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#3017793 - 11/05/12 08:22 PM Got a problem

Registered: 06/10/00
Posts: 41337
Loc: Western Ky.

I hope someone can help me with this problem.

We were sighting in our rifles yesterday and my 70 year old cousin was having a ton of problems with his rifle. It is a 303 British and he had a scope put on it last year, it was bore sighted or so they told me. My cousin let his son in law get it to zero at 50 yards. The rifle shot about 6 inches low and to the left. He got it on bullseye at 50 yards then my cousin took it to shoot.

We used a tall box to hold the targets and he was shooting at the top target. He hit the bottom of the box in the left coner, about a good 3 "feet" low. He fired off three more shots and all hit the same spot.

Now if the shots were all over the place I would tell him to replace the scope but those shots GROUPED good in the bottom coner so to me that had to be his shooting.

He kept trying to shoot the rifle and was hitting the ground in front of the box. we could not fingure out why he was shooting so low. His son in law took the rifle back and he started to hit 6 inches low. So now I'm not so sure what to make of it.

We took the scope off and he used the military sights and hit right of bullseye so that's what he will use.

I'm not sure about the brand but I think it was a Simmons.

Does anybody have any ideas?? We thought he might have his cheek setting too high on the rifle but don't know.
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#3017842 - 11/05/12 08:47 PM Re: Got a problem [Re: Wildcat]
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Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 2017
Loc: Union County,Tn

If its on with the irons I'd say scope is junk. Jmo
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#3018071 - 11/06/12 05:18 AM Re: Got a problem [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 442
Loc: East TN

Couple of things I can think of... My dad got a Simmons from sportsmansguide a while back that did the same thing (hit the ground at 60ish yards). Try a good known scope. Is the scope mount an ATI mount? Those things can be mounted wierd if youre not careful. One thing you can do and it's a little involved is to center the crosshairs in the scope by making a little "V" jig then bore sighting to see how far off the mount is to the bore. May have to do some adjusting to get the mount as close to bore as possible. Google the V jig. Super easy to make.

Edited by Dienamic (11/06/12 05:39 AM)
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#3018194 - 11/06/12 06:51 AM Re: Got a problem [Re: Dienamic]
10 Point

Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

Scope or mounts.
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#3018205 - 11/06/12 06:56 AM Re: Got a problem [Re: BigD_625]

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28441
Loc: Copper Head Road

I would lend him a rifle if he was hunting with me,,sounds like the mount is not pointed straight,,but could be the scope,too late in the game to fool with all that now,,
you pretend it doesnt bother you but you just want to explode

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