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PostSubject: Bullets drifting at longer ranges   Bullets drifting at longer ranges EmptyDecember 2nd 2012, 2:48 pm

It got the better of me today and so I put some extra thought into it. I already had a bubble level with me as i had to reset my 150 yard shooting bench. I fired 3 shots at 150 yards and they were perfect but a couple inches to the right.
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I took one more shot " shown in another pic" and bam, right in there with the other 3.

Started thinking about the table, sure it was leaning SLIGHTLY, you put a dime under the corner of the bubble and it would level perfect so not off that much. I sighted the rifle on the target i normally do and carefully backed off the gun, got the bubble, checked to make sure i was still on target and put the bubble on top of the scope turret cover.
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Leveled it
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Took one more shot, almost dead center of the bulls eye! I let it cool down for a good 10 minutes, made some adjustments and hit almost where i needed to. Tomorrow I want to try 170 yards so i put it 2" high.
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.003" "Crush" Fit on these primers.
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This is how my table currently sits. I will take some shim stock out there later and shim the right side of the legs and try to even it out the best I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullets drifting at longer ranges   Bullets drifting at longer ranges EmptyDecember 3rd 2012, 8:36 am

Never thought that a leaning table will make the shots go astray ! Were you using the sled FG ?
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PostSubject: Re: Bullets drifting at longer ranges   Bullets drifting at longer ranges EmptyDecember 3rd 2012, 9:09 am

seen where i had the scope set prefect on one bench (good even bench), was not able to get the same bench the next time out. the scope end up 1in off either way on a bench with a slight lean.

the distance was 50yrds, and the weather was almost the same. +/- 1 degree f.

the range I goto need some work done the benches. got a feeling that it may not be open much longer, budget cuts.


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PostSubject: Re: Bullets drifting at longer ranges   Bullets drifting at longer ranges EmptyDecember 3rd 2012, 9:14 am

This would only affect a sled, or something similar. I use sandbags, and level it with my eye. Just like you do in the field.

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PostSubject: Re: Bullets drifting at longer ranges   Bullets drifting at longer ranges EmptyDecember 3rd 2012, 9:48 am

Having the reticle leveled in relationship to the bore is critical for long range shooting, the more it is off, the farther off your impact will be at long range.
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PostSubject: Re: Bullets drifting at longer ranges   Bullets drifting at longer ranges EmptyDecember 3rd 2012, 11:26 am

That's what i do as well Pete , for me its less trouble using sandbags.
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