatched one up cheap, and was out shooting the .22 the other day, and man is it nice. Stable shooting, no more "circles" with the gun barrel. pretty excited to shot the 870 off it, but i still have until 3B starts.

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